What are the risks???

Submitted: Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:15
ThreadID: 54219 Views:1959 Replies:4 FollowUps:6
This Thread has been Archived
I have a Colman 12v shower pump.

I don't use it as I now have another set up, would it be possible to pump Diesel from my jerry cans into the car??

Thanks in advance.

Cheers Steve.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:28

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:28
G'day Steve,

I am assuming you wish to use the Coleman pump to pump the diesel...

I don't think the pump components would be up to pumping the stuff to be honest. The plastics etc... would probably fail in a short time.

Grrr!!!
AnswerID: 285513

Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:33

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:33
Yeah the old man told me of one of his friends using a whale pump to pump diesel, so I was just wondering.

I'm probably more worried about it going BANG. LOL

Cheers Steve.
0
FollowupID: 550453

Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:40

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:40
Probably won't go bang or anything like that but will probably just fade away.. Dunno 'bout the whale pump . Why not get a small pump and try - they are about $50 for the whales.. Got one as a water pump in my trailer.

Grrr!!!
0
FollowupID: 550462

Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:40

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:40
doubtfull i dont think you can even light diesal with a match. you need to mix it 25% petrol to get it burning
0
FollowupID: 550463

Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 13:31

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 13:31
Steve,
Whale pump is rated to pump both diesel and water. I expect your Coleman pump is not.

What are the risks?? Nothing I can think of, apart from stuffing up the pump.
0
FollowupID: 550470

Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 13:52

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 13:52
Steve
Would you actually believe him....lol, He'll get you one from ....We know where ..


.
still going strong with 836,179 K's

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 550473

Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 16:12

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 16:12
Doug T said he'd swap ya for the 2 HICLONES inn the shed....


LOLOL...

Grrr!!!
0
FollowupID: 550515

Reply By: flappa - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:52

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:52
Cant see why it wont work.

Question may be for how long it will work.

I doubt the plastics would be suitable for fuels for very long.
AnswerID: 285515

Reply By: ferris - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 16:21

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 16:21
You may have trouble getting it to lift the diesel because of the thicker viscosity, and the pump seals probably won't like diesel for to long. Guess it will be a case of trial and error
AnswerID: 285554

Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 16:14

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 16:14
The answer is 15 jerry cans.LOL

Cheers Steve.
AnswerID: 285982

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)