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    I'm quite shocked at how easy it is to drain fuel from a Corsa B.

    My wife has decided to have her corsa B salvaged after the brakes on it failed and gave her quite a fright. They are coming tomorrow to take it away. Unfortunately she had just put £25 diesel in it before it happened.

    I thought about syphoning it out but it wasn't going too well. So i looked underneath the car and found a fuel line with a connector right beside the tank. I disconnected it and out started pouring diesel. Got 4L so far and probably another 15 to go.

    Surely they should make it a bit harder for someone to nick your fuel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    Surely they should make it a bit harder for someone to nick your fuel?
    No matter how hard they make it, a cordless drill and bit is no match for the fuel tank. Either that or a screwdriver and hammer.

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    True although surely drilling into a tank is asking to set yourself on fire? (at least with petrol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    True although surely drilling into a tank is asking to set yourself on fire? (at least with petrol)
    most petrol tanks are made of plastic now

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    The liquid itself doesn't burn. It's the vapour that does.

    Theoretically you could chuck a lighted match into a bucket of petrol and the match would just go out. Getting it past the vapour that's on top of the petrol is the difficult bit.

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