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So I had that rag in there but somehow the key fell behind the rag and into the netherland. Yikes.

I pulled the engine out. Can I shake it out or should I just split the cases?

I'm off for dinner with the wife. This can wait until tomorrow .

-John
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John, Get a flexible thin magnetic wand, Mac or Snap-on sell them.

Use that to fish around your cases..........

Cheers

Just found this. This should get it out.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Jameson-19-in-Magnetic-Retriever-7-07A/202456695#
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you might get lucky with a magnet, sometimes they don't go ALLLL the way down into the gearbox. get an inspection mirror and a flash light and see if you can locate it first.

if you can't get it, try flushing it out with some gas. i lucked out once and was able to fish it out of the gearbox drain.

whatever you do, don't leave it in. rebuilt a primmy once because of "seizing issues"... when i split the cases FOUR keys were just chilling there in the case. turns out when the guy way cruising along it'd be fine, but once he got on it real good it'd cause enough turbulence in the case to dislodge a key and stick it between the gears. then it'd be fine till the next time it happened...

best,
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It looks like the rag did its job after all - I found the key on the floor of the garage, and then quickly made sure I had the new and the old one - victory!!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8)

Of course I then found my fuel tank leaking its contents out for no good reason a few feet away . At least those are easy to fix.
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^^^. Haaa that's great news.. those scenarios are both the best and the worst... glad you found it..
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Glad you found it! I thought that once you dropped it it'd be gone forever.

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sdjohn wrote:
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Of course I then found my fuel tank leaking its contents out for no good reason a few feet away . At least those are easy to fix.
Fuel leak? Look here bottom of the page:

https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic109742.5#1748066

Good ya found the key!
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