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Land Rover Discovery: Fuel Tank Draining (G898063) / General Procedures

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Powertrain / Fuel System / Fuel Tank Draining (G898063) / General Procedures

WARNINGS:

  • Place the vehicle in a well ventilated, quarantined area and arrange ' No Smoking/Petrol Fumes' signs about the vehicle.
  • Do not carry or operate cellular phones when working on or near any fuel related components. Highly flammable vapors are always present and may ignite. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
  • Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel related components. Highly flammable vapors are always present and may ignite. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
  • The spilling of fuel is unavoidable during this operation. Ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to prevent fire and explosion.

CAUTION:

Before disconnecting or removing components, ensure the area around the joint faces and connections are clean. Plug open connections to prevent contamination.

NOTE:

It is possible that up to 2 litres of fuel may be left in the tank after draining.

  1. Open the fuel filler door and remove the cap.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Refer to: Specifications (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, Specifications).
  3.  Connect the fuel tank drain equipment ground cable to the vehicle.

WARNING:

Fuel may still be present in the fuel tank after draining.

Remove the fuel from the fuel tank, via the filler neck, using the fuel tank draining equipment. Follow the manufacturer's operating instructions.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

General Information Diesel Filter Water Drain-off (G1450064) General Procedures

DRAINING

WARNINGS:

  • Avoid flames, sparks or lighted substances.
  • Wait for a minimum of 1 minute after the engine has stopped before carrying out any repair to the fuel injection system.

CAUTION:

Make sure that the area around the component is clean and free of foreign material.

Refer to: Engine Cover - TD4 2.2L Diesel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

WARNING:

Make sure to support the vehicle with axle stands.

Raise and support the vehicle.

Refer to: Engine Undershield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

General Information Diesel Filter Water Drain-off (G1450064) General Procedures

Position a container to collect the fluid.

CAUTION:

Make sure that all fluid is drained from the fuel filter.

General Information Diesel Filter Water Drain-off (G1450064) General Procedures

FILLING

WARNINGS:

  • Avoid flames, sparks or lighted substances.
  • Wait for a minimum of 1 minute after the engine has stopped before carrying out any repair to the fuel injection system.

CAUTION:

Make sure that the area around the component is clean and free of foreign material.

General Information Diesel Filter Water Drain-off (G1450064) General Procedures

Remove the container.

Refer to: Engine Undershield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Engine Cover - TD4 2.2L Diesel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Fuel System Bleeding - TD4 2.2L Diesel (310-00 Fuel System - General Information, General Procedures).

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WARNING:

After carrying out repairs, the fuel system must be checked visually for leaks. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

NOTE:

This procedure is necessary if any low-pressure fuel system components are removed or replaced. These include the fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel tank or fuel cooler.

CAUTION:

Do not start the engine.

  1. Set the ignition to the ON position.
  2. Wait for 65 seconds.
  3. Set the ignition to the OFF position.
  4. Repeat the above steps 2 more times.

Start the engine and idle for 60 seconds

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