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Old 07-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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I have to drop my gas tank HELP!!!!!

Some dough head who borrowed my jeep was kind enough to fill my gas tank with diesel fuel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I now need to drop and drain my tank, I have read a bit on how to do it. It does not seem to hard that scares me. Does anyone know where I can find some detailed instructions on how to drop a tank so I will not screw it up??
Thanking anyone in advance
it’s a 2011 jeep wrangler

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Old 07-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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How is that even possible? I thought the diesel nozzle was too large to fit in an unleaded filler? Am I wrong?

Sorry, cannot help you with dropping the tank.

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Old 07-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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How is that even possible? I thought the diesel nozzle was too large to fit in an unleaded filler? Am I wrong?

Sorry, cannot help you with dropping the tank.
I thought this as well.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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You are correct!!!! I love my wife but she didnt see a problem with only the tip of the hose entering the pipe. i know i know Ill never let her drive it again
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Why don't you syphon it out? The dilute the remainder with regular gas?
If you need to purged the entire fuel system, I'd think the process is the same with or without the tank
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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I would try to siphon as much out first as possible if you can. Other than that, if you have a jack or a few friends that could assist, I'm sure it won't be lite by any stretch of the imagination. That sucks, good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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I thought if the siphon route but the Jeep dealer told me there is an anti-siphon thing in the feul tank. Thus I thought it was not an option
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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I thought if the siphon route but the Jeep dealer told me there is an anti-siphon thing in the feul tank. Thus I thought it was not an option
You could always try if to make sure.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #9
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First it was some dough head and now you called out your wife!

Drill a hole to drain it and then patch it with duct tape? What did the dealer charge to do it for you? I'd be worried about warranty being voided now too.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #10
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Good point about the warranty I'll look into that. As far as the dough head yea I'm just pissed at her right now
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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Lowering the tank is actually pretty easy. The skid plate is actually what holds the tank in place.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #12
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It's a plastic tank. I'd just get a self-tapping petcock and insert it in the bottom. That way you're all set for next time she does it.
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It's a plastic tank. I'd just get a self-tapping petcock and insert it in the bottom. That way you're all set for next time she does it.
Better hide your garden hoses.
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I think it might also be a good idea to replace your filters after you get your diesel drained. Unhook your fuel line at the injector(s) to run some fresh fuel thru the lines first, then the new filters.

Maybe a 'NO GREEN NOZZLES' sticker for your filler cap to head off future events.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #15
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Well the job is done!!!!!! I did start by siphoning off 60 L of the rotten gas. then after some careful lowering of the tank and fighting with some hose connections the tank came off. rinced it out with 4L fresh gas and replaced. Total time under the Jeep perhaps 3 hours. no bad for a first time i think. Thanks for all you advice and help.
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Tell dough head it`s not her fault. These darn(that`s dar n) gas stations nowadays just have too many hoses.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #17
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Will do
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:20 AM   #18
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Years ago I filled up the tank of my '71 El Camino with diesel fuel, then couldn't figure out why a few minutes later it was bucking and sputtering. Luckily, I was helping someone out at a garage and he recognized the odor of diesel fuel. He said, "You ____ing idiot, you filled it with diesel fuel!"

I got lucky. Instead of ruining the engine, I was just out the money on a full tank of gas, fouled the plugs, and destroyed the carburetor.

Ever since that day, I'm real careful about which pump I pick up.

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