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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Emptying fuel tank if it is more than 3/4 full

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Fuel extractor -VAS 5190-
Fuel extractor -VAS 5190 A- for E 85 fuel (not shown).
  Note
To extract E 85 fuel, use only fuel extractor -VAS 5190 A-!
–  Observe safety precautions → Chapter.
–  Observe rules for cleanliness → Chapter.
 

Emptying fuel tank if it is more than 3/4 full

–  Make a mark -arrow- at dimension -a- from end of extraction hose of fuel extractor -VAS 5190-.
–  Use insulating tape for this.
 

Emptying fuel tank if it is more than 3/4 full

Rear axle Distance a (mm)
Vehicles with multi-link rear suspension 945 mm
Vehicles with torsion beam rear suspension 1010 mm
Vehicles with four-wheel drive 960 mm
 
     
–  Open tank flap unit -2-.
–  Clean area around fuel filler neck.
–  Unscrew cap -1- for fuel filler neck.
–  Secure earth wire of fuel extractor to a bare metal part of the body.
 

Emptying fuel tank if it is more than 3/4 full

–  Push extraction hose of extraction unit into fuel tank until previously attached marking -arrow- on hose coincides with filler neck -2-.
–  Drain fuel tank via filler neck as far as possible.
  Note
There is a flap -1- on the lower end of the fuel filler neck in the fuel tank which must not be damaged by the extraction hose. Therefore push hose into filler neck only as far as marking -arrow-.
If the extraction hose catches on the non-return valve when being extracted, do not apply force to pull the extraction hose out.
In this case, remove the fuel delivery unit and open the non-return valve manually. Ensure that your arm does not come into contact with fuel.
–  Pull extraction hose out carefully.
  Note
When no more fuel is extracted, the tank is emptied just enough for the sender flange to be opened without danger.
If work has to be done on fuel delivery unit or on fuel gauge sender, proceed as follows → Chapter:
 

Emptying fuel tank if it is more than 3/4 full

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