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Old 10-28-2008, 05:52 PM
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Question Anyone else screw up like this before?

I was just outside about to clean up my EBPS and tube...when the crow foot wrench popped off the extension and fell in the ONLY place I didnt have something stuffed to prevent parts from falling....the water pump pulley. It fell IN the pulley on the back side between the pulley and the block. I dont have the smallest hands in the world either. Spent the last hour in pretty much complete darkness taking belt off and spinning the fan to try and get wrench out and it finally came out enough for me to reach!

Anyone else have a near screw up like this before?
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:57 PM
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I done it also ,don't quite remember how i retrieved it though
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:59 PM
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Yep, I've done it too.
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:12 PM
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Buddy and I were doing something to his 1994 F-350; can't remember what it was, but we dropped a small bolt down the rad support somewhere and spent some time fishing around trying to find/reach it. But our hands were just too big. So after after sweating in the sun for a bit and cursing, we called his 11-year-old over, and said "Hey, we dropped a bolt down that hole, see if you can reach it." He stuck his hand in, pulled it out, and said "This bolt?" lol
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:14 PM
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Buddy and I were doing something to his 1994 F-350; can't remember what it was, but we dropped a small bolt down the rad support somewhere and spent some time fishing around trying to find/reach it. But our hands were just too big. So after after sweating in the sun for a bit and cursing, we called his 11-year-old over, and said "Hey, we dropped a bolt down that hole, see if you can reach it." He stuck his hand in, pulled it out, and said "This bolt?" lol
This sounds way tooo familure to me!!!
 
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Originally Posted by Flatdeck View Post
Buddy and I were doing something to his 1994 F-350; can't remember what it was, but we dropped a small bolt down the rad support somewhere and spent some time fishing around trying to find/reach it. But our hands were just too big. So after after sweating in the sun for a bit and cursing, we called his 11-year-old over, and said "Hey, we dropped a bolt down that hole, see if you can reach it." He stuck his hand in, pulled it out, and said "This bolt?" lol
So moral of the story, keep an 11 year old around with small hands...

I've dropped so much stuff in car engine bays and the first thing I listen for is the metallic "tinkle" on the ground. Then I know were it landed. If I don't hear that, it's oh no time.
 
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That sounds like me and my 1st CPS experience. Had to call one of my smaller boned friends to install it. I could get it out but couldnt get at it to reinstall it! Glad im not the only one whos done something like this! Definitely a first in a pulley for me!
 
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This is why I always keep some metal coat hangers or insulation rods in my tool box. The make great part retrival tools.
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:21 PM
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I finally got my 7/16" deep socket out from under my turbo last weekend. . I know what you mean. Did that, done that.
 
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Come to think of it, my engine valley still has one of the GPR nuts in it.
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:24 PM
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I just spent the last hour trying to find my needle valve spring for my snow blower carb. While installing it went "boing" Lots of leaves,car,my truck,fire wood, wood chips all over the garage floor. On top of it the dang dog wanted me to through her frizby so she was thrashing around(throw it dad throw it) And believe it or not, My 12v dewalt flash light and me crawling around on my hands and knees, Found the fricken thing.. Tiny. Like a pen spring but smaller. Snow blower runs like a champ now and ready for snow.
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:29 PM
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I dont know why I didnt think of the metal coat hanger deal. I used to use them religiously pulling wire through door boots (before I could afford a good fishtape). I think the metal ones are getting scarce in my household!

The only thing I have in my engine valley is 8 years of gunk from a non modded CCV...will change this weekend though!
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:56 PM
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I lost a map sensor screw just recently when i took out the IC pipes for painting. I looked all over to no avail. Put another in that was close to that size. More things are dropping as the years go bye.
 
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Originally Posted by Ponyboychris View Post
Come to think of it, my engine valley still has one of the GPR nuts in it.
I got one of those Gpr Nuts in my valley also. Those extension magnets work well, sometimes. Have two or three of them on my tool box.
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:45 PM
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i just lost a deep well 1/2" socket down the front end by the i/c and radiator. looked for it for about 45 minutes and still havent found it......
 

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