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Dropped a piece of metal in plug hole how would I get to it



How big a piece and what type of metal? Magnetic retrieval tool if was steel or iron. If it wasn't and is small, drain and flush the oil. Then, filter the oil and flush through a cloth to try and find it. Worst case is tearing down the engine.
Some people thought is was funny went I bought a endoscope attachment for my cell phone.

turn it upside down and shake it out

Whatever you do, don’t crank over the motor until you get the piece of metal sorted.

I'd be inclined to say that the metal you dropped in is magnetic, so the chances of retrieval should be good.

Edwin, I have an endoscope for my mobile for similar reasons.

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