The current mind set in our crowd is that a full tank is safer than a partially filled tank because there is no room for an air/gas mixture to form.Well that sure is good news to hear. How low do I need to run the tank?
I guess that I left a few steps out.
First I pulled the Fuel Pump fuse and let the motor run dry.
Then I drained the fuel tank by connecting a piece of hose to the fuel pump and pumping the tank dry by hot-wiring the pump and running the hose into a gas can.
When the pump stops pumping there will still be a liter or so of gas in the bottom of the tank. I used a pump that looks like a large syringe to remove the remaining fuel and then mopped the tank dry with industrial grade paper towels.
My problem was crud in the tank caused by European Gasoline. I had at least a cup of non-flammable liquid in the bottom of the tank that would find its way into the fuel system whenever I drove over rough roads.
The current mind set in our crowd is that a full tank is safer than a partially filled tank because there is no room for an air/gas mixture to form.
So to clarify things, I should fill the tank. I dont think I would have any crud in the tank but it is possible. I was just concerned that I would be working under the gas when taking the pump out.
Since we are on this issue and you two guys have done this. What kind of pump should I put back in? I woudln't mind putting a higher flowing pump just to cover my butt.