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Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by hendo22, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. hendo22

    hendo22 New Member

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    I left the clear plastic view-ing plug in the timing hole of my 1997 FXDWG and went riding!!! How do I get melted plug end out of timing hole!!! I removed plug but end is still in hole? I don't think I can grab plastic piece ,what happens if it falls down in engine? (EDIT) ?


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  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It may be possible to drill a small hole in the plastic and put a small self tapping screw in it if the screw was reverse thread then it may wind the end of the plug back out
    as i have never been in this position im just trying to think of a solution without seeing the problem

    Brian
     
  3. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    Fins got a good idea....id try that..
     
  4. bobwire

    bobwire Active Member

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    heat up end of screwdriver, let it melt into plug, splash little water on it, back out plug. ps don't heat up sd so much that it takes out temper................bw
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Spline drive easy out and change your oil:s