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Old 02-01-2011, 08:15 AM
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Default Dropped into gas tank

I'm a little absent minded sometimes, and this morning was one of those times. I was dumping a bottle of fuel injector cleaner into my 04 Ranger, and I thought I peeled the paper tab at the top of the bottle all the way off, but I didn't and it fell into my gas tank. What is going to happen now?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Dropped into gas tank

May float around may get stuck to the filter, may not do anything. If it does anything you will notice it then you just run the gas out drop the tank and pull the pump out reach and give it a good cleaning.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:24 AM
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Yup. If it floats on the surface, it will probably do nothing since the pump intake is obviously below the surface of the fuel at the bottom of the tank. If it sinks, it could get stuck to pump intake but I doubt it has enough suction to do that. It doesn't move that much volume of fuel so I don't think you'll have a problem.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:33 AM
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Your truck will explode if you let the speedometer drop under 55mph
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:38 AM
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Oh yeah. I forgot about that in my previous post... Minor detail.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:32 PM
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lmao
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:34 PM
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There is a bomb in the bus!!!

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:24 PM
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Does the fuel filler neck have a filter on it?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:26 PM
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nope.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:27 PM
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i bet you could siphon the gas out and the paper will coem out with ti...juts use a bigger hose? but then again i know nothing about gas tanks
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Dropped into gas tank

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Yup. If it floats on the surface, it will probably do nothing since the pump intake is obviously below the surface of the fuel at the bottom of the tank. If it sinks, it could get stuck to pump intake but I doubt it has enough suction to do that. It doesn't move that much volume of fuel so I don't think you'll have a problem.
Thats good news! I have almost done that a few times myself!
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:54 PM
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it will fart it out of the exhaust system.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:05 PM
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Your truck will explode if you let the speedometer drop under 55mph

Too Funny ! LMAO !

I think nwe all at one time or another did something like that , maybe not as good or bad ...
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:52 PM
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Chances are, it'll eventually dissolve and end up stuck to the fuel pickup..

I did the same thing on my 89 Ranger except it was the power steering pump.



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Old 02-01-2011, 08:01 PM
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pump has a screen on it... I wldnt worry bout it
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