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    Gas can nozzle stuck in the gas tank.

    A customer of mine bought a new 2014 Ultra LX (not 310) and called to tell me that the end of his gas can fell into the gas tank with the spring that was part of the nozzle. Aside from the obvious solution of trying to fish these parts out with some type of magnet and/or a pincher, will these parts have any negative affect on the engine if they are left in the gas tank?


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    Who's to say for sure really.....

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    Pretty easy to remove. Personally I would remove them. Just remove the pickup assembly

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    I hate those safety gas cans, for other reasons but this is another good one. I've found the race style gas cans from my local MC shop are a bit more money, but last forever and you can dump a can of gas in no time...

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    Stupid question, how do you remove the pickup assembly? Does that require removing the entire gas tank?

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    It always okay to have parts rattling around in the tank. Dont worry about. I personally have a scuba regulator and a 12oz can of Fresca inside my fuel tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjdoyle999 View Post
    Stupid question, how do you remove the pickup assembly? Does that require removing the entire gas tank?
    It is not hard at all. Remove the port and starboard steering covers. 3 bolts each then the black plastic console but don't completely remove just turn 90 degrees. There is a black flat plastic cover you will see. Remove it and there is the fuel pump. Remove hose clamp and pull up remembering how it was positioned. 10mm socket and wrench along with screwdriver for hose clamp are only tools needed.

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    I would remove the parts due to if water does get into the tank it settled on the bottom. That is where the spring will be and being cheap metal it would rust. That is where it could cause an issue clogging the filter screen on the fuel pick up.

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