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Spout swimming in gas tank

I have a 1964 Mercedes 230 SL. While I was adding gas, the detachable plastic spout from a 5 gallon gas can fell into my car’s gas tank. I asked our mechanic how to find and remove the spout; he said I’d have to empty the tank and he’d have to remove the entire tank from the car. This option seems expensive and overkill to me. Do you know of some kind of grabber with a camera/light that can be used to find the spout and remove it? Or do you have any other suggestions? Thank you for any help you can give.

You can just leave it in there. Because it was a part of the can the gas in a tank will not dissolve it. It is to big to disrupt the fuel pump intake. It will not harm anything. Make a note to yourself to remember to remove it when the tank has to come out for an another reason…

Thanks so much!!!