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Old 20th April 2006, 20:31   #1
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Where is the fuel tank of the Santro located? Secondly, is it possible to siphon off petrol from the Santro..like a dishonest driver might do...is that possible? If yes, how?
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U can take out petrol from the fuel line in the bonnet ... i saw one of my drivers do that ... i switched on the engine and took out one pipe the petrol was ooozing out like a tap ... uff
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is it possible to siphon off petrol from the Santro..like a dishonest driver might do...is that possible? If yes, how?
Hi Johy,

It is very much possible.

One way is for the driver to make friends with the attendant at the petrol pump, tell him to fill less than the amount acounted for on paper, and the dishonest driver then gives him a cut of the money that he just "made".

Another way is to open the fuel tank, slide a pipe in, and suck (siphon) the fuel out till it passes the crest of the bend in the tube and drops below the level of fuel in the tank and then capillary action takes over and the fuel keeps pouring out.

The third way is as aZa mentioned, but is usually more work and more obvious than the others.

Read this thread about drivers stealing fuel on a large scale in bangalore.

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Another way is to open the fuel tank, slide a pipe in, and suck (siphon) the fuel out till it passes the crest of the bend in the tube and drops below the level of fuel in the tank and then capillary action takes over and the fuel keeps pouring out.
Hey Rehaan, this isn't really possible with the newer generation of cars.

EDIT: seems the scam was on in Mumbai...

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Another way is to open the fuel tank, slide a pipe in, and suck (siphon) the fuel out till it passes the crest of the bend in the tube and drops below the level of fuel in the tank and then capillary action takes over and the fuel keeps pouring out.

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Hi Rehaan and V1p3r,

So this method of siphoning is not possible with the new-generation cars like Santro?
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Hey Rehaan, this isn't really possible with the newer generation of cars.
Hey v1p3r,

Whats the reason you say that?

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EDIT: seems the scam was on in Mumbai...
I guess hindsight is 20/20 but memory is not!

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So this method of siphoning is not possible with the new-generation cars like Santro?
Where theres a will theres a way! Think of a smart way to catch your driver!

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It is quit easy to take fuel out from the old carb engine but from the new mpfi engine then it is quite difficult to take petrol out. There is a way to catch your culprit driver if you exactly know your cars average. Top up your tank start meater from zero after 2-3 days again top it up and see if the milage matches with your data.
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