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  • Town/City: Tauranga
  • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

@D. LUCAS said:
hello everyone, before i start. yes i know i should ave just got the shop to do valve clearances. i was replacing my shims on my valves and have lost one in the engine some where. i purchased a retrieval tool with a magnetic tip no luck trying to find or retrieve it this way. i have used my phone video camera to try see if its anywhere to be seen on video as its hard to get your head in there and look. there is two places it might have gone. 1. into the piston chamber or 2. down into the engine. im about to release the oil see if this works. before i do and in case there is a technique to get it to the sum nut first. does anyone have tips on how to get this shim out of my engine with out pulling the engine apart.

regards, david

So did you find it?