[DML] Re: Possibly dropped copper washer from fuel line into engine cyli
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[DML] Re: Possibly dropped copper washer from fuel line into engine cylinder

Thanks Dave!  I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep looking for it.  
I really hope I can find it, because I don't feel like ripping 
things apart. I've already done this when I replaced the water pump 
a couple of years ago.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> Those little things have a way of getting into places you can't 
> And the best part about it is since they are copper they are not
> magnetic so you can't get them by fishing around with a magnet. If 
> can't see them you will never get them. It could be bad if it did 
> into the injector port. They won't vaporize. They can get stuck in 
> valve and hold it open. If you do think it fell in there you can
> probably get it by taking off the intake manifold. If you do 
remove it
> chances are you will find it even if it did not fall into the 
> port. Generally when you drop and lose one you just get another or
> reuse one of the old ones. When I pull intake manifolds I usually 
> a treasure trove of hardware. I hate dropping and losing parts,
> especially tools. Even worse is when you put the injectors back and
> don't realize you dropped a washer, tighten things up and have a 
> leak on the injector. You learn to be careful because you can spend
> more time looking for dropped parts and tools then actually doing 
> job! Some tips are using compressed air to try to blow it out, 
> around hoping to get it to fall on the floor, mirrors, etc. The
> Delorean has a lot of places parts can land and never be found 
> Get a flashlight and look over the motor again, you may get lucky.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@> wrote:
> >
> > While taking out my injectors to send out for cleaning, I 
> > dropped one of the small copper washers.  I will be looking for 
> > when I have some time, hoping it dropped down below somewhere in 
> > harmless location.  It wasn't on the floor when I looked.  
Probably a 
> > small chance, but what if the washer dropped into the open 
> > opening into the cylinder?  I am hoping I don't have to 
> > anything to look for it, and wondered if serious damage could 
occur if 
> > a washer did fall into the opening into the engine cylinder.  
Since it 
> > is a relatively soft and small washer, I would hope it would 
just get 
> > vaporized as the cylinder fired, or could it totally mess up the 
> > engine.  Any advice is appeciated.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Paul
> > vin 10944
> >

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