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Offline corsajim

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Any idea what this is
« 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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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 06:17:29 AM »
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 06:25:17 AM »
More like thumbnail :laugh:
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Any idea what this is
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #5 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. 
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #12 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:



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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2021, 03:45:59 PM »
Could be the remnants of an aluminum sealing washer from a dipstick.
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2021, 07:44:40 AM »
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2021, 08:09:17 AM »
I'm guessing either a muffler bearing circlip H4 light bulb replacment element.
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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2021, 04:13:19 PM »
pull the rod caps then you can rule that or not. matt

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Re: Any idea what this is
« Reply #20 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.
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