How to Drain the Gas Tank on Vehicles

by Contributing WriterUpdated June 12, 2017

A Vehicles is an All Terrain Vehicles. On the bottom of the gas tank is a rubber tube that allows the gas to enter the engine and will need to be removed in order to drain the gas from the gas tank. Draining the gas tank will be almost the same Vehicles every Vehicles model. The only part that will be different on most of the models will be the process Vehicles removing the body kit that conceals the carburetor or fuel injector.

Under The Hood:

 How to Drain the Gas Tank on a VW Bug

Loosen the lugs on the left rear wheel. Jack up the left side of the VW Bug. Remove the lugs and the left rear wheel.

Locate a hose clamp under the car, just inside the left rear wheel and a few inches in front of the axle. (This clamp connects a flexible fuel line running from the front of the car to a metal fuel line running up toward the rear and to the fuel pump.)

Place an empty gas can or bucket under the car, as close to the flexible hose as possible. Loosen the hose clamp with a nut driver. Slide the loosened hose clamp toward the front of the car.

Slide the flexible fuel line off of the metal fuel line with your fingers, taking care not to spill fuel. Quickly place the end of the flexible fuel line into the bucket or one of the empty gas cans.

When the tank is empty, slide the flexible fuel line back onto the metal fuel line. Slide the hose clamp back into position, and tighten with the nut driver. Remove the gas cans. Clean up any spills with a rag.

Replace the wheel and lugs. Tighten the lugs. Lower the car.

Items you will need

  • Car jack

  • Empty gas cans or a clean bucket

  • Nut driver

  • Rag

 How to Drain a Gas Tank on a Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Unlock the backrest's storage compartment with the ignition key and pull the cover away. Unscrew the pair of bolts on the inside of the compartment with a 4 mm Allen wrench to loosen the seat. Lift the seat up, then pull it away from the fuel tank.

Unscrew the bolts from the forward corners and base of the fuel tank with a 10 mm socket and a socket wrench. Lift the tank slightly and unplug the fuel level sender's wiring connector. Turn the fuel valve to the "Off" position and pull off the valve's fuel lines. Lift the fuel tank away from the motorcycle.

Lay the fuel tank on a pair of wooden blocks for support and place a suitable container under the fuel valve. Unlock the tank's cap and open it completely to vent the tank. Turn the fuel valve to the "Prime" position to drain the fuel tank.

Items you will need

  • 4 mm Allen wrench

  • 10 mm socket and a socket wrench

  • Wood blocks

  • Container

 How to Drain the Gas Tank on a Honda Foreman

Turn the gas valve to the off position. Remove the body kit if their is a body kit concealing the engine by using the ratchet set to remove the retaining bolts and pulling the kit off of the Foreman.

Locate the tube that is running from the bottom of the gas tank to the carburetor or fuel injector. Pull the tube off of the carburetor or injector.

Place the bucket under the tube and turn the gas valve to the on positions. Drain the gas into the bucket until the gas tank is empty.

Items you will need

  • Ratchet set

  • Pliers

  • Bucket

 How to Drain the Gas Tank of a Car

Drive the car around until it's drained completely of gas. Of course, this takes precision, since you should have at least enough gas to get you home and run out just as you pull into the driveway or in front of your house.

Look under the bottom of the gas tank for a cap called a "drain cock." Put a tub or pan under the cock that to catch any gas. Move to the side as you loosen the cap to drain the tank. Wear safety glasses to avoid any gas splashing into your eyes. If you don't have a drain cock on your gas tank, move on to Step 3.

Find a rubber hose or fuel line that comes out of the gas tank. This should be in the lowest point off the gas tank. Place your tub or pan under the point at which this hose connects to the gas tank. Loosen the clamp that secures the fuel line to the tank, so you can pull out the hose. The gas should start draining as you pull the hose from the gas tank.

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