Pull water pump and timing cover???

Old April 24th, 2018, 04:54 PM
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Pull water pump and timing cover???


I was removing my oil pressure sending unit and the dang thing broke. I was able to back out the brass threads stuck down in. I was careful but I got a couple of micro particles down the hole. I took a q-tip and swabbed the hole and the landing down in there. I snagged a few particles. Very tiny and can only see if reflecting light.
Now for the dumb question, should I pull off the timing cover? There is only few thousand miles on the engine.
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Old April 24th, 2018, 07:07 PM
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Make a short hose to thread into the oil sender hole, put the other end of the hose into a bucket. Add a couple extra quarts of oil, have a helper start the engine, make sure your helper shuts down the engine before you drain the oil pan.
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Old April 24th, 2018, 07:09 PM
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Btw, pulling the timing cover will gain nothing. There is no acces to the oil passage without engine removal and complete tear down
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Old April 24th, 2018, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by matt69olds View Post
Btw, pulling the timing cover will gain nothing. There is no acces to the oil passage without engine removal and complete tear down
^^^THIS. Personally, I'd adapt a straw to the end of a shop vac hose and stick it into the oil pressure fitting hole.
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Old April 25th, 2018, 06:59 AM
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Thanks Guys! you saved me some stress and more work....
I did vacuum out the hole and swabbed it again and could not see any debris.
I'll do Matt's idea as well. I'm redoing the whole engine compartment, so it may a a week or two.
I'll keep you posted.
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Old April 25th, 2018, 07:03 AM
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A few micro particles of brass will not hurt anything. I wouldn't even worry about it.
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