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    Exclamation I found loose bolts INSIDE my engine!

    I am doing a quadruple bipass on my 80 cx500. The starter clutch went out so I'm doing a triple bypass while I'm in there. But I just pulled the rear cover off and I found two set screws laying in the bottom of case. I've stopped working on it for the moment to see if you guys have any idea where these go. I included an 8mm socket for scale. Name:  JiZFryY.jpg
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    The left hand one is a tappet adjuster screw.
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    I just took the valve covers off and everything loops to be in place. Maybe someone dropped it years ago and replaced it. It was running just fine last fall.

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    If that adjuster came loose from not having the lock nut tight enough after an adjustment, the nut is probably loose inside the engine too. Or, it may have been retrieved while still up in the rocker box area.
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