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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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dropped allen key while changing air filter

i was trying to put in a K&N drop-in air filter on my 2008 G6 GT and i dropped the allen key while unscrewing the screws that hold the cover of the air filter chamber on...

the circled part of the picture is where it went. i tried retrieving it, but managed to loose sight of it as a result

this is on the passenger side of the car, below the serpentine belt

will anything will happen as a result of driving the car? i could care less about getting the key back, but i don't want to do any damage to the car


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 05:10 AM
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Boy, thats a tuff call. Anyone here can say nothing will happen but the bottom line is something could happen. Lets say its lodged in a little nook and you hit a bump and it comes free and gets caught in the belt then takes a high speed ejection threw the hood are worse threw your head (have I freaked you out yet?)
I would try really hard to retrieve the tool.




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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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is the allen key magnetic (should be) get a magnetic retrieving tool the one that extends and that should do the trick.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i believe it is. that was my next plan of action. i tried getting at it various ways yesterday, but was unsuccessful
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DO u see it? You checked the ground right?
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No, it is currently not in sight, but I did see it when it first dropped and upon trying to get it out, I bumped it out of sight.

And I did check the ground
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DO u see it? You checked the ground right?
Sorry...hadda ask.
I lost the bumper bolts on my other car. I looked for hours then my wife asked "did you look on the ground?" I said, they're not on the fuc..... there they are




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Thanks for all of your suggestions!

I bought a magnetic retreiving tool and got it right out
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 07:24 AM
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handy aren't they? usually small things like that fall down and land on the bottom motor mount.
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