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1995 Eddie Bauer Bronco 5.8L, E4OD, Manual Warn Hubs, Auto Transfer case, 3.55 open diff, 31” BFG’s
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Changing out my oil pan, pump and pickup. After dropping the oil pump/pickup into my oil pan, pulled the pan out and found this little guy in the bottom of my oil pan.
Anybody got any ideas where it goes because I’m struggling to match up where it belongs.
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One of two alignment sleeves from the bottom two horizontal holes of the timing cover. One probably fell out when someone was replacing timing cover gasket.
 

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One of two alignment sleeves from the bottom two horizontal holes of the timing cover. One probably fell out when someone was replacing timing cover gasket.
Haha that would have been me when I was doing my timing chain and gears, Thanks man!
 
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As I would tell my wife, "It's just an extra part" they left behind...
 
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The good news is that you found it and you didn't find a half of one, with the other half being the source of the sparkles in your oil......
 
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Same thing happened to me when I was doing my timing cover. Just a heads up, if you put that thing back in- pound it in hard. Don't think I got mine back in correctly- messed with my timing cover to oil pan alignment :(
 

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It also resembles the alignment spacer in the fan clutch base that mates to the water pump. Don't know how that would have gotten into you oil pan though.
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I lost a throttle body cover screw on my 94... One of my intake valves found it, stayed lodged open and cracked the head between it and the paired exhaust valve. The good news is i got a more powerful engine. The bad news was it cost about $6000!
 
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