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Old 01-23-2013, 11:45 AM
Jakester1994 Jakester1994 is offline
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Default Need help draining Gas from ATV Gas tank

Hello, I just got a new battery for my 2003 Honda Recon 250 ATV, I am currently charging it, I am about to plug a hole in the tire on it, But It has been sitting for 4years, the oil is good but I want to drain the gas out and start fresh and need help on what to unloosen.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Need help draining Gas from ATV Gas tank

find the fuel line coming out of the tank and pop it off of the carb, make sure you have a jug or pan ready. and make sure the jug / pan is not made of plastic that will melt! windsheild washer fluid bottles work good for draining gas.

you may want to take the tank off and slosh some fresh gas around in it too if you're worried about gelled fuel and crap getting into the lines. and / or you may want to add a cheap inline fuel filter between the tank and carb and should probibly run some additive through it the first few tanks to help burn off any crud that's left.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:12 PM
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Default Re: Need help draining Gas from ATV Gas tank

There should be an "on off Res" valve in line between the tank and carb. I always shut it on off then once I get the hose off and in the jug switch it to Res to get the most gas out.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:08 PM
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If it has been sitting for 4 years you might want to clean the carb and change the oil.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:32 PM
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If it has been sitting for 4 years you might want to clean the carb and change the oil.
Those Hondas are a bit finicky with running old gas, and the carbs do not like old fuel, all Hondas are like that, our snowblower and lawnmower are forsure, try and get as much out as you can and maybe adding a bit of seafoam might not hurt, good luck tho! Those atvs are fun!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:21 PM
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The battery's good, put starting fluid in where the carb is, and it cranked over, Does anyone know how to get the fuel line out so I can drain the gas and put fresh gas on

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: Need help draining Gas from ATV Gas tank

if it's a rubber line it's probibly just a clip you undo with a pair of pliers
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