not much appearing here as of late so the following is worth remembering
If your VL has the in tank fuel pump,note carefully the position of the fuel filter bag on it. when all goes back this filter bag if remewed, will probably hit one side of the swirl bowl, stopping the pump from sitting down in the bowl and causing loud swirling noises in tank with car running out of petrol too quickly. Older fuel bags seem short and even on both sides, new ones seem all long and all on one side.
sadly you wont be able to see as unless you have a viewing device as only a small part of the side of the plastic swirl bowl can be seen thru tank opening. new tank gaskets are or were available from holden dealer
yes it happened to me, I experimented by turning the fuel bag around 180 degrees and it worked OK the second time. siphoning the fuel out isnt easy but can be done, you find out when other end of hose is under the petrol is under petrol by blowing air and hearing bubbles.
Next, there are 2 special shaped hoses on main outside fuel pump, both are likely to leak with age. one is still available from holden, the other isnt. holden says to use a long straight piece of hose, pushing or squeezing it in to available areas to hold it into place. as many of you know, any long fuel hose not well supported is likely to kink. eventually happened to me with hose fallen out and loose, on freeway.
mechanic came, couldnt find anything wrong, but by then car started and ran OK
got home and looked for any unsupported fuel hose, found it and ran it thru flexible plastic, no more broblems
I assume that even with hose a long way from engine, engine or perhaps exhaust heat softened the hose, making it kink, and my enforced stop allowed it to harden and so unkink
eventually I had a memory of my dads brand new V8 ford cutting out in traffic only, eventually traced to same problem, a too long length of fuel hose kinking when soft
finally have a look at the jack handle, if its painted green, dont lose it in the grass when changing a flat, wonder which genius at GM:H made them paint it green. on old rovers, these spare changing tools were all painted yellow