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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Valley drain hole

Hi all. New here. I removed my turbo pedestal to replace the O ring. What a pain!! Anyway, I managed to drop my 10mm socket down the drain hole. Question 1, where does the hole go? 2. How do I retrieve it? 3. How much damage is it going to cause?
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Re: Valley drain hole

That's a bummer!

The drain hole goes to the back of the block, but is somewhat "blocked" by the trans adapter plate, so it probably wouldn't fall down against the flywheel/flexplate.

If you have a mechanic's magnet on a stick, you might be able to gently put it into the drain hole and pull it out... providing nothing has been disturbed.


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Re: Valley drain hole

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That's a bummer!

The drain hole goes to the back of the block, but is somewhat "blocked" by the trans adapter plate, so it probably wouldn't fall down against the flywheel/flexplate.

If you have a mechanic's magnet on a stick, you might be able to gently put it into the drain hole and pull it out... providing nothing has been disturbed.


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I think he means it fell into one of the oil passages for the turbo? If it fell into the motor, its likely that it made its way to the pan. But I'm not sure


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Thank you. I'll give it my best.
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Re: Valley drain hole

Lt.Dan. No, not the oil holes. definitely the valley darain hole.
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Re: Valley drain hole

Found this pic on the interwebs.


Kinda shows the back of the block...




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Re: Valley drain hole

Thanks for the pic. If I take the inspection plate off the bottom, it should fall out?
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Re: Valley drain hole

If it’s not there you might want to toss a wrench on the crank bolt and spin the motor over to see it fall out the bottom

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