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:booboo I dun did a good one today. I was filling up and took off the cap to the AMSOIL bottle and tipped it over before I noticed the little white styrofoam thingy inside the cap was stuck to the mouth of the bottle. Inside the tank it went. Do I have to go fishing for this stupid thing now or do you think the diesel will melt it away?
On a side note....anyone make strainers for the darn fill-up tube so this crap doesn't happen in the future?
 

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What bottle of fluid were you using? Where did the protective cover end up going?
The diesel additive..the one with the skinny neck. And into the fuel tank
 

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i have done that a couple of times, and have had no problems yet. you would think that amsoil would be a little more thoughtful and devise another way to seal their product. I usually take the seal out of the cap first thing so that does not happen any more.
 

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I had it happen once with Stanadyne,40k miles ago at least,no problems................but I only had it happen once.....don't worry,there is a ''sock'' filter of sorts before fuel gets picked up,it would have to pass thru there and it cannot
 

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Yep, Stupid Amsoil fuel additive cap! I did it too - about a month ago. Just left it in the fuel tank. Nothing's happened yet!
 

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Wow! Now I'm going to be super careful just for a freaking cap
 

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X2 i have not run into this issue yet
 

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Guess you could pull the bed and pull the top of the tank and pull it out. I did my airdog and found all sorts of crap in my fuel.
 

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AMSOIL also seems to have cheaped out on whatever plastic they now use in their quart containers. We had a rare hard freeze here in Austin last month – my garage is not insulated. I have two partially filled quart containers of oil develop pinhole leaks in the seam at the base of the container. The containers looked like someone had tried to pull a vacuum in them. What a fricken mess. :mad:
 

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I always stand the bottle on the edge of the bed and pull that seal out before tipping into the tank.
 

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Its not the seal on a new bottle... its the little cardboard disk that is in the cap. If you don't use a whole bottle at one time (I only use about 1/2 per fillup) the second time that you open the cap the disk sticks to the bottle (bad adhesive in the cap!). If you don't pay attention - plop - into the filler neck it goes.
 

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If it makes you feel any better it has happened to me as well, twice if I am not mistaken.... I just pay attention now and I havent had any problems.... This samething has happened to me with many other products that arent amsoil as well....
 

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well u shoud allways make sure the bottles clear b4 dump...lol

and i would think it could restrict the fuel flow ? dont get to many in there..lol
 

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Thanks for the morale booster knowing I'm not the only one and no real harm done. Knowing how all the additives and other expenses add up owning a diesel, it's really painful when you shoot yourself in the foot for a moment of carelessness!
 

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I was refilling my tank with a 5 galllon jug into a large funnel before and chewing sun flower seeds at the same time, i spit out the shell and the wind picked up and in it went, right into the damn funnel. no probs yet
 
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