Oh No!

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Oh No!

Postby naildriver » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:29 am

I had most everything back together, ready to set the valve train and adjust. My last piece was to remove the engine lift point off the intake back corner and attach the metal plate that holds the oil bath. I started trying to fit the hose from the oil bath to the intake but it did not want to go so I thought if I took one bolt out and loosened the other bolt that I could twist everything to fit better. After I get the hose fitted, I no longer had the bolt I removed in my hand???? I was doing to much and holding to much in that hand, but wanted it ready to reinstall. I can't find that bolt. I have looked in the oil bath but I fear it went in in the oil gravity passage hole, the rear one of the two on the head. Right over the cam???? I have looked inside with a snake camera bore but I can't make out anything. I assume there is not enough room for it to go between the cam and the outside of the case, but I can't remember if it could go between the cam the other way???? Could it fall straight through? Would it hang on top of the cam where I could see it? I don't want to take this back down.
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Re: Oh No!

Postby Mervyn Spencer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:36 pm

Might be sticking my head out, can you get hold of a narrow magnet and try to fish it out if it is where you think it is? When things like that happen we always think of the worst situation. Have you had a good look around the intake and exhaust manifolds or even down by the starter motor?
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Re: Oh No!

Postby sky blue » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:06 pm

I done the same thing and the same panic set in ,don't move a thing , get that thin magnet
and slip it down in around the cam shaft , that's where I was lucky and found mine
it hadn't rolled down the oil holes before you start hunting with magnet bung up the holes
of oil ways I think there are two, with cloth or same, if it did go down then take the sump
plate off an try searching sump
good luck
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Re: Oh No!

Postby naildriver » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:24 am

Found it. It was not in the hole
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Re: Oh No!

Postby oehrick » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm

Now thats a 'Good' day :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oh No!

Postby Mervyn Spencer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:47 am

Well done, now tell us where you found it Nail driver?
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Re: Oh No!

Postby bobfaecullen » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:22 pm

was it on the tractor seat ?
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Re: Oh No!

Postby oehrick » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:18 pm

The bane of my bolt (and other fixings) loss is when it eventually turns up jammed in the tread of my boot :curse:
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Re: Oh No!

Postby Mervyn Spencer » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:55 pm

That is hilarious, :lol: :oops: .
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