Tank Emptying

Page may contain affiliate links. Please see terms for details.

sappers

Member
Joined
May 23, 2016
Messages
31
Location
Bracknell Berkshire
Car
ML270 CDI
Hi, I have a ML270 that has half a tank of diesel that needs emptying. What is the quickest/safest way to do this? TIA.
 
this may not work in all cars but halfords sell plastic fuel tube with a little hand pump for extracting fuel from tanks
 
Give it to a "Meet and Greet" car park company for a few days :)



Is there a drain plug under the tank?
 
Can you disconnect a fuel line and let the pump prime in to an empty container?
 
Can you disconnect a fuel line and let the pump prime in to an empty container?

I thought of this but if the engine does not start will the low pressure pump not be turned off after a few seconds?
If so I suppose you could attach an external 12V supply to the pump?
 
Maybe. It works on a petrol engine, but it makes sense that a diesel might register that as a fault and stop.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Back
Top Bottom