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This afternoon I was filling my skis up with gas and I started filling up the second ski and the end of the plastic filler spout popped off and fell into the gas tank. Along with the filler spout the spring went in as well. From what I have read around the interweb the plastic should be okay but not sure about the spring. I tried to fish it out but no luck. I tried filling the ski up to the top to see if it would float to the filler neck but in the process I nearly did the exact same thing again with the filler spout on the second can popping off and trying to fall in the tank(Gotta love the EPA and there special gas cans) After filling up the ski to the top the only thing I could see was the fuel gauge float. Any suggestions on how to get the spout and spring out? Also do you think it will hurt anything to run it with it in there?


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Sounds like something I would do.... If it were me I would pump out the gas tank and find someone who owns one of those little fiber optic inspection cams and see if I could see it. If you can then I would just tape a magnet to the extension and pull it out. Make sure to tape the magnet really well so you don't lose that to!!!
 

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This afternoon I was filling my skis up with gas and I started filling up the second ski and the end of the plastic filler spout popped off and fell into the gas tank. Along with the filler spout the spring went in as well. From what I have read around the interweb the plastic should be okay but not sure about the spring. I tried to fish it out but no luck. I tried filling the ski up to the top to see if it would float to the filler neck but in the process I nearly did the exact same thing again with the filler spout on the second can popping off and trying to fall in the tank(Gotta love the EPA and there special gas cans) After filling up the ski to the top the only thing I could see was the fuel gauge float. Any suggestions on how to get the spout and spring out? Also do you think it will hurt anything to run it with it in there?


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ya, you don't want the spring to end up wearing or poking a hole in the fuel pickup, pull the top off the seadoo, its pretty easy, there is lots of how to videos and instruction on how to do it, once you get it off you can pull the filler neck hose off at the tank and get better access, if all else fails you could pull the fuel pump out of it then you would have no problem getting the stuff out!
 

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I appreciate all of the help. I have a extendable magnet so I will try that out this afternoon. If that doesn't work I guess I will resort to taking the top off.


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I would take the top of regardless. I dont want anything bumping around in the tank while im rididng or such. Only takes about 15min to take the top off and you have easier acess.
 

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What a terrible accident. I might take it into a shop to get someone else to try to get it out. I don't imagine that it is very safe to leave it in there. Crossing my fingers that it works out for you.
 

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Ended up having to take the top off of the ski. It took me a pretty good while to get the top off and get the fuel pump out but there the spout sat in the bottom of the tank with the spring still on the spout. Got everything back together. Not a fun time on a Sunday afternoon but its done. By the way it was a Briggs & Stratton gas can from Wal-mart so just becareful if that is what you are using. Only filling up at the gas station or marina from now on. Thanks for all of the help guys.

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