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      10-03-2011 01:25 AM #1
      From what I've read so far, it's not easy anymore. I've read descriptions of screens in the filler neck or at the tank that prevent a siphon tube getting down to the gas level.

      So, who has siphoned gas from a newer car ? How did you do it ?

      ......... and no, I'm not asking for the purposes of ripping off the neighbors in the middle of the night. Thank you.
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    2. 10-03-2011 01:27 AM #2
      You can't from the filler.
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      10-03-2011 01:37 AM #3
      no, now when they wanna steal your gas, they just stab a hole in the bottom of your gas tank.
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      10-03-2011 01:54 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      no, now when they wanna steal your gas, they just stab a hole in the bottom of your gas tank.
      Stabbing a hole is so caveman-esque. Because I'm an evolved man, I burn a hole in the tank with a lighter instead.
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      10-03-2011 01:59 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      Stabbing a hole is so caveman-esque. Because I'm an evolved man, I burn a hole in the tank with a lighter instead.
      I use a butane torch. hotter temp. and more focused flame

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      10-03-2011 02:19 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      I use a butane torch. hotter temp. and more focused flame
      while smoking a cigarette, on the cell phone, wearing panty hose.

    7. 10-03-2011 02:27 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by backseatdelete View Post
      while smoking a cigarette, on the cell phone, wearing panty hose.
      It's hard to get the torch in the right spot, though, you gotta get riiighht under there.

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      10-03-2011 05:28 AM #9
      How modern are we talking here? I siphoned gas from my old '05 Nissan Quest. There were obviously a couple valves in the filler neck, but a relatively narrow and stiff tube got past them.
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      10-03-2011 05:31 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by backseatdelete View Post
      while smoking a cigarette, on the cell phone, wearing panty hose.
      All of the above and rubbing my sock covered feet across a piece of carpet.



      To the OP question, I have no idea. Pulling a hose wont even work as many have the sending unit and pump combined on top of the tank.
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      10-03-2011 07:11 AM #11
      I use the fuel pump to do it for me. Pull the supply hose off the engine and jump the pump at the fusebox
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      10-03-2011 07:54 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      I use the fuel pump to do it for me. Pull the supply hose off the engine and jump the pump at the fusebox
      Clever. A little hard to cover up what you are doing but clever nonetheless.
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      10-03-2011 08:04 AM #13


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      10-04-2011 01:51 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      I use the fuel pump to do it for me. Pull the supply hose off the engine and jump the pump at the fusebox
      Very clever.
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      Yes, there is a high chance that the tractor trailer was the one going 160MPH, not the Porsche GT2 RS.

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      10-04-2011 07:36 AM #15
      When I had fuel in the Focus I wanted to remove while working on it, I put a gas can in the engine bay and ran the fuel line into it, and then put a battery in the hatch and ran it directly to the fuel pump. Took several minutes, but it got the fuel out.

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      05-03-2016 02:03 PM #16
      The bad news was I had a 5-day power outage. Good news is I have a generator. I thought I would use the Tiguan as my gas tanker for the 5-8 gallons per day gen fuel. But I was thwarted by these new valves and whatever else prevented my siphon hose. Used jugs and multiple trips instead. :-(

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