Dropped something down my engine help

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by erro, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. erro

    erro New Member

    98 ford ranger 4.0 efi v6 well I was trying to replace gaskets had friend helping and dropped a razor blade down the engine when cleaning tools up to start putting everything back together.
    I was wonder about what options I have to retrieve it with out going crazy and removing the cam shaft any advice is greatly appreciated
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  3. Jamey E

    Jamey E Member

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  4. OP

    erro New Member

    Unfortunately I haven’t found a small enough bending magnet to fit. I am how ever going to attempt to make my own.
  5. OP

    erro New Member

    I got it
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  6. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member


    how did you get it out?
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  7. OP

    erro New Member

    Oops I thought I posted the picture
    I bought a small spool of some what stiff wire and a magnet with a hole at Home Depot.

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  8. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Right on. Way to use yer noggin'! -b
  9. Jamey E

    Jamey E Member

  10. LeslieXLT

    LeslieXLT New Member

    I rescently bought an Endo cam for 20 buks off amazon it has a great picture and a handy bag of tools that attach to it. It’s real flexible and plugs right into your smartphone the light on it along with the magnet or retrieving spring should do the job
  11. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...you mean CAMERA....I thought you were referring to a new cam SHAFT grinder. I was like, "Endo? Who's Endo?" :eek::D:rolleyes:

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