I pulled my cams today. 2 exhaust valves were too loose.
After the cams were out I decided to pull all of the buckets and shims. Just to have some numbers on hand for the future adjustment.
That is when the UNSPEAKABLE
The shim on exhaust valve #6 fell out of the bucket as I lifted it up with the magnet.
But it did not just fall, it fell into the oil feed hole down into the head!
Out of all the placed that shit could have fell, right into the abyss.
I sat there shitting a brick for a few minutes. Put my brain to good use, and fabricated a possible solution.
It's a magnet the size of a shim tightly wrapped in plastic. Tied to it, a length of monofilament fishing line. And a piece of wire to push it down the hole with (the magnet will not just feed down, it will stick to everything).
I pushed this device down the hole, and began pulling back. With it came the freaking shim! Talk about luck.
This shit saved my mother****ing month!
Maybe it will save someone else one day.