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Old 06-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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Help! Dropped 8mm socket and 3 inch extension where HPOP sits

I have a pretty serious situation, I was removing my HPOP and dropped a socket and extension down into the spot where the pump sits. It fell down between the block and the gear on the end of the camshaft that drives the pump. any suggestions on what I should do? Tried using phone camera to look down in to see if it was laying where I could see it and possibly retrieve it... but cannot see anything. Did it fall down inside of the motor? Any suggestions would be a huge help! Thanks
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:01 PM
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Have you tried "fishin" for it with one of those magnet bolt picker uppers?
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:09 PM
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Yes I fished for about an hour with a magnet and grabber... I guess the big question is how far could it fall?
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Send Tuscany a pm he'd be able to tell ya
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Ok will do! Thanks for the help! Greatly appreciated
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Had this problem once before. Drain the oil and then tap on the oil pan with a rubber mallet with any luck it fell all the way down. You should hear it rattle when you tap the pan. If u hear it rattle start fishing with a coat hanger. I dropped only a 8mm socket no extension and this worked for me. I fished forever with no luck then a buddy showed up and saw me cussing so he tried and got it within three minutes of trying. So good luck it can be done I have seen it. Oh ya 8mm is a very tight fit through the drain hole.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:04 PM
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Had this problem once before. Drain the oil and then tap on the oil pan with a rubber mallet
was that on a 6.0 oilpan ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I'm going to use an inspection camera to see if I can see anything tomorrow. Hopefully I can retrieve it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:14 PM
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I successfully fished it out yesterday with an inspection camera with a magnet attached to the end of it. it was about 18 inches down in. Thanks for all of the help.
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