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biggamejames 09-01-2012 03:46 PM

Dropped a 3/16 hex head under the hood- am I fine?
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Hey guys, installing angel eyes in my car, and accidentally dropped a 1/4" drive 3/16 hex head in the area located in the picture? See the attached picture, I was closing up the ECU and dropped it on the last bolt. Basically in the area between the ECU and brake fluid that is sectioned off from the engine. :banghead:

Do I need to worry about it at all? I dont think I can get to it (I cant see it where it is)

I am just looking for some peace of mind about it.


MercForHire 09-01-2012 04:07 PM

no worries. just like another pebble

biggamejames 09-01-2012 04:08 PM

thanks! haha

KaliVertBoy 09-01-2012 04:09 PM

:rofl: I did the exact same thing installing my angel eyes. I didn't feel like taking things apart to get it so I left it in there. I also dropped a wire tap in there too. This was a couple months ago. I'll take the time to get them sooner or later. You should be fine

biggamejames 09-01-2012 04:10 PM

Ok cool, thanks for the responses, glad Im the only one in this boat

MercForHire 09-01-2012 04:18 PM

Clean them out when you get under the car and take off the dust shield all at once

kaldE46 09-01-2012 04:30 PM

Haha +1 on doing the same thing on the same install

dmax 09-01-2012 05:13 PM

Well, nothing is moving down there, so you are fine...but try a magnet on a stick anyway. Maybe wrap the side of it so you don't get hung up sticking to metal all around...try electric tape or something.

jayb328i 09-01-2012 07:06 PM

Did that.. I rarely use a magnet that is attached to the end of a 18 inch expansion stick. Works great in removing fallen parts from impossible to get to area under the hood.

danwilz 09-01-2012 07:11 PM

Turn your car upside down and shake it it will fall right out. :idea:
Really its all O.k no worries.

biggamejames 09-02-2012 05:35 PM

haha couldnt find it with a magnet but that's ok, im not worried about it anymore. I have a wheel bearing problem thats more pressing

sammk 09-02-2012 06:09 PM

I'm confused... What were you doing with a 3/6" socket on a pure-blooded German car which has everything in metric sizes..? :)

Edit: Ah I see; must be the after-market angel eyes..

Russian172 09-02-2012 06:35 PM

Unless you wake up with it up your anus because the car wanted revenge than you're good

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