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Oil level view/see through plastic plug fell into motor

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by James Kenjorski, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. James Kenjorski

    James Kenjorski Just got it firing!

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    Kind of hard to believe it happened. I pressed on the gear box oil viewer on the side of the motor to clean off while doing an oil change on my 1400 California Custom and it fell inside the motor (I'm making this up). Any ideas on how to get it out?

    Thanks,

    James
     
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  2. groundhog105

    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Your jokeing of course. There is no oil viewer on the gear box. Only a fill plug and drain plug. If your talking about the plastic plug it’s just a cover for the hole that gives a view of the flywheel. I wouldn’t worry about the plastic plug doing any damage but replace the plug so water or anything else doesn’t go in.
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT Contributor

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    If he's talking of that plug, it'll fall out the square cut-out under the bell housing. Usually all chewed up.
     
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  4. north2south

    north2south Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    I did that last year. The engine spit the pieces out the same hole. I ordered a new one. It was not as soft a rubber as the original.
     
  5. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    They usually turn rock-hard over time while in place.

    Boil 'em in water and they are pliable again. Learned that trick here, I think.

    Bill
     
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    MikeT68 Just got it firing!

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