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Old 01-01-2010, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted to know if there is a way to siphon gas out of my 2010 5.3 Colorado?

I know years back on older cars and trucks you just jammed a hose in and sucked away.

I will need to remove most all of my 87 when i get a 93 tune done.
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Why not put some octane booster in it until your next fill-up?
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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why not just run it low then fill it up with 93 run through that tank and then again with 93 then tune.



to answer your question i think that ball thing in there is made to not let you syphon.
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With what software are you doing the tune? I was not aware anybody offered software support yet for the 2010's, only the 2009's with the 5.3's.?
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Lot's of cars mfg. recommended for 93 run just fine on 87. Just avoid running the newly tuned 5.3 hard until you fill up with 93.
Just listen for ping and back off if you hear it.
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i'd make sure youve got 93 in there before you tune it
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not sure why you just don't drive until the gas is gone then fill up with 93 and then get the tune. Your looking at more trouble than its worth to get the gas out. if you must un-hook your gas line from the fuel pump hook up a new piece it to your gas jug then jumper 12v to the pump or turn the key on(not sure if accessory powers the pump so this might not be an option)
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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just run it really low, then fill with 93
or you could run it really low, put octane booster in, then fill with 93
or if you want to be really cautious do what I said above twice
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is the problem.

The company i work for buys my gas every week but will only pay for 87 no if ands or butts.

I would sell the reg to a friend for cheaper and replace the gas with 91 or better.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Are you saying that you want to pump it dry weekly? If so, it sounds like you are going to have to mod the gas lines and fuel pump relay circuit. I'd also be worried about wearing out a fuel pump. I have never worked on a Collie fuel pump but if it is like other GM in the tank pumps, it does not like to be pumped dry. The pump uses the gasoline it sits in for cooling. I know in the Chevy Blazer there is a check valve (big ball) in the main filler line making it impossible to run a hose through the filler and into the tank.
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