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Old 11-16-2013, 02:55 PM
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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?
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:02 PM
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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.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:26 PM
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Hemostat or long tweezers after turning the cylinder by hand to top dead center? Good luck. If not fire her up;-)
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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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.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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haha redTA you post came up when I posted mine.. lol
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:41 PM
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sounds like something I would do, I would wait for the borescope until I did anything.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:52 PM
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It happens :-)
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:23 PM
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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!
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:48 PM
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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.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:37 PM
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Sucks to hear, isn't this literally a brand new engine?
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