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Like a dummy was filling my ATV. Got done grabbed wrong cap . Plastic insert fell into tank.
It's small and thin quarter size ( insert from 5 gallon red plastic jug)Will this cause any problems if left in tank.? Definitely won't dissolve made to be used with gas.Thanks for a quick reply.
 

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I'd get it out, just because it'd aggravate me knowing its in there.
However I'm note sure what bike you have; but I don't see how it would cause a problem in my tank, maybe the fuel gauge at most.
 

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I wouldn't worry a bit about it , it won't plug your intake . Keep looking for it whenever you have the cap off , it'll show up someday .
 

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Well I'm guessing it floats, so maybe fill it way up and see if you can reach it with something? If not, I wouldn't worry about it
 

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Plastic doesn't float in gasoline and the contour of the tank makes "grabbers" n other such mechanical devices virtually no good. Also the fuel sending unit with pump n screen could incur damage as a result using such retrieval devices. Unfortunately the safest way to remove that cap is to remove the tank essentially turn it over and shake it out.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it... Seems like you are more likely to cause damage getting it out, than you are to have it hurt anything.

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The screen on the fuel intake will keep it from blocking anything up. So I wouldn't worry about. Some day you'll have reason to pull the fuel pump / sending unit. You can get it out then.
 

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I did something like this last year...I took the tank off and shook it out. The sending unit is in there so don't go poking around. It was a fairly easy job, took less than 1-1/2 hours, I had a repair book to help guide me. And now I know how to replace the sending unit if I need to, that cost me plenty when it crapped out a few years back!
 
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