Notices
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By shallowminded6

Yamaha 150 poppet valve gromit fell in engine. HELP!

Old 06-11-2019, 04:21 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vero Beach FL
Posts: 146
Default Yamaha 150 poppet valve gromit fell in engine. HELP!

So, I had an over heat issue on my 2000 150 vmax last time I took it out. It was put me in limp mode, and then produced steam while trying to get out of the chanel. So I figured poppit valve. While changing the poppit valve, the rubber grommit accidentally fell in instead of out. So now it is lodged somewhere in the exhaust manifold I am guessing?

Any ideas on how to retrieve it? It is not visible with a light and I did a couple blind sweeps with a bent coat hanger. Would I be best to pull the exhaust cover from the block, or try and drop the lower unit hoping it fell down there? Any help would be great! Thanks for any suggestions.
shallowminded6 is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 06:17 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Live in CT, Boat in Narragansett, RI
Posts: 1,111
Default

Shop vac with a small (3/8”) tube taped to it
JoshPtJudith is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 07:13 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vero Beach FL
Posts: 146
Default

I owe you a beer my man. Thank you. Simple solution wins over me going way over the top.
scallen2112 likes this.
shallowminded6 is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 07:50 AM
  #4  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 14
Default

Did the shop vac idea work?
jessie11 is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:58 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vero Beach FL
Posts: 146
Default

Yes it worked. Had to hold it on for about half a minute. Had another person PM me and say they hooked a hose to it and that works as well, hopefully I wont have a need to compare.
shallowminded6 is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 06:00 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Live in CT, Boat in Narragansett, RI
Posts: 1,111
Default

I like bud light
JoshPtJudith is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 06:02 PM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Live in CT, Boat in Narragansett, RI
Posts: 1,111
Default

Glad I could help, this forum is awesome.

Whenever I have a problem I get helpful input. I am glad to give back
JoshPtJudith is offline  
Old 06-14-2019, 08:44 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 6,816
Default

great solution, much better than trying to get those bolts out w/o breaking at least one!
LouC is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread