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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help Draining Tank

The previous owner allowed water into my front tank on 97 powerstroke F250, was wondering what the easiest way to go about draining the tank would be? All help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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How much fuel do you have in it?

If it is full get 5 5 gallon jugs and a siphon hose.

Or rig up a diesel rated electric fuel pump and let it pump it out.

Then you can always just drop the tank and turn it upside down with the gauge sending unit pulled out.

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Disconnect the fuel line, run it into a catch-can, and either connect a little 12V fuel pump, or use a siphon.

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If it was me, Iíd just drop it and replace it. Chances are itís not in great shape anyway. Both my tanks went bad and replacement wasnít a big deal. Aftermarket are pretty affordable.

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