Oh darn.. Found something in my oil pan

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Oh darn.. Found something in my oil pan

Post by xoomer » Sat May 23, 2009 6:12 am

Well, During the process of taking apart my engine I noticed a rattle noise when Ever I would turn the engine on the stand over...

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It belongs to #4 so can I just pull the ring out of the piston, slide the piston out and screw this back in??
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Post by All_talk » Sat May 23, 2009 5:17 pm

If one fell out the others may be loose too, if it were me I think I would deal with all four. Get the threads clean and dry and put them in with some loc-tite. When those things come out they rob a lot of oil from the crank and rods.

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Post by xoomer » Sun May 24, 2009 5:00 am

I was gonna get a flexy wrench on the others and see if they need tightened..

but other than that I'm Just gonna pull piston four and lock tite this sob in there... Cause I don't wanna deal with rings...
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Post by Adam West » Mon May 25, 2009 5:28 am

I'm sorry...what is that and where did it come from?
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Post by xoomer » Mon May 25, 2009 5:34 am

its a spray nozzle that is designed to cool the piston, with oil... And the nozzle fell out.
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Post by Adam West » Mon May 25, 2009 7:25 am

dear god...how often does that happen...never heard of it...???
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Post by GodSquadMandrake » Mon May 25, 2009 2:10 pm

This happens a lot. I've heard of it before. Mine were all in somehow when I checked them.
Some people just take them out and cap the holes when they rebuild their engines because they think that the squirters will just fall out anyway and don't really do anything.

I dunno, I just kept mine. They seem like a good thing... so unscientific but meh.
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Post by xoomer » Mon May 25, 2009 7:09 pm

Well, I'm pulling piston Four and I'm gonna locktite this one back in and if piston four goes well, I might check the rest of them...
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Post by SubiePrice88 » Wed May 27, 2009 2:45 am

Adam West wrote:I'm sorry...what is that and where did it come from?
haha I thought the samething. Thats pretty crazy though, learned something new!
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Post by xoomer » Wed May 27, 2009 6:22 am

To Tell you the truth I said the same thing... but I had heard about the nozzles before. so I got out the laptop with the service manuals and discovered were they belong, My question is should I put new rings on this piston when I Pull it or should I just compress em and throw it together
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Post by BXSS » Sat May 30, 2009 2:15 am

I pulled 3 ej22t's apart recently & 1 (with just 117k) had a oil squirter in the oil pan.
So from my very limited experience it happened on 1/3 or 33% of the motors taken apart.
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Post by ericem » Sat May 30, 2009 2:28 am

Wouldn't they get clogged up pretty easily?
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Post by GodSquadMandrake » Sat May 30, 2009 12:08 pm

Hopefully your oil filter would catch any debris that could clog the oil squirter. If there is something big enough to clog that then you will have problems with other parts of your engine like lifters for one!
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Post by xoomer » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:59 am

Well tomorrow I start reassembly with a little bit of dissasembly first.. I'm gonna take the flywheel off and pull piston four and put the sprayer back in...
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