Home Forums 2-Cycle Racing method to drain the fuel tank

This topic contains 5 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Mark Dismore Jr. 4 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #21253

    Ron Horwitz

    What is a best practice to drain the fuel tank for storage between races?  I tried a cheap Harbor Freight hand pump that worked great but the fuel kills them.

  • #21263

    Jason Bane

    I use one that looks just like this….http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-Siphon-Pump/16795103.    It uses 1/4 tubing, so it works great. I remove the fuel line running to the carb on top of the fuel tank, and put one end of the siphon on it.  The other end goes into my race fuel jug. Pinch the line before you squeeze the bulb, and when you release the bulb release the line, and it should start siphoning. Basically you are using your existing fuel pickup hose inside your tank, so it empties your tank almost completely.

  • #21578

    Ted Hamilton

    With the kart on a stand I pull the fuel line from the carb while pinching it and let it self-siphon into a gas tank on the shelf on the kart stand… Usually drains to very little left in the tank…I usually don’t dump that, but it’s not hard to pull the tank and dump that residual amount out if needed.

    2014 Praga Dragon / IAME KA-100

  • #21582

    John Matthews

    About $5 at the hardware store, right next to the kerosene heaters. I go through maybe 2 a year running a full time power equipment shop.



  • #22705

    Mark Dismore Jr.
  • #22479

    Carlos Perez

    I use this one. It works great, you just shake the hose a few times and the flow starts. I empty my tank in about a minute without pumping manually. You can also get it at lowes, where all the pool and water supplies are.

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