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Old 06-12-2014, 02:01 AM
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Piece of gasket dropped into HPOP area

Hello,
I'm in the process of replacing the STC fitting. When I removed the HPOP cover, it looked like they had used some gasket sealer to seal the back left and right corners of the cover. I'm assuming that it was like this from the factory? See attached pictures. I started to scrape off the gasket but was attacked by some flying ant thing and a little piece of gasket fell in the back part where the HPOP Gear meet the larger gear(Im assuming that's attached to the cam). The piece of gasket was about 1 inch long, 1/4 inch wide, and fairly thin. It was a piece mashed between the cover and the block. Anyway, what sort of bad things are going to happen? Is this little b*stard going to plug one of those oil ports? or will it get trapped in the oil filter. Would dropping the oil pan allow access for me to get that piece out? I'm so careful to do extra clean work. Freaking flying ants.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:05 AM
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It will more than likely be trapped in the back of the block. Removing the pan will not give you access. I would not be concerned it won't make it's way through the pick up screen if it makes it that far.
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