Originally Posted by nickid
Oh yes it's in there. It's either bouncing or stuck next to something moving.
Sorry to hear that your day is not getting any better.
1. Is there any chance of fishing it out from the top with a magnet?
2. Is there a inspection plate?
3. If no plate, you could cut a hole, remove the bit and seal it. In the USA, electricians use a device known as a KO (knock out) seal to plug unwanted holes in electrical boxes. Cut a round holes with a hole saw, hope that the bit drops out and seal the hole.
You could also cut a square hole and make your own plate.
4. Last option I would resort to is to unbolt the transmission and move it back. Might as well replace the clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, throw out bearing, and pilot bearing at that point since everything is apart.
Good luck and keep us updated.
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