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Old 01-09-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Siphoning gas out of TJ?

In the event that this coming winter storm knocks out my power for 4-5 days I may find myself using up the 15 gallons of gas I have stored to run my generator.

I own a little $10 hand siphoning pump with tubes that are about 1/2"O.D..
Tried to see if I could make it work on my 2002 TJ but after inserting the tube about a foot it is being blocked.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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drive to a gas station and fill up there?

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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Okay....let me a bit more precise with my question. Any suggestions as to how to siphon gas out of the tank of my TJ?
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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Smaller hose, I think there is a device with slits that prevents this type of thing in our tanks. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I've heard that.
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Okay....let me a bit more precise with my question. Any suggestions as to how to siphon gas out of the tank of my TJ?
I believe hey have sort of anti siphon mechanism in tank.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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Why don't you jump in the jeep, put her in 4wd, go to the gas station and fill up a jerry can for the generator, that way you'll have fuel in the jeep when you need it. It only makes sense to have a separate fuel can for the genset.
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Why don't you jump in the jeep, put her in 4wd, go to the gas station and fill up a jerry can for the generator, that way you'll have fuel in the jeep when you need it. It only makes sense to have a separate fuel can for the genset.
x2...way too much common sense

and yes...there is some anti-siphon stuff in the Jeep...and a valve that keeps gas from leaking out when you flip over
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
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I'm about 99.99999% sure the TJ has an anti-siphon baffle in the fuel filler neck. It's funny a friend discovered his new pickup truck does not, it has a straight visual shot right down almost to where you could see the gasoline. Anyone could siphon fuel out of his new truck but I don't think you could do so with the TJ.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #9
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Isn't the whole point of having a Jeep so that you can either drive to or drive away from SH***Y areas that other vehicles can't go? Keep the fuel in the Jeep and drive to get extra fuel. If the storm is that bad, I'm sure the guy at the gas station will enjoy some company.
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i think the real question is...how would one siphon gas from a friends TJ because, lets face it, it would be hilarious to do it 5 times in 1 week. or is that just something i want to do?
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All joking aside i would screw a fitting on the fuel rail where you do a pressure test and jump the fuel pump relay and let the pump in the tank do the work. you should be able to pump it dry.
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Thanks for the 2-3 respectable answers about siphoning the gas.

My question is oriented around the likelihood of a lot of freezing rain - not snow - which, considering the roads I have to travel, may well make driving in any vehicle hazardous. Snow is one thing....ice is another.
I have 15 gallons of gas already in cans. I am just thinking ahead in the event of a worst-case scenario where we are dealing with prolonged power outage and even gas stations are not open.
Although it sounds like siphoning wouldn't be an option, if anyone has ideas about a way to work around the anti-siphoning device please let me know. If I can get my hands on a smaller diameter tube I am going to try that. Thanks!
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Tee into your fuel line with a valve. That way you can stick a hose on there, turn the valve and viola....you can pull all 15 gallons out of your jeep.

I have done a similar set up for my boat. My 12KW gas generator can suck the 120 gallons out of the boat for me.
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Another thing you could do but it might be to cold out to work on it now, is drop the tank , remove the fuel pump and stick your hand in there with an old hacksaw blade and cut off the fuel fill pipe close to the tank. Also cut the vent tube real close to the tank. throw away the ball and spring you cut out. Reassemble the pump and you can now siphon your fuel out. Added bonus is the tank holds 19 gallons and wont throw up when filling.
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Thanks for the 2-3 respectable answers about siphoning the gas.

My question is oriented around the likelihood of a lot of freezing rain - not snow - which, considering the roads I have to travel, may well make driving in any vehicle hazardous. Snow is one thing....ice is another.
I have 15 gallons of gas already in cans. I am just thinking ahead in the event of a worst-case scenario where we are dealing with prolonged power outage and even gas stations are not open.
Although it sounds like siphoning wouldn't be an option, if anyone has ideas about a way to work around the anti-siphoning device please let me know. If I can get my hands on a smaller diameter tube I am going to try that. Thanks!
if you are really worried about the possibility of being without fuel and are still able to get to the store (for gas cans) and gas station it might be a good idea to do that now. If theres no power outages, worst cases scenario you just use the gas for the next 2 weeks in your car/jeep. Going all Mad Max on your jeep sounds kind of foolish if you know in advance this could be a problem. not to be a dick, but...
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I always keep all of my vehicles atleast half full. That should give me around 50 gallons "if" I needed it. But why would I want to take away my ability to adapt or move if necessary? Maybe the better option is to buy more 5 gallon gas cans or maybe a couple of 55 gallon drums, if you are going to stay put, if you think the weather will get that bad. Just a thought.

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