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Old 1st November 2007   #1
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Draining the Fuel Tank Megane Scenic 1.9TDI

I've got an S Reg Renault Scenic 1.9Dti with a blown turbo which is set to go to a scrap dealers. However before it goes I want to recover the 50 worth of fuel that I'd just put in before the turbo went pete.

I've checked a few forums and concluded that as there is no drain-off valve it would be best to disconnect the inlet pipe from the fuel pump and let the fuel drain off that way. This method seemed to work at first and I got about a quarter of fuel out of the tank before it stopped. Now nothing further will come out. I suspect atmospheric pressure is not going to be enough to get the the rest of the fuel out. If if is the case I guess I'll need to obtain a handpump from somewhere.

Can someone confirm if I'm on the right track.

If I am on the right track could someone suggest where I can obtain a handpump from and ballpark figures on a price.

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I've got an S Reg Renault Scenic 1.9Dti with a blown turbo which is set to go to a scrap dealers. However before it goes I want to recover the 50 worth of fuel that I'd just put in before the turbo went pete.

I've checked a few forums and concluded that as there is no drain-off valve it would be best to disconnect the inlet pipe from the fuel pump and let the fuel drain off that way. This method seemed to work at first and I got about a quarter of fuel out of the tank before it stopped. Now nothing further will come out. I suspect atmospheric pressure is not going to be enough to get the the rest of the fuel out. If if is the case I guess I'll need to obtain a handpump from somewhere.

Can someone confirm if I'm on the right track.

If I am on the right track could someone suggest where I can obtain a handpump from and ballpark figures on a price.

Thanks
Ian
hey,
Sorry to make you sound silly but did you open the fuel cap when you disconnected the inlet pipe from the pump? if its on the bottom of the tank then i dont see why its not coming out
Sorry for my lack of knowledge but its one of them simple things that easily missed i guess.
I hope someone gets back to you with some good solid advice.
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Yes fuel cap was removed.
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Hi Pin - if it going to the scrappers why not just punch or drill a hole in the ass of the tank or remove the fuel tank sender unit and syphon the remainder out.
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