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Dropped an allen key in engine bay

jackj May 2, 2011

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    Just as I posted this I got a reply .... anyway, thoughts and input appreciated from the A3/S3 guys ...
     
  3. Farhan

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    You should be fine and eventually im guessing it should fall out. Just ensure it hasn't fallen into the radiator fan area or near the pulleys or anything.

    I always found dropping something in the engine bay always ended up somewhere else rather than where i assumed it would fall.

    If you do get a bit of time undo the under tray just to be sure and try find it.
     
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    Will do, thanks for the input mate.

    Started the car and there's no unusual noises or anything like that. Will have to get the under tray off soon I think just to be certain.
     
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    What is the easiest way to get the under tray off? Jack the car up at one side?
     
  6. Shane.

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    Bang the under tray with your hand to see of theres a rattling or not first
     
  7. Farhan

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    yer good point shane, it will rattle around so you know if its sitting there. BTW where abouts did it drop from the top. Something similar happened to me with a bolt near the headlight area. It dropped through and ended up sitting in the wheel arch until i had the bumper off and found it. So its more than likely just hooked to something.
     
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    I was tightening up the left side bolts on the plastic air fliter box
     

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