Hey Mad4Mud, thank you for the moral support there! I did try and create this thread to document the process in detail for others to use as a reference, because I got the courage to have a go from reading similar threads on this forum. It has been so helpful.
- Hey Knuckles. My hat is off to you for staying the course and the never say die attitude. Ive followed your posts from the get go and dead set, i felt for you when the dramas came raining down. I'm looking at going the same journey you've undertaken as soon as the bank balance is healthy enough. Your excellent posting here on the forum will be an absolute blessing and i for one am extremely grateful for your efforts sharing your experience, highs and lows. So in answer, it most certainly will be a help in the not too distant future. Enjoy the fruits of your labour and get out there and rescue a few of those annoying Toyota owners. All the best.
I learned a lesson that I thought I would share as I was finishing up the other day... I managed to drop one of those tiny copper injector nozzle washers through the head and the pre-combustion chamber, so it was sitting on top of the piston. I had to say a few colourful words.
The washer was just visible down the hole, but after fishing around for an hour with a fine bit of wire I had to give up for the day, devastated. I couldn’t see it any more, I’d even turned the engine upside-down to try and get it that way.
After a bit of a think, after work this arvo I turned the crank over, had another look down the hole and whaddaya know...
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Then I did what I should have done the first time, which was putting something sticky on the end of a bit of wire and voila!
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I’ve said it before- there is nothing you can’t do with a good bit of wire! 👌
To top off a good day, my orders from partsouq (engine mounts, weld-on bracket and harmonic dampener) and patrolapart (weld-on engine bracket, long studs for water pump) arrived! Winning!
The little bastard will be in there somewhere. Have you tried feeling around with duct tape or something sticky on the end of a bit of wire? I would try and exhaust all other possibilities before going to the trouble of pulling the head off...no luck dont seeit in there
im about to pull the head off ((
ive been at it for 2nd day nowThe little bastard will be in there somewhere. Have you tried feeling around with duct tape or something sticky on the end of a bit of wire? I would try and exhaust all other possibilities before going to the trouble of pulling the head off...
Edit: by doing the above you might be able to drag it into a spot where you can see it. Also try looking with piston in a variety of positions, I found the pre-comp is not a big hole to look through and widening the field of view might help
Another edit: what about a vacuum cleaner on the precomp, if the piston is all the way up? You might be able to suck it into the dust bag for retrieval (and a bit of a clean) afterwards
its spring washer from bolts that the held intake on. i tried again with piece of wire , blew compressed air into valve and held vacuum cleaner at the injector ole . no luckUse sticky tape with sticky side out
Magnet no good as washer is made of copper
Ah yeah right. I was thinking of a different type of washer.its spring washer from bolts that the held intake on. i tried again with piece of wire , blew compressed air into valve and held vacuum cleaner at the injector ole . no luck
piston in various positions.
gave up . and realized the washer is probably too big to come out through the precom chamber hole .
its in the truckAh yeah right. I was thinking of a different type of washer.
I suppose you’ve already tried getting at it without intake manifold on...
What about upside-down with valves open? I assume it’s on a stand... other than that I’m out of ideas mate 🤔