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What would be the safest way to transfer gas from one zook to another? If the sending unit on my 88 1/2 is compatible with my 87, I want to swap sending units. Trouble is, the 88 1/2 has 3/4 tank (good fuel). Any ideas?

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How about one of those Kerosene pumps with some hose attached?

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

Heard on the news of a guy using a shop vac. Once gas hit that electric motor in the shop vac it turned into a giant flame thrower burning up his car, garage, house and the neighbor's house!

But seriously, if you had an electric fuel pump you could run a hose off of it to the second tank. I know my Holley electric fuel pump is rated at 130 GPM free flowing. It could empty the tank in less than 5 minutes. I would prefer the old 6' rubber hose and 5 gallon gas can route though.

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

there are drain plugs on the bottom of the tank. Just open 'em up and the gas will drain right on out...

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I agree with Capn_Crunch, When i install new sending unit
drained Sam fuel tank with drain plug into buckets.
Filled two 3 gal. buckets, transfered it to ford van with
use of funnel easy job. Hard part those gas tank bolts on
broke two off had drill and tap.

Careful not pull hard on small 1/8 steel gas vent tube on
top tank it would be real easy break that guy off.

While you have tank off it good idea replace those old
hoses mine were dried and starting to crack so i just
cutt-em all off installed new longer hoses with SS hose clamps.

Get those short philip head screws out that hold sending
unit to the tank, had use pair vise-grips break-em loose
first, then used screw driver to remove them.

86 to 88 are same sending units.

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

you can get a syphoning hose at just about any auto parts store... not expensive and easy to use... remember you must be syphoning into a tank lower than the suzuki's, so get a gas can and put it on the ground... then when you get done swapping sending units, poor the gas into your zook

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

Steve has the right Idea. Buy a siphon hose and transfer it to
a gas can then fill your other truck. I hear the newgas mixture really tastes like crap. (Not from personal experiance
mind you, Hic..)

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

Definately go with the siphoning hose. I bought one for 99 cents at an auto parts store, (or $1.99 at Kmart/WalMart) and have used it for years. It has a pump bulb too, so if you can't get the flow going you can pump it, but that takes awhile! Safe and cheap.

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

Thanks everyone! Looks like a siphon hose will be the ticket....

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Re: Siphoning Gas Safely ??

I'm tellin' ya', that bolt on the bottom of the tank is a piece of cake. Take a 4 way tire iron and find the lug wrench that fits it and turn. It's EASY and if you're Sami is lifted it'll be even easier and take a LOT less time than one of this tiny syphoning hoses...

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