Originally Posted by Js88lx
any ideas how to empty tank without dropping it.?
Yes... I just told you what to do!
Here's some more detail..
Behind your alternator there is a service port for the fuel rails (at least that's where it is on a Fox). Use a rag and a screw driver to remove the pressure (just push the center of the shrader valve in, just like a tire) with the car off. Get a shrader valve tool to remove the valve from the rail (again.. just like a tire... the tool is about $4 at any parts store), stick a piece of 1/4" fuel line over the service port with a clamp (just a cheap spring clamp will do), put the other end of the hose into a can.
Then short the fuel pump pin on the self-test connector and the pump will run continuously. Make sure you have plenty of gas cans handy and have some plan to keep the battery charged up.
I'd change the gas before I'd bother pulling plugs. It may run just fine with good fuel.