Looking for help with a cylinder problem
Im in a bad spot right now and need to see if anyone may know a trick to try or anything to help. I have my engine tore down in the car (2000 Mustang gt) front cover off, valve covers off. While i was turning the engine to TDC # 1, the end of the steel tool i had stuck down the spark plug hole broke off and i think its stuck on the top of the cylinder head. I didn't notice it broke until the motor stopped turning with my ratchet. Piston moves freely in the cylinder but stops at the top turning both directions. I'm going to try and look in there with a scope tomorrow but I kind of think i'm screwed. What a sob...
Can a person pull the heads off that car with out unbolting the motor mounts and lifting the motor up?
Thanks for looking.
Yes, I kind of know I'm pretty screwed here but any thoughts or ideas on fishing that piece of metal out of the cylinder with out taking the head off would be much appreciated.
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I can see the pieces with a scope but they are stuck on top, beside the valve. 2 pieces. I blasted air through with the cylinder with the exhaust valve open and cannot get these pieces to budge.