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Need Your Advice

Postby jobbyjim » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:48 am

I managed to drop the copper sealing washer for the oil filter housing bolt down into housing itself. I have fished around to no avail and have taken the the oil pan off as well but don't see anything. Am I risking scoring/damaging anything if I don't find it? Thoughts?

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Re: Need Your Advice

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:57 am

I doubt that the washer could escape from the filter housing. It may have landed in a position that will cause no problem. (I believe there is space above the filter drain where it could harmlessly rest.) However, the oil filter is sized to completely fill the vertical space available and more-or-less seal itself at top and bottom. If the washer is lodged somewhere that interferes with the element, the sealing and functioning of the filter could be compromised. I would try pretty hard to find and remove it. On the other hand, if you can't find it, it is less likely to be in a problematic position.

By the way, check the floor near the tractor. You wouldn't be the first to spend time trying to fish something out that turned out to be on the floor.

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Re: Need Your Advice

Postby Eugene » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:41 pm

Could still be in the oil filter housing or perhaps on the floor as Jim says. The washer is larger than the bolt, thus larger then the opening in the bottom of the oil filter housing. Flashlight, mirror, wire with a hook.

If the washer is not in the oil filter housing, it won't hurt anything.

Look in spaces behind the oil filter housing, starter, and the block.
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Re: Need Your Advice

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:13 pm

The area around the filter drain is sloped a little, it is most likely in that area covered with sludge.
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Re: Need Your Advice

Postby JimCub48 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:24 pm

If you can rig up a shop vac with a small suction tube you could probably pull it out.

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Re: Need Your Advice

Postby jobbyjim » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:45 pm

Shop vac did the trick! Thanks gentlemen.

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Re: Need Your Advice

Postby ajhbike » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:22 am

Also, I bought one of those fiber optic cameras that attach to my phone when I lost a funnel end in the transmission reservoir of my 504 (about $40). Worked really well....but could never fish it out once it fell below the gears.


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