Join Date: Apr 2006
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Dan, what bl said. If you can't flush it out (compressed air?) or coax it out with a magnet, you know what that noise is and what it can wind up doing.
How much can a new flywheel and starter cost, if it gets crushed in between the two? Or the flywheel shatters and the engine slams to a halt?