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post #1 of 10 Old 11-26-12, 18:29 Thread Starter
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Do you SEE this shit!

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 happened....

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.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-26-12, 18:51
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Good job Ace. Last time I lost a woodruff key in an engine I had to pull the entire motor, turn it upside down and shake. Luckily, it was a 125cc Vespa motor.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-26-12, 19:02
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what are the odds of the shim falling into an oil journal? better yet, what are the odds of getting it out? Good and bad LUCK counts.
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-26-12, 19:04
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Way to be creative! Funny the things you can come up with when you are in a sticky situation lol.



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post #5 of 10 Old 11-26-12, 19:15
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Good tips!!
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-29-12, 01:05
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I replaced sump gasket 2 weeks ago. Where the f did I put the allen wrench that's missing from my set?!?!
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-29-12, 09:15
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Innovation comes to mind when we calm down great job man good karma came calling you deserve it I am sure
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Good save, man! I would have freaked too, but you pulled yourself together and your innovation paid off. That would have purely sucked.

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My mantra... Cover the holes... Cover the holes! Good save on that one, and a great tip!!!
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