Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:55:46 GMT
Subject: Re: socket in tank

In article <>, chrisb1273nopsamcom (Chrisb1273) wrote: > Hi! > Errr, I hope you can get this thing out, if it rolls around in the tank or the filler pipe, it might just manage to cause a small spark. In a fuel tank, that small spark would probably grow quite rapidly. You might like to try 'fishing' it out _CAREFULLY_ with a magnet on a fishing rod, but again, the magnet could cause a spark. Remember, if you do this that an empty fuel tank is more explosive than a full one. Full ones just burn, much less dramatic. Pete. > While replacing the rusted filler flap on my '84 900GLi, the 7mm socket I was > using flew off the wrench down the fuel filler, I think it may still be in the > pipe, but is it likely to do any damage if it enters the tank, eg to fuel pump? > Idiotic I know, but I had to take the cap off to work the wrench... > > Christian > > Christian Baillies > <> > <chrisb1273nopsamcom> > -----== Posted via Deja News, The Leader in Internet Discussion ==----- Create Your Own Free Member Forum

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