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Old 12-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #29
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You're scaring me! What have you done to ensure no filings from the drilling and tapping are in the galley? This is like mainlining dirty heroin in my aorta. I am worried a big piece of metal is now directly inside your crank, making its way to a main or rod bearing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:57 PM   #30
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Success!

I was able to reach in from the end hole with needle nose pliers and pull the piece out. After that it the tap went in smoothly. As near as I can tell there is no damage to the original threads. Using a small powerful pencil magnet, vacuum cleaner, compressed air (from the other end of the galley) and cotton swabs it appears I got all of the metal chips and debris out of the galley.

Needless to say I'm relieved that this ordeal is finally over

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Brad,
This is wonderful news! I'm going to be optimistic and trust that your efforts with the needle nose pliers, magnet, vacuum cleaner and compressed air plus cotton swabs did the trick! I believe that now is the time to press ahead and not look back. Move on physically and psychologically to the tasks that lay ahead!

All my best,

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:21 AM   #31
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You're scaring me! What have you done to ensure no filings from the drilling and tapping are in the galley? This is like mainlining dirty heroin in my aorta. I am worried a big piece of metal is now directly inside your crank, making its way to a main or rod bearing.
I'm not overly concerned about it. Visually I can see down the length of the main oil galley and there is nothing there and the only other galley in the area is in line with the removed plug and runs up hill.

Plus I plan to use my new bore scope (thanks Dan!) to take a peak farther down each galley.

No worries

Brad
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #32
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Excellent, my heart is troubled no more.
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