Originally Posted by Bill Harris
My first thought was "Argghh! Doesn't that hold something internal, like something on the shift mechanism?" But maybe I'm thinking four-speed or /2 trannys.
Pretty much my thoughts exactly, but I wanted to refresh my memory before saying the sky is falling.
IIRC now, it's a socket head cap screw (SHCS aka allan bolt) that holds an internal component, (...shift fork adjustment bar?)... now I need to go look
(and I hope to know what I'm doing with transmissions one of these days :headslap )
all this goes to show that I don't clean under that bar
regarding extra gas: depending on how clean it is I have a friend that either 1) puts it back in the tank. 2) keeps it in a glass jar for occasional parts cleaning or 3) puts it in a car gas tank.
So far he's managed to dodge the EPA successfully.
I believe NAPA or other FLAPS won't take it.