Removing gas from Walker Tank

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mcambrose, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    What is best way to get fuel out of a walker gas tank. Those older ones with the bottom drain can be hard to remove. Do you ever suck it out with a tube connect to a syringe or something else which creates suction. Thanks for suggestions.
  2. lubricity

    lubricity LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Disconnect the bottom hose and put in can. Get an air hose and hold your hand over the fill hole and force some air in. The gas will fly out. By putting your hand on top, it will not over pressure the tank.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,381

    You can use a small oil change pump...mine is about 2 gal. in size and has a hand pumping handle with a 36" tube. These pumps are real nice in getting tanks with water cleaned up.
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Well at work we have to pump some much bad gas from mowers we made a fuel transfer pump. We took an 12 volt electric fuel pump and a 12 volt power supply. Now to the Walker question, the easiest way is to remove the fuel hose at the fuel filter or pump. The bottom of the tank is just to hard to get to. Then do as lubricity said with the air hose. Do not over pressurize the tank. It only takes a few pounds, no more that 5 or you will mess the tank up. You see the tank start to swell stop the air unitl the pressure drops.

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