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      08-30-2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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Dropped something in the engine bay...

Was installing my chargepipe and I accidentally dropped one of the metal clips, from the airbox housing, into the engine bay. I went underneath the car and tapped on the underbelly, and heard it under there. Any suggestions? Or sour effects... Thanks guys
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      08-30-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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I hear adding extra parts to the engine bay adds at least 23 foot pounds of torque. I dropped a small screwdriver by the front wheel well and my my car screamed after. Took me about an hour to remove the parts to get to it...

Good luck, I wouldn't be able to drive my car at all knowing something foreign was floating around the engine bay.
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      08-30-2014, 08:56 AM   #3
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i once dropped a screwdriver into my Audi TT's engine bay.....it fell out when i started the car and moved it back and forth suddenly while braking.

another time, i found an Arby's Horsey sauce packet inside the engine bay...the sauce was gone :/
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      08-30-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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I dropped on of my VANOS bolts and turned a ten minute job into a 2.5 hour scavenger hunt.
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      08-30-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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I once dropped a 10mm wrench by the firewall on my e46 while doing my starter. Never saw it again
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      08-30-2014, 10:01 AM   #6
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I suggest you forget about it and don't lose any sleep over it.
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Get a magnet stick end of story
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      08-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #8
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As long as you know for sure it's not in the intake tract you're good.
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      08-30-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
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second on a telescopic magnetic pick up tool if you can see it from up top. They aren't to expensive. Otherwise removing the belly panel shouldn't be too bad.
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      08-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #11
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Its all good fellas, I got it out
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      08-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #12
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I dropped socket down in mine one time. I took a magnet and found it on the underside tray. I then took the magnet and dragged it along the bottom tray until I moved it to the drives side front wheel. I then turned the steering wheel all the way to the left. This gave me enough room to reach in and grab the socket.
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