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Old 03-03-2012, 06:03 PM
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Dropped a Hose Clamp in my 7.3 block! ...oops

Well yeah, i was pulling my lift pump and set it aside, bout ready to cover the hole. and the stupid hose clamp fell into the hole that was on the driver side fuel line!!

i used a magnet, couldnt get it.


bought a Search camera still couldnt get it.


Now im gonna go back out and see one more time if i can see it, i looked on the Pass/driver. front. of the cam and all around it. its nowhere to be found but i could see the oil tubes leading to the pan. May have fallen down in there??

IDK... but im still looking. if all else fails im gonna pull the turbo and loosen the 73 jack it up and pull the pan, see if its in there.


any tips on pullin the turbo?? gotta pull-Link?



Shes in that cam area somwhere.....when i find it.. im buying a Gal of gas and lighting it on fire!!!

UPDATE
I found it lol



Little ***** was sitting in my oil pan,






So when the motor was out i cleaned it up. did EFUEL.
downpipe. Pushed firewall back 3". and glowplugs!







Also did Electric fan mod.


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Old 03-03-2012, 06:12 PM
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Oh wow. That SUCKS!!!! and you have to pull the motor to get the pan off, you can't just jack up the motor. I wish I had something to help, but I have no ideas. How big was the hose clamp? I doubt its small enough to drop down an oil gallery.
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Might be able to pull the drivers side valve train, a get a better look in the cam valley area?
Maybe even pull it out through a lifter bore?
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Damn. Reminds me why I get down off the truck every time I pull anything while having the motor open. That sucks bud.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:22 AM
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Dang bro that sucks!
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i dont know if this could have made it down into the oil pan, but IF it did, maybe this could work. drain all your oil, let it sit for a while to really drain out. the oil drain hole should be big enough to stick your inspection cam through to look around.
IF it is in there, you might be able to pull out your starter, and remove the larger oil dipstick opening above it. goto dieselorings.com and download the instructions to do this, as this is can be kinda tricky and a gamble in itself. youll have to find a small brush or fashion something to hold onto the inner part of the large nut in the pan. once you get that done, you can tie a string onto the handle of the brush( see the kit on dieslorings.com to get an idea of what im talking about), and lower the inner part into the pan, but still be able to retrieve it when your done.
now that you have two openings, you can use your cam in the drain hole to guide you, and use a "magnet on a stick" tool to retrieve the clamp, and pull it out of the upper dipstick hole. i dont think this would be too hard, but anything is better than having to pull a motor.

as a last resort, if the clamp is in the oil pan and you can see it with your cam, go buy the strongest magnet you can find. harbor freight has like 150lb retrieval magnets pretty cheap. drag the clamp with the magnet through the pan, and pull it into a corner. leave the magnet on the outside of the pan and call it a day.
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Might be able to pull the drivers side valve train, a get a better look in the cam valley area?
Maybe even pull it out through a lifter bore?
What do you mean the drivers side valve train? Take the head off down to the cylinders?

Im gonna try and take the turbo off and look thru the pan.
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Oh wow. That SUCKS!!!! and you have to pull the motor to get the pan off, you can't just jack up the motor. I wish I had something to help, but I have no ideas. How big was the hose clamp? I doubt its small enough to drop down an oil gallery.
The pan is held on with silicone. If you try to do it in chassis you will more than likely it will leak.


And Gabe that sucks. I don't know what to tell you.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:41 PM
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Do you guys have a link to take the turbo off?
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I've had luck using a shop vac modded with a smaller hose on it and use the suction to get stuff out of bad places. Not sure if this will help since your not sure where the debris is. Good luck man.


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