Washer fell down intake???

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  1. bski224

    bski224 Veteran Member

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    changing out my carb yesterday and started her up and CLACK CLACK CLACK quickly shut down and Im assuming a washer prob fell down into the intake. Im going to pull the plugs first and see if I can see anything, if not, off comes the heads.

    Any other suggestions. Maybe one of those cameras that look into the engines?? Hopefully its still in the valve area??!!!
     
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    Pull the intake and fish around the ports with a flexible magnet. You might get lucky. Good luck.
     
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    At a min you will need to pull intake and look at intake of heads. Turn over motor by hand and look to see if one valve is jammed.
     
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    NEVER START AN ENGINE WITH ANYTHING THAT MIGHT HAVE FALLEND DOWN INTO THE INTAKE! Evan a small washer can do considerable damage to the valves (bend the valve and/or destroy the valve seat) and/or piston (puncture a piston).

    You might get lucky and find it using a boroscope.
     
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    What was a washer doing there? Did you have extra hardware?
     
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    The day I brought my new engine home I dropped a washer down the distributor hole. I could see it and when I went to hook it with a clothes hangar, I knocked it out of sight.

    I then (in a very pissed off manner) slowly turned the crank until I heard the washer drop down into the oil pan.....I then pulled the oil pan off and grabbed the washer. Reassembled with a new gasket and it was good to go.
     
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    You should never start an engine without accounting for ALL parts after reassembly. Nuts, washers, bolts, etc...

    Pull intake and investigate intake ports and valves. If you don't find the issue then pull the heads. Chances are you will have to remove and repair the heads but you could get lucky.
     
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    Is your distributor cap on straight?
    You may have leaned on it while swapping the carb and you heard the rotor smackig the distributor cap upon start up.

    If a washer got into a valve..... :mad: :mad: :(
     
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    I didn't realize or hear anything fall down there. If I did I wouldn't start her up. I ran car for approx 3 sec and shut it down right away. Im not sure what It could be? I checked dist. its fine!!
     
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    Can a washer get past a valve? I'd pull the intake and look around.
     

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