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Old 04-05-2003, 06:41 PM
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nut down the manifold


i would be very concerned. the manifold delivers the fuel/air right to the engine's cylinders.

if you are sure that is where it went i would be taking the manifold off and looking into head area and i would be shaking the manifold hoping it would fall out.

i don't know how the rest of the guys would treat this but to me it would be defcon 4 and i would not even attempt to start the engine until i was sure it did not get to a cylinder head. even if it couldn't get by the valves if it would catch there and not let the valve close smack on a pistion is possible.

good luck!
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