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Old 05-02-2008, 01:30 PM   #21
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I saw on the news that some of the thieves are just putting a catch pan under the tank & punching a hole in the bottom.
It only takes one spark to figure out its a bad idea

well as long as the tank is not empty then there is no worry the fumes is what you are concerned with not the gas its self

so no boom boom like your thinking
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What'* the difference between letting gas out between the fuel rail and the fuel filter? Turning the key repetitively should get you a bit more than a cup of gas I'd presume... and it would be in a more convenient location than around the motor.
A thief wouldn't have a key to turn repeatedly...
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the fuel filter was way up by the tank, not easy to reach. the hardest part of disconnecting the fuel rail was getting the hood open (that'* where the damage was). i had her crank the key (coils disconnected just to avoid the whole spark thing together) for like 2 secs, and then it'd squirt out about 1/3 gallon of gas. when it stopped, she'd crank again. and we did that over and over for a full tank. it really wasn't THAT bad; definitely better than letting all that gas go to waste
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I only wonder how long till that starts happening around here. Siphoned gas by thieves, that is...
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A friend of mine had his 89 Honda Siphoned a few weeks ago. I wonder does my lacrosse have an anti-siphon screen?
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I saw on the news that some of the thieves are just putting a catch pan under the tank & punching a hole in the bottom.
It only takes one spark to figure out its a bad idea
how would it spark? most modern gas tanks are made out of plastic.....
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I saw on the news that some of the thieves are just putting a catch pan under the tank & punching a hole in the bottom.
It only takes one spark to figure out its a bad idea
Your fuel pump that'* submerged in gasoline sparks plenty
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