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I need to draw down the fuel level to less than 1/8 in my 2012 for ocean freight shipping requirements.
How would I go about siphoning out gas?

I don't want to drive for 200 miles to do that.
 

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I'm aware of how it's done but.....Is it possible to perform that on the gt-r? Most recent cars have some sorta protection which won't let you insert the hose completely into the tank!
 

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I need to draw down the fuel level to less than 1/8 in my 2012 for ocean freight shipping requirements.
How would I go about siphoning out gas?

I don't want to drive for 200 miles to do that.
Drain the fuel from the return line in the engine bay. I've done it dozens of times. Obviously be careful.. Should take you 10~15mins.
 

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Just put in in R mode and do some launches and high speed passes, fuel will go down quick...
 

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Draining the fuel system is really quite easy to do once you have the proper set-up to do so. The place to do it is in the engine compartment at the quick disconnect on the fuel return line. The line is located on the passenger side by the firewall. Disconnect the return line (small line of the two), and connect a length of generic rubber fuel line that has a piece of round metal tubing jammed into it that is the same diameter as the quick connect ID. Attach this to the return line from the fuel rails. Stick the other end of the hose into a gas jug and start the car and let it idle. The return line will drain the tank while the car is running. Not the fastest process but it works. Just have to make sure you're monitoring the draining if you are using say a superjug which only holds 5 gallons so if you have more than that to drain you can switch to another empty jug.

There is no way to siphon fuel out of the tank filler neck. It has so many bends that makes fishing a line to the bottom of the fuel tank extremely difficult. Tried it with many diffferent types of hose and it is impossible IMHO.

Here is a picture of my fingers gripping the quick diconnect:
 

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Women are usually better at this than men... Just sayin..
 

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just let it run for an hour if ur too lazy to drive
Idle/no-load takes for-friggin-ever to run out of gas.

Never let the GTR idle that long, but in my accord I sat a whole work day in a parking lot doing phone-support when a security F up wouldn't let me in to a place.

Over 8 hours of idling with AC on (hella-hot day), and the fuel gauge didn't even budge (eg. less than a needle width of gas used).
(And it was not 'way up there' in the 'doesn't move yet' zone).

-scheherazade
 

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I deal with ocean export all day long, dont get too crazy they do not check it often, if they do say the gauge is broken, we just shipped a 1963 porsche to Italy with a full tank.
 

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Thanks all for chiming in... just to let you know I would love to drive it but I would have to fly 8000+ miles just to do that which is impossible.

Dave and 35R thanks for the valuable info, I will be checking it out asap :)

Seanm, you've got a pm.

Ispeed, I wish if it can be that easy but I can't count on that, they might refuse to load it up and car would be returned and that would mean extra transportation and down time.
 

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I need to draw down the fuel level to less than 1/8 in my 2012 for ocean freight shipping requirements.
How would I go about siphoning out gas?

I don't want to drive for 200 miles to do that.
...........you can pound it pretty hard for 40 miles...............
 

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Thanks all for chiming in... just to let you know I would love to drive it but I would have to fly 8000+ miles just to do that which is impossible.

Dave and 35R thanks for the valuable info, I will be checking it out asap :)

Seanm, you've got a pm.

Ispeed, I wish if it can be that easy but I can't count on that, they might refuse to load it up and car would be returned and that would mean extra transportation and down time.
If you aren't there to drive it, how are you going to get it siphoned? Assuming that someone has the keys to your car, find someone that you trust to drive it around but tell them where they can go.
 

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Where can you buy one of those OEM male quick connectors ?

Autozone, Napa ?
 
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