[Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank

Roland Wilhelmy sentenac.rw at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 09:22:22 MST 2019

A magnet says that there is something magnetic in the cap but observation
suggests that the large visible piece is brass. So the spring is probably
the steel part.

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 4:33 AM Michael Oritt <michael.oritt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yesterday when I removed the gas cap preparatory to filling the tank the
> cap came apart and both the spring and inner pressure plate fell into the
> tank.
> Since the tank is steel I am doubtful that I would be successful in
> extricating the parts by fishing about with a long magnetic wand down the
> filler neck.
> Before removing the tank from the car and shaking it to get the parts out
> I thought I would ask for opinions on whether this is necessary.
> Given that the two pieces are made of steel what is the worst that could
> happen?
> Best--Michael Oritt
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