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Feeler Gauge fell down the cam chain hole...

I was just finishing up my valve clearance adjustment and on the final check the feeler gauge slipped from my fingers and went down the cam chain hole. I really have no idea what to do... the valve adjustment was pretty much the peak of my engine experience. Any advice would be of great help... I feel like i'm going to be sick! -Chad
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HOLY BALLS.... I just got it with my extension magnet. I was going to delete this but may be a good warning to others to keep your feeler gauges on a chain, or get the long ones. The *tink*sound of the magnet finding it's target might be the most beautiful sound I've ever heard.
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LOL! Right on. So you already had an extension magnet. That's great.
A little rush of emotions, ending with a "Tink!" of success!
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I was going to say, "At least you'll know where to look for it next time you need it!"
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Glad it worked out for you. I would hate to think about what you would have had to do if you didn't fish it out of there.

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Haha... well, it's easy to laugh about it today! I woke up this morning thinking how little sleep I would've gotten had I not found it last night. I've been using an extension magnet for my valve clearance check which might be a bit on the big side for the job, since I'm fighting it half the time from attaching itself to everything, but it sure came in handy last night when I had to just blindly get it down there. This valve clearance adjustment has certainly been an experience!
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Glad you got it out. I learned on the KLR board to stuff a rag down the "Hell Hole" or be ready to pull the motor apart if needed. Stuffing a rags a LOT easier to deal with so I stuff 'em every time.

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I was just finishing up my valve clearance adjustment and on the final check the feeler gauge slipped from my fingers and went down the cam chain hole. I really have no idea what to do... the valve adjustment was pretty much the peak of my engine experience. Any advice would be of great help... I feel like i'm going to be sick! -Chad
It happens to the best of us. Over time, experience has tought me to plug up passages like that with a rag. Replacing valve stem seals in place, dropping a valve keeper into the sump is a pain in the arse.
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I thought that kind of sh*t only happened to me!!!!!

Hey Chach, if you're ever down this way you can help me adjust my valves, just don't forget your magnet!!!
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I thought that kind of sh*t only happened to me!!!!!

Hey Chach, if you're ever down this way you can help me adjust my valves, just don't forget your magnet!!!
No Brit. We are all made of the same. Proves you are a human being and not a robot.
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HOLY BALLS.... I just got it with my extension magnet. I was going to delete this but may be a good warning to others to keep your feeler gauges on a chain, or get the long ones. The *tink*sound of the magnet finding it's target might be the most beautiful sound I've ever heard.
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