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Somebody cuss me!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rafterman191, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. rafterman191

    rafterman191 Registered Member

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    Biggest screw up possible when doing valve seals with heads attached anyone? Yea push rod slipped through my hands 2 times putting it back in then wham, it disappeared. Weather is getting to bad to plan a week long overhaul, I am major bummed. Rent a storage building for a month and work on it there?
     
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    81K5GUY 1/2 ton status

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    do you mean the valve?
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Same thing happened to me when I did my valve seals a couple years ago, luckily I was able to retrieve it with a magnetic pick up tool. Good luck.
     
  4. rafterman191

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    No the valve was held up with air thru the spark plug hole. I didnt really think the push rod would fall in that easy. No manuals I read even warned of that possibility so I wasn't too concerned with it. Even though in the back of my mind there was a warning light going off.
     
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    That is what I tried to do when it was just part way through and I could still see the rod. I couldn't find a magnet that fit all the way down in there so I broke one in a couple of pieces and tried to retrieve it with that, it just wasn't strong enough and as soon as it touched the rod, it fell the rest of the way through. I figure it's pretty much gone now.
     
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    why did you even leave the pushrods in?
     
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    I took them out, had to to get the spring compressor (pry bar type) in position. When I put them back in, that is when 1 fell in. Super suck. Not sure about my next step now.
     
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    Simple, pull the intake...
     
  9. rafterman191

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    Oh yea, just having a mental block, not to mention I am a novice engine mechanic. Now that my air is hooked up shouldnt take long.
     

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