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How do I drain gas from tank? My son put diesel in it about

Customer Question

How do I drain gas from tank?
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: My son put diesel in it about 5 gallons
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2002
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am trying to do it myself nothing so far
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

The tank has to be dropped partially to access the tank unit. Then you remove that and put a siphon hose in there to drain it. It can't be done from the fill nozzle. You would be much better off to also flush out the tank to get ALL that fuel out of there. You don't want that running through your fuel system.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How do I do that
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

The car needs to be up in the air and a stand is used to hold the tank in place once it's dropped down from the tank brackets. This is NOT a job you can do in your driveway, if the tank slips on you and drops and sparks, it's all over.

Sorry for the bad news, but please don't shoot the messenger, I'm just telling you the truth and hope this doesn't affect my great rating.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Our goal here is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. We may not always
have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but our job is to get you on
the right track, which we always do. We can’t hear, see, smell or
touch your vehicle from where we’re at, so your understanding of
that is greatly appreciated. There are no magical or miraculous
answers, but we do our best to guide you in the right direction.

Thanks, Ron