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    Ok, so to avoid kicking my own a$$, I need to get the straw of a wd-40 can out of the #3 cylinder. How did it get there? I figured since I hadn't started my boat for a few months that I would service it real good and thought a little shot of wd in the cylinders and rolling it over a couple times might not hurt anything before I started it. In the midst of just not paying attention I managed to knock the straw off the can and if fell in the cylinder.

    Need suggestions on how to remedy this. Pipe cleaner and tape? Remove the headers and get exhaust valve open and suck it out with a shop vac? Will it burn it out? would that straw hang a valve open? Any suggestions are welcome. Please help.

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    Fire it up
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    Roll it around by hand until it comes up top. Blast air in the hole till it is close. Then get creative to grab it. Pair of hemo's, 1/4 drive extension and something gooey.
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    Take your air hose and blow air in the spark plug hole just keep moving the nozzle around and pray hard
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    Well I've tried a small stick (coffee stir stick) with some tape while at tdc and no luck.
    So I tried a pipe cleaner with tape and no luck. Then I figured I'd suck it out with the vacuum cleaner. With both valves shut it seemed to create a pretty good vacuum so I had some hope. After an hour of that I'm starting to think maybe if I take the header off and get the exhaust valve open that I might be able to get it out that way. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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    If you have one of those push button finger grabber things maybe that would work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spectra 224 View Post
    If you have one of those push button finger grabber things maybe that would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Fire it up
    Op got lucky and skillfully fished it
    I dropped a 5/16 stainless flat washer down the tunnel ram on my olds...as it happens..it went down the only hole with intake valve open..i pulled the header off and tried blowing it out with exhaust valve open but that didn't work...so i fired it up..spit it right out..had a few dings in it...Don't think i would try that on a chev...Dish top olds pistons have more room for extra parts...I just broke a valve guide in my chev. and ran 2 small pieces through one cylinder before i got it shut down and it knocked like a rod brng. was mia

    Worst case scenario one of those plastic straws probably wouldn't damage anything. Plastic actually burns pretty good if it gets hot enough.....although the BTU rating ain't all that great

    As far as W-40 in a motor after it hasn't been run in a while.....I have a thought.....How many people might agree...
    Were you trying to lubricate something? Top ring in a motor doesn't seem to need much lubrication....And if a motor sits for long enough humidity in the air can cause rust on the surface of the cylinder. If you soak that rust in wd-40 what happens to it when the ring scrapes it off? Wouldn't it tend to wash it down between the side of the piston and the top ring? As opposed to it just getting scraped off as dust and blown out?
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    Happy ending.

    I dropped a drill chuck key down the distributor hole of a SBC many years ago. You couldnt have got the thing to the pan trying but did it all on it's own.

    I got it to the drain plug hole with a magnet but it was too big to come out.

    Manuevered it to the back of the pan. Left the magnet on it and it stayed until the next overhaul.
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    I don't think it would ever hurt anything to run it through. It has 8.5:1 pistons so they shouldn't be terrible tight valve clearance piston clearance, I wouldn't think. It has been in a fairly well climate controlled garage and is sealed up with tape and covers, I was just trying to help it in anyway I could.

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    How long are the sprayers on a wd40 can? wouldnt of though it would fit in a cylinder through the spark plug hole, guess it was a small can with a small straw, just enough to piss you off, been there.....

    Lost a venturi off a holley once, how? i have no idea! it was running a little rough, by chance looked in the carb....only one place it could go....took the intake off, and found it (most of it) on top #1 intake valve...it was nice rounded and smooth...it seen some heat. had a tough time getting it out

    Helping a buddy with his wife van...v6 ohc, dropped a bolt into the block, he was pissed...i was laughing (been drinking a little) got lucky fished it out, makes us laugh every time now.

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