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I dropped a gasket from the cap of an STP Carburator/Injector Cleaner bottle into the gas tank. Normally the cap gasket never comes off, this time it diod and the wind blew just right where the gasket flew into the open gas tank. I thought the thing floated but it doesn't. I probably need to get it out. I tried to take the fuel out with a siphon but it didn't work. Should I remove the gas tank and how hard is it to do this or can I remove the fuel intake flange and stick my hand in the gas tank to get tha gasket out? What can I do?

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Your fuel petcock has a filter on it that should not be affected by the gasket. If the gasket is paper and will deteriorate and cause problems , by all means get it out. If it is just a round plastic circle the size of a quarter it will not affect anything sitting in the tank. If you decide to retrieve the gasket , drain the tank, take the tank off, turn it over , and remove the fuel tank sender and you should get good access to the interior of the tank. If there is a splash of gas left in the tank it will help you wash the item to a position where you can see it and reach it with a long grabber or tweezers . Please NO SMOKING during this procedure.

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