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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, new to this forum. Did something so stupid. I had the spider out and both opening to the intake on the heads open. While taking the clamp that holds the muffler out, I dropped the nut of the clamp into the intake opening on the passenger. I have been trying to fish it out with a magnet with no luck. There is a passage that is smack in the middle of the hole that goes into the motor, I assume that the nut rolled deep. What should I do if I can's fish it out. Take the head off? Please help.

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Re: Dropped nut into the intake

Make sure it 100% went down the intake. It could of ended up in the valley. Next step would to pull the plenum, its bolt down and sealed with rtv. Once it's off it will be easier to pull out.

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I will take off the plenum. My fear is that right in the Middle of the intake hole there is a channel that goes down into the motor. I heard it roll for a bit as if it rolled straight down that channel. If that is the case, what's next?
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The only thing left would to pull the head. But I think the chances that it made it past the intake valve is slim to none.

What are you sing to try and fish it out?

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I just bought a flexible magnet to stick in the hole. I also ordered a Autel Camera to see if I locate it. Man, I was doing all kinds of upgrades to this Truck and this happened! A 20 cent nut can potentially void all the work and money I spend on this rig.

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Re: Dropped nut into the intake

I would invest in a cheap borescope from harbor freight.
stick it in there, find the nut.
come back out, tape the magnet to the borescope, go back in and snatch it
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I would invest in a cheap borescope from harbor freight.
stick it in there, find the nut.
come back out, tape the magnet to the borescope, go back in and snatch it
Man, that's a really good idea.

I would have pulled it apart already.
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You wouldn't believe how many big issues that $49.99 gem has saved me on.

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