Drain/Syphon the Fuel tank on an X6
Alright, first post here, but its honestly my last result.
I pulled a real dick move yesterday. I have a diesel truck with dual tanks on it and yesterday at the pump I became distracted and filled the second tank on my truck with 17 gallons of PREMIUM fuel until I realized. OK, no big deal, it had an easily accessible drain, which I drained into a 55 gallon drum. Now I had all this premium fuel I had paid for so, with little thinking, I transferred it into my vehicle knowing its mostly premium and may have little bit of diesel in it. Really wasnt going to think it was a big deal. I drove the vehicle all evening and started to realize it sputtered a little I figured it was just the fuel. Well this morning my vehicle would not start. I guess thats what I deserve. It turns over, and shuts off with the "!" showing an the check engine light. i know these things are very temperamental, so im sure its a sensor not allowing it to run. I drove with this fuel for over 1/4 of a tank and never shut off or anything.
So I pulled off the back seats, got down to the fuel cell, removed the caps, and there is one god forsaken clamp that i have no idea how to get onto. Now before i go through hell trying to get this off, will i have access to my tanks from there? Im assuming one side is the fuel pump and the other is the fuel gauge and they should come out easily and then i can remove the fuel I need to. and replace it with some real premium and some good fuel clean to help replenish my lines and injectors.
Also is there any easier way to do all of this? I tried sticking a 1/2 inch hose into the tank from the outside, which i was able to shove in about 4 feet and would only come in contact with about 3 inches of fuel and try to syphon it out like that but it did not work.
So anyone at all who is willing to give me a little help would be greatly appreciated. Please don't ridicule me either for this either, I tried salvaging my previous mistake and ended up stepping in dog ****. Thanks.