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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

it got caught on the inside of the block and fell through. i heard you can leave them in there but was thinking of some alternative ideas....can anyone help me
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I would NOT ever run an engine with a loose piece in it... the only option to me would be to tear the engine down to get it out.

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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

i agree, it's gonna be around $2000 to get the motor pulled and pan yanked to find it. i guess thats what i have to do....damnit, im selling the truck too.
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if its in the pan, use a magnet to drag it to the drainplug.

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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

What did you drop in the motor? A lifter tappet?

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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

Fuel Pump tappet that the OBS trucks use.

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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

You should be able to tap the oil pan and hear it rolling around. If it is you can get it out threw the drain.

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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

How big is it? You would be amazed at what can be left in the oil pan and not harm anything.
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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

thats what i've been told. the problem im facing is it if it's on the baffle right now, which seems more likely. maybe i'll drain the oil and try and find it
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Re: i just dropped the tappett in the engine!

Find someone with a bore scope and take a look through the fuel pump hole and try to find it that way. If it made it to the pan dont worry about it.

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