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Old 03-10-2015, 03:17 AM   #1
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Fuel tank

Well folks it's time to do what I didn't want to do when all other options didn't get my 1992 27ft Gulfstream Ultra Limited started, I have to drop the tank and replace the fuel pump. So my gas gauge has the tank at about half full and if possible I would like to drain the tank beforehand. Is there anyway to drain it before I have the sending unit off the tank? I have tried to siphon it but the hose only went so far. Any suggestions from my fellow RVer's out there???

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Old 03-10-2015, 10:09 AM   #2
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With the fuel line disconnected, and routed to a container, and the ignition key turned on, by a helper, try hitting the bottom center of the tank with a rubber mallet.
This will sometimes jolt the pump back to life ; but the pump only gets power for about 20 secs. if the engine isn't started. If the pump will run doing this , then find and by-pass the fuel pump relay so the pump will run the fuel out.
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