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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:51 am 
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Ok so a good mate of mine was nearly finished replacing the head gasket on his XH ute and apparently has now accidently dropped a lifter into the sump through what i'm guessing is one of the oil journals/holes. The head is bolted back on and he was just putting the rocker gear back on.
What would be the easiest way to retrive it? He's gonna be mega p****d if he has to remove the engine to get the sump off.........

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:00 am 
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On saterday i replaced a head gaskit on an EF, and when i removed the rocker gear i had one fall out and drop into the sump, i used a telescopic magnet tool to retreave it, but the head was not bolted on so it made it a bit easier...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:08 am 
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Ok that sounds like something good to try.... would it be easier to do with a sump full of oil or an empty one?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:10 am 
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when i did it the oil was still in there if you drain the oil the lifter may move and there is less chance of picking it up..

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:23 am 
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Ok cool, I'll nip over to his house and give it a go.

Cheers for that.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:49 pm 
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if its in the sump, you can use a magnet to roll / move it towards the sump plug and retreive it from there
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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:24 pm 
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If you can't get to it then just leave it there and buy a new lifter, it's only going to sit in the bottom of the sump, it can't go anywhere.
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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:22 pm 
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What he said ^

Dont worry about it, its not going to interfere with anything.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:42 pm 
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make sure it's in the sump though, I made the mistake once of dropping a lifter, no idea where it went. Thought it must be in the sump, put another lifter in started her up and lifter got into the gears at the front somehow. 1 bottom end later and it was all good again :lol:

But yeah if it's in the sump it will be fine, it's too big to get through the oil pickup.
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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:55 pm 
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Its all good, he went and got a telescopic magnet thingo and he got it out first go. Unfortunately though shortly after one of the rocker gear bolts snapped off in the head :? Oh well shouldnt be too much drama to get out.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:12 pm 
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haha I snapped a rocker bolt too :lol: just left it like that. :P
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