I dented the tray under my gas tank, reducing my capacity by about a gallon. It's a wide dent; there's no damage to the plastic. I'd like to drop the tank and pound out the dent in the aluminum tray. Draining the gas, removing the fuel lines, fill hose, electrical running to the gas pump, and the straps seems pretty straightforward.
What I don't know is:
- When I hook everything back up, will the car start right up again? I don't exactly know how the car will handle any air that's entered the lines, or will the automatic choke and gas pump take care of everything?
I've heard some cars, after running out of gas, need to be filled to a certain level before they'll attempt to start again. Should I have a small tank or a 5-6 gallon tank standing by? What little I drain out will probably not be going back into the tank.
It's a 2007 Pontiac G6 -- does anybody know if the tank is anchored to the bottom of the chassis by anything other than the straps? I've seen some cars have a clip or bolt under the seat in the back.