E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
biggamejames
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 16
My Ride: '01 325ci
Dropped a 3/16 hex head under the hood- am I fine?

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.

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.

Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	103.9 KB
ID:	467236  
biggamejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 09-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
MercForHire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: London,Ontario
Posts: 4,393
My Ride: 323Ci 5 Speed Black
no worries. just like another pebble
MercForHire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
biggamejames
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 16
My Ride: '01 325ci
thanks! haha
biggamejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
KaliVertBoy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 246
My Ride: M3 Vert 6MT
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
KaliVertBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
biggamejames
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 16
My Ride: '01 325ci
Ok cool, thanks for the responses, glad Im the only one in this boat
biggamejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
MercForHire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: London,Ontario
Posts: 4,393
My Ride: 323Ci 5 Speed Black
Clean them out when you get under the car and take off the dust shield all at once
MercForHire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
kaldE46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SFL
Posts: 506
My Ride: 2001 325i
Haha +1 on doing the same thing on the same install
__________________
kaldE46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #8
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,657
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
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.
__________________


dmax on the radio--answering all your car questions as best I can!
watsonnwatson.com every Wednesday at 9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 Click "Watch and Chat"
Please 'friend' me!
https://www.facebook.com/DMaxstandup
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #9
jayb328i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 795
My Ride: E46 2000 328i
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.
jayb328i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #10
danwilz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Staten Island, New York
Posts: 526
My Ride: E46 M3 Vert 2012 X5
Turn your car upside down and shake it it will fall right out.
Really its all O.k no worries.
__________________
danwilz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
biggamejames
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 16
My Ride: '01 325ci
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
biggamejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
sammk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 378
My Ride: Bone-stock E92
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..
__________________


E92 convert. BMW Fanatic.

Last edited by sammk; 09-02-2012 at 06:10 PM.
sammk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #13
Russian172
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 1,167
My Ride: Flying brick,e39 b28
Unless you wake up with it up your anus because the car wanted revenge than you're good
__________________
Russian172 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use