[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

The washer is large enough, hard enough, and has a high enough 
melting temperature to do serious damage. I think you want to be 
sure it's not in there. If only copper was magnetic!

In any case, to look for it, borrow or buy a borescope. Don't assume 
that if you find a washer like it in the valley that you have found 
the one you dropped as it is very common to drop these things and 
you may have several in the valley right now.

Good luck!

--- 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 it 
> when I have some time, hoping it dropped down below somewhere in a 
> 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 
> 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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