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willyt 11-16-2013 02:55 PM

I'm an Idiot. Straw in Cylinder
Yeah, you read it right. while i was fogging my engine the red straw from the fogging oil shot into the spark plug hole.

I tried to get it with mechanical fingers, but just couldnt see it. I bought a small 720p borescope to stick in there and try and see where it is, that'll be here next week. also though about rigging up a vacuum with a straw and trying to see if i can suck it out.

Anyone else have any other ideas?

Table Rocker 11-16-2013 03:02 PM

Maybe if you crank the engine by hand, when the piston comes up it will bend the straw and you will have a better chance of getting it with the tongs.

1redTA 11-16-2013 03:26 PM

Hemostat or long tweezers after turning the cylinder by hand to top dead center? Good luck. If not fire her up;-)

mikeg205 11-16-2013 03:27 PM

Not the first thread on this... I believe engine guys said not to worry - first couple cycles and it will be gone.. soft plastic will just melt and come out with exhaust gases...IIRC... I would be very frustrated as well.

mikeg205 11-16-2013 03:27 PM

haha redTA you post came up when I posted mine.. lol

uplander 11-16-2013 03:41 PM

sounds like something I would do, I would wait for the borescope until I did anything.

1redTA 11-16-2013 03:52 PM

It happens :-)

93Prostar190 11-16-2013 05:23 PM

Sorry to hear that WillyT, I will buy you a beer to help get over it .... But if you don't get it out I would not worry it won't be in the way for long or cause any ill effects.

Shake it off Bro!

thatsmrmastercraft 11-16-2013 05:48 PM

I have had worse things go through my engines without any problem. Recovering the straw isn't worth too much effort. I remember as a kid having a nut and several washers go down the carb and through the engine without any problem. The hardware came from the poor way I mounted a chrome air cleaner on the truck I had.

clrussell 11-16-2013 07:37 PM

Sucks to hear, isn't this literally a brand new engine?

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