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How to siphon from a modern vehicle? (Not trying to get free gas here...)

OK so you seriously can’t make this shit up. My neighbor’s nephew was high AF on something or other, lit his SUV on fire, then managed to stab a hole in my neighbor’s gas tank using a kitchen knife. The fire department patched the hole temporarily with some putty or something.

My question is, how do you drain a gas tank on a ~2000 Ranger? We haven’t been able siphon it so far cause there’s some anti-theft thing going on. Do we just enlarge the hole in the bottom of the tank and empty it into a bucket? It’s only like 5 gallons of fuel.


I’m afraid someone’s going to flick a cigarette butt and send the whole damn thing up like a late-summer Christmas tree.

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