i think i just screwed up!!!!!!!
I am replacing the #8 injector on my 2000 7.3. When i took the vavle cover off i was fitting a star bit driver on one of the bold heads and it slipped out of my fingers. When i when to grab it it fell into the oil journal just underneath the fron exaust valve. I couldnt retrieve it. My mechanic who also owns a 7.3 says it should be ok because that tube is just gravity fed down into the oil pan. I turn the motor over with a socket a few times and drained the oil nothing came out. I just want some more opinions on this not that i dont trust my mechanic bim just scared. I was going to get a soft wire to run down in there to make sure it was clear. All if the injectors, freeze and glow plugs were in when it happened. So it shouldnt be in a cylinder or valve or anything right.