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oldfooter2006

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Long story short. I need help. Drove amphi into lake with the
passenger door not fully closed. By the time I got it closed, bad
door latch.......had a lot of water inside. Got amphi home and while
checking transmission for milky oil I dropped a brand new wooden
carpenters pencil into the rear inspection hole. It is now now where
to be seen.

My question is do you think that I could run the car with the pencil
in and grind it up and change the oil a couple of times? Or do I have
to pull the trans to open it up to get the pencil out?


Thanks for your help.
Bob
 
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In a message dated 9/5/2007 6:14:51 PM Central Daylight Time, boblenzmail@sbcglobal.net writes:
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My answer is-----------------------------------I don't know-----but it should be interesting reading for awhile

I doubt there was any water in the tranny but better check the engine oil too

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In a message dated 9/5/2007 6:14:51 PM Central Daylight Time, boblenzmail@sbcglobal.net writes:
<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px solid"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" face="Georgia" color="#000000" size="2">My question isdo I have to pull the trans to open it up to get the pencil out?</font></blockquote>

My new answer is---------------------No and No----------------after looking in my spare tranny with the side cover off, I doubt it would get ground up, well, I guess eventually it would but anyway if you pull the right wheel and drive shaft then pull the steel cover on right side you will be looking at the ring gear and your lost pencil. Bit of work but better than pulling the whole tranny. Will need a new gasket for cover and double lip seal from Gordons.Lemme know if you want a foto of the inside with cover off--Ken

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Ken ? Thanks for your replies. If you can take a couple of pics
easily that would be great. Also as I am new to the Amphi, how tough
is it to do this? Pulling the axle and the double lip seal? Plus
there is not much room to work, unless you have really long arms. How
long do you think it would take? Thanks again, Bob


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, lah20car@... wrote:
>
>
> In a message dated 9/5/2007 6:14:51 PM Central Daylight Time,
> boblenzmail@... writes:
>
> My question is do I have to pull the trans to open it up to get the
pencil
> out?
>
>
> My new answer is---------------------No and No----------------after
looking
> in my spare tranny with the side cover off, I doubt it would get
ground up,
> well, I guess eventually it would but anyway if you pull the right
wheel and
> drive shaft then pull the steel cover on right side you will be
looking at the
> ring gear and your lost pencil. Bit of work but better than pulling
the whole
> tranny. Will need a new gasket for cover and double lip seal from
Gordons.
> Lemme know if you want a foto of the inside with cover off--Ken
>
>
>
>
>
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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "oldfooter2006"
<boblenzmail@...> wrote:
>
> Plus
> there is not much room to work, unless you have really long arms. How
> long do you think it would take? Thanks again, Bob
>
>
>
Hi Bob,
In answer to your question, I would guess that 36 to 38 inches is how
long it would take. If your arms are any shorter than that, it probably
won't do it. Just kidding!
Chas
 
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