1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Dropped an allen key in engine bay

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jackj, May 2, 2011.

  1. jackj

    jackj Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    8
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. jackj

    jackj Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    8
    Just as I posted this I got a reply .... anyway, thoughts and input appreciated from the A3/S3 guys ...
     
  4. Farhan

    Farhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    55
    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.
     
  5. jackj

    jackj Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    8

    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.
     
  6. jackj

    jackj Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    8
    What is the easiest way to get the under tray off? Jack the car up at one side?
     
  7. Shane.

    Shane. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    2
    Bang the under tray with your hand to see of theres a rattling or not first
     
  8. Farhan

    Farhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    55
    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.
     
  9. jackj

    jackj Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    8
    I was tightening up the left side bolts on the plastic air fliter box
     

Share This Page