Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: corsajim on July 02, 2021, 06:12:33 AM

Title: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 02, 2021, 06:12:33 AM
Found it in the bottom of the sump yesterday, posted the image on another topic but thought I would submit it to a wider audience. Looks like a staple, but seems better engineered than a normal staple. Could it be from timing chain tensioner?
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Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: yogidozer on July 02, 2021, 06:17:29 AM
Fingernail....could n't resist  :cool:
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 02, 2021, 06:25:17 AM
More like thumbnail :laugh:
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Scout63 on July 02, 2021, 06:25:43 AM
Iím stumped. Maybe a sliver off of a big end shell bearing?  That would probably involve awful noises down below.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 02, 2021, 06:28:11 AM
Its very soft material and non magnetic, maybe if it looks like like a staple then it probably is a staple. Just got the bike on Monday, I think I'm being over paranoid.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Cam3512 on July 02, 2021, 06:29:46 AM
I had a small sliver of timing chain tensioner (lower hook) pass into the sump on my Eldo.  Eventually opened it up and found what was left just dangling there. 
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: yogidozer on July 02, 2021, 06:34:52 AM
If it's non magnetic, probably not the timing chain?
Maybe something washed down from a funnel? Doesn't look like a staple
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 02, 2021, 06:35:52 AM
Looking at it more closely, it does look like its been shaved off something, certainly the 'roll' on one end suggests that. I was thing tensioner perhaps
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: John A on July 02, 2021, 06:37:42 AM
Not a staple, those are hard and stiff.  Iíd do the next oil change a little early to check for more, itís probably just from  manufacturing unless itís an old engine.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: yogidozer on July 02, 2021, 06:53:45 AM
Looking at it more closely, it does look like its been shaved off something, certainly the 'roll' on one end suggests that. I was thing tensioner perhaps
That sounds more likely.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: aklawok on July 02, 2021, 07:01:58 AM
 I may be kinda noob to MG, but from what i seen recently of luigi's handy work, probably a bit of casting slag that got missed pre-assembly.
the fact that it was in tyhe sump and not the filter/strainer means it most likely came out of the gallery somewares.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Guzzistajohn on July 02, 2021, 08:14:24 AM
I may be kinda noob to MG, but from what i seen recently of luigi's handy work, probably a bit of casting slag that got missed pre-assembly.
the fact that it was in tyhe sump and not the filter/strainer means it most likely came out of the gallery somewares.

Since you are a "noob" and all, you may want to refrain from talkin' smack about Luigi so much, you could "offend" some "Italian Americans" You may want to pick on Guido now and then  :grin: :grin:

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Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: yogidozer on July 02, 2021, 09:07:02 AM
Since you are a "noob" and all, you may want to refrain from talkin' smack about Luigi so much, you could "offend" some "Italian Americans" You may want to pick on Guido now and then  :grin: :grin:

(https://i.ibb.co/z8VS803/GUIDO.jpg) (https://ibb.co/z8VS803)

You think I'm funny?

(https://i.ibb.co/tCkfB0Z/joe-pesci.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tCkfB0Z)
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 02, 2021, 12:38:31 PM
Thanks guys, I'm going with the manufacturing leftovers, only done 10000 miles, so probably not had a lot of oil changes either.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: John Croucher on July 02, 2021, 01:39:39 PM
I found a 10 mm open box end wrench in the sump of a restoration project.  Had been in there so long that it stained the sump bottom aluminium.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Zoom Zoom on July 02, 2021, 01:55:45 PM
You mentioned you just got the bike on Monday. New? Used? What model?

John Henry
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on July 02, 2021, 02:05:12 PM

Thanks guys, I'm going with the manufacturing leftovers, only done 10000 miles, so probably not had a lot of oil changes either.

Good luck with that.

Since you are a "noob" and all, you may want to refrain from talkin' smack about Luigi so much, you could "offend" some "Italian Americans" You may want to pick on Guido now and then  :grin: :grin:

(https://i.ibb.co/z8VS803/GUIDO.jpg) (https://ibb.co/z8VS803)



You think I'm funny?

(https://i.ibb.co/tCkfB0Z/joe-pesci.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tCkfB0Z)


Or Captain Bertorelli!  :grin:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-PEUuzMlWg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-PEUuzMlWg)

Bill

Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Canuck750 on July 02, 2021, 03:45:59 PM
Could be the remnants of an aluminum sealing washer from a dipstick.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 03, 2021, 07:44:40 AM
Good luck with that.
Bill
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Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: Perazzimx14 on July 03, 2021, 08:09:17 AM
I'm guessing either a muffler bearing circlip H4 light bulb replacment element.
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: MattP on July 03, 2021, 04:13:19 PM
pull the rod caps then you can rule that or not. matt
Title: Re: Any idea what this is
Post by: corsajim on July 03, 2021, 04:21:43 PM
Not pulling the engine apart at this juncture, it is malleable aluminium, so not from any major component that I can think of. Buttoned up and will do an early oil change and recheck the sump.