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Old 02-09-2010, 05:38 PM
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So I left a half tank in the boat last used in October and want to siphon out the gas to use in some atvs this weekend. I know leaving the gas in the lines is not good and I plan on refilling and taking the boat out really soon.

Is this ok to siphon it out? I know I've read about pump problem if the tank gets 1/4 or below but thats when its running right? If I siphon it out and then refill it before starting i would imagine it'll be ok.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:47 PM
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Letting the tank go below a 1/4 tank is a problem predominately only when the pump is running as the gas is required for cooling the pump.

But, there is some evidence that letting the pump sit dry is also bad for the pump bearings/seals. Whether this is true, I have no direct evidence. You may want to replace the removed gas with fresh stabilized gas.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:44 PM
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The 1/4 tank rule is an issue for the in-tank electric fuel pumps that MC started using in about 2000. If your 94 doesn't have an in-tank pump, I wouldn't worry about that.

Siphoning and refilling later won't cause you any problem.
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I have to say I don't hate my ex-wife but I was way lucky she decided to try and "find herself" .
What the he!! does this have to do with siphoning gas?

Wrong thread big guy.
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What the he!! does this have to do with siphoning gas?

Wrong thread big guy.


Actually in the end it all worked out for the best, I have a great wife and family and she is minus 1 a-hole.....................
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Actually in the end it all worked out for the best, I have a great wife and family and she is minus 1 a-hole.....................
So who is plus one?
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I think I see the connection now!
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You know those pics I sent last year??
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So I left a half tank in the boat last used in October and want to siphon out the gas to use in some atvs this weekend. I know leaving the gas in the lines is not good and I plan on refilling and taking the boat out really soon.

Is this ok to siphon it out? I know I've read about pump problem if the tank gets 1/4 or below but thats when its running right? If I siphon it out and then refill it before starting i would imagine it'll be ok.
I would put as much gas into the atv's and any other vehicle. The gas level has nothing to do with your boat. Not a great idea to run it completely out but it would not do anything but add tank trash into fuel system. You will not burn anything up cause your pump should be off of the block and not in the tank. Therefore your gas in the tank is not cooling the fuel pump.
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