washer fell in sump ?


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winguyjo
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washer fell in sump ?

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doing a head gasket job on Wing2 ... head removed ... dropped a head bolt washer off my thigh (stupid place to put a fastener) ... hear a couple of metallic noises ... thought it went into the exhaust header ... it didn't; i removed the exhaust turned it upside down, even hammered on it with a rubber mallet just in case it found a place to hide in there ... no luck.
thoroughly searched the grass with a magnet ( got to stop working on the grass, or a LEAST put a blanket down to catch things) ... no luck.
seached every potential hiding spot down low on the bike ... no luck.
it is entirely possible that it fell into the oil return passage under the cylinders. peeked inside with a small flashlight, fished around with a small magnet ... no luck.
what are the chances that it fell into that passage, made it's way down past whatever gears are there, and will rest comfortably in the bottom of the sump, never bothering anyone or anything, ever ?


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winguyjo
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Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: washer fell in sump ?

Post by winguyjo »

dodged a bullet ...
went out to do a final search before it got too dark. using a smaller, but more powerful magnet i combed the grass one more time and ... JOY !
found it up around the front of the front wheel, about 3 feet from where i thought it should be ... ain't that often the case ?
now , when Wing2 is finally resurrected, i wont be constantly listening for "funny" noises coming from the engine .
whew !
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Re: washer fell in sump ?

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That's a pretty deep sump in the GW, if it were in there methinks it could lay there forever and nobody would notice until the cows came home, and the cows wouldn't care either. :mrgreen:
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Re: washer fell in sump ?

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I'm constantly plagued with occurrences of the "Law of Selective Gravity" - "A dropped tool or part will land where it will cause the most damage". In addition, ANY dropped part will immediately travel a distance that is at least one order of magnitude greater than the height from which it was dropped (a nut, dropped on a clear floor from a height of 4", will travel at least 4 feet, then either roll under the nearest inaccessible object, or drop down the nearest sewer grate). :roll:


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