What is this??

Stmar

Member

Equipment
B2650HSDC
May 23, 2017
867
22
18
Buffalo, Wyoming
Had some work done on my truck and found this under the hood. It is about 24" long, looks like a thermocouple. Long end has SET900WF stamped on metal, then copper wire and at the other end is a magnetic piece of metal. Any ideas what it is.
 

Attachments

ACDII

Active member

Equipment
B2410, L352 Loader, Woods BH70-X backhoe
Oct 21, 2021
104
45
28
Illinois
It's a mechanics pick up tool. Guess the mechanic forgot to retrieve it before closing the hood.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Fordtech86

Well-known member
Lifetime Member

Equipment
L3200
Aug 7, 2018
2,445
1,051
113
Pineville,LA
Yes its a flexible magnet

Also as a tech, we appreciate and remember customers that return tools that get away 😉
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Stmar

Member

Equipment
B2650HSDC
May 23, 2017
867
22
18
Buffalo, Wyoming
Yep looks like a homemade mag pick up. Probably used to extract the plugs, F150 plugs sit deep so it would help to have a mag with reach. Called them and will drop it off. Thanks for the input.
 

Stmar

Member

Equipment
B2650HSDC
May 23, 2017
867
22
18
Buffalo, Wyoming
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

skeets

Well-known member

Equipment
BX 2360 /B2601
Oct 2, 2009
12,063
864
113
SW Pa
When I first glanced at it I thought you might want to check under the hood more often ,, just sayin
 

Stmar

Member

Equipment
B2650HSDC
May 23, 2017
867
22
18
Buffalo, Wyoming
When I first glanced at it I thought you might want to check under the hood more often ,, just sayin
Funny thing is that the hood is open when it is in the garage, have it on a battery tender. I bet I had it open a dozen times since the work was done. It must have been tucked away on the side because the magnet attached to the lift cylinder and I saw this weird wire that looked out of place.
 

Stmar

Member

Equipment
B2650HSDC
May 23, 2017
867
22
18
Buffalo, Wyoming
Returned it and you would have thought it was a $100 tool instead of $10, in other words they were appreciative. Guess it is the thought and effort that counts.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users