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Draining Fuel Tank - '96 1500

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by Hockey, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Hockey

    Hockey New Member

    Does a 1500 Suburban have any type of screen or anti-spill mechanism in the pipe leading from the fuel cap to tank, preventing a siphon hose from getting to the fuel tank? Chev dealer said there is a rollover protection device to prevent spilling in case of an accident. He said best way to empty tank of fuel is to disconnect the fuel line under the hood and pump it out. Sounds dangerous. Where is the fuel filter? Can I disconnect at that point and either drain or pump fuel out?
  2. Hockey

    Hockey New Member

    Draining Fuel Tank - '96 Suburban 1500 4X4

    Does a 1500 Suburban have any type of screen or anti-spill mechanism in the pipe leading from the fuel cap to tank, preventing a siphon hose from getting to the fuel tank? Chev dealer said there is a rollover protection device to prevent spilling in case of an accident. He said best way to empty tank of fuel is to disconnect the fuel line under the hood and pump it out. Sounds dangerous. Where is the fuel filter? Can I disconnect at that point and either drain or pump fuel out? ​
  3. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Yes you can disconnect at any point in the system to drain/pump the fuel out which is easiest, since there are one way valves in the filler neck. and getting a siphon hose down into the tank can be kinda an SOB as well.

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