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    Gas out of the ski

    Hi all, it's coming on winter down here in the Sthn hemisphere so am thinking the ski wont get much use for a few months. After last ride it has nearly a full tank of gas. I thought - no problem just syphon it out with a hose and use it in the quad or truck. That way I can just put fresh gas in come spring.

    But, can't get a hose down the filler pipe into the gas . Is there some thing that would prevent syphoning from these skis? Do I just need a more flexible hose?

    Thanks for your help

    RJ


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    put fuel stailizer in the fuel and u don't need to drain the whole tank.

    if u want to drain it as much as possible... then remove ur front storage, and take the clamp off the hose that goes into the gas tank from the filler cap. then stick ur siphon hose thru there.

    i just did it the other day, lol... i couldn't get a hose to bend down the filler spout for shit either! .. so resorted to jsut removeing the clamp and hose and sucking it out of the gas tank

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    We can always rely on quick helpful advice from you, it's appreciated!

    Can't be bothered stipping stuff out, I'm gonna buy some flexy clear small diam hose and have another go down the filler. If no joy will stabilise, but would rather use the gas in one of the other toys than have it sitting for a few months. The 1976 Landrover truck is not fussy, it'll happliy burn any old gas and plenty of it

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    the only other method is taking the fuel supply line off the fuel rail... keep putting the DESS key on and off the post repeatedly. this triggers the fuel pump and it'll squirt fuel each time you put the key on. Of course you could wind up with a dead battery and/or dead fuel pump after you are done pumping out 15 gallons, lol...

    but that's what i do what i get down to the bottom and lose the siphon and there's maybe a teaspoon left in there when i'm done, haha.

    glad i could try to help ya out

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    Cool, thanks, I'll let you know if the skinny hose works, Cheers.

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    Great Siphon Gizmo

    I have used a couple of these to siphon 1000's of gallons of gas
    when I loaded 200 gal tanks on my SeaRay from 5 gal cans I filled
    at the cheaper gas station.

    http://www.baproducts.com/siphon.htm

    Works great. Just put the end with metal fitting and ball and shake
    it up and down, then it will be in siphon mode and run from there to
    end of liquid. I wouldn't have believed it from the package, but saw
    it demoned at boat show and got it and loved it!

    They are about $10/$15 from Outdoor World, other sporting goods places.

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