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Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 PM
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Fuel bobber fell in the tank

Tried duct tape on a stick, clothes hanger, a grabbing tool (too small). anyone else run into this? UGH!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:06 PM
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Tried duct tape on a stick, clothes hanger, a grabbing tool (too small). anyone else run into this? UGH!!!

If you mean the sender float, then no......but if it did, I'd run to my computer and order another sender from BJs immediately.

Only alternative is to rip out the gas tank, figure out how to empty it without causing a hazmat situation, turn it upside down and have fun getting it to roll out the sender opening.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:16 PM
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If you mean the sender float, then no......but if it did, I'd run to my computer and order another sender from BJs immediately.

Only alternative is to rip out the gas tank, figure out how to empty it without causing a hazmat situation, turn it upside down and have fun getting it to roll out the sender opening.
i did order a new one from bj's, however in order to return the old one (w the now missing bobber) it has to be "complete". the tank is out and i tried the shaking method.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:20 PM
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Tank dry or wet? Dry I might try a shop vac, given itsa poly tank. Wet, fill it up a little at a time, try to work it towards the sending unit hole? Was it still floating?
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:28 PM
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its still got a little bit of gas in it...not completely empty
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:42 PM
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Patience grasshopper...keep fishing. It went in there, it'll come out. Sorry no quick internet downloadable click here app avail. As an addendum, don't fish with anything you could lose and compromise the fishing hole. AKA duct tape...seriously?
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:04 PM
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put a few gallons back in and dumped it out and the Great Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley Moogleyed thing shot right out. thanks again everyone for the suggestions...now for those rusted filler casing screws in the bed...
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:02 PM
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Lol. You better have that thing running enough to drive it to the shop. If I have to come flatbed your butt at dawn your coming to shop day! Its your baby but how am Isupposed to trust you with it if your fishing for bobbers instead of with one..


Glad you got it out. Lol.

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:38 PM
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Shop vac and gas....

Don't ever do it. End of discussion. Fumes hit electric motor of vac. There are sparks in there. Enough said.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:47 AM
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Don't ever do it. End of discussion. Fumes hit electric motor of vac. There are sparks in there. Enough said.

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:43 PM
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Yeah those things fall out, and every plastic one I have is half full of gas (anyone have any extra brass ones around?)

Any way, glad you got it out, I use a 1/2" wide thin alum bar bent into a hook.
I need to drop my tanks again and see if my fell out or filled up again....
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:43 PM
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You can buy another one.

Look at Ford sites - they sell brass floats there.
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I lost one once in my J10 before restoration, I had a solid plastic carb float that I wired onto the wire that the float attached to.

It worked great for five years or more. New sending unit installed now.

If this one sinks, I will look for the hard foam float type material, problem solved.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:37 PM
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My fuel tank has a water logged brass float in the bottom and a plastic one floating in there somewhere. Their still in there... no problems so far....if I remove the tank for something I'll get them!





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I lost one once in my J10 before restoration, I had a solid plastic carb float that I wired onto the wire that the float attached to.

It worked great for five years or more. New sending unit installed now.

If this one sinks, I will look for the hard foam float type material, problem solved.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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I bent 2 coat hangers into a folding "net" and fished it out. Looked similar to the grilled cheese sandwich, etc campfire cooker I made years ago.
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