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      12-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Dropped one of the Torx bolt while installing grills

Sorry for the stupid question that I'm about to ask.
Today I installed the new gloss black grill myself and when I was trying to tighten the bolt, one of them accidentally dropped into the engine compartment. I was trying to find it around the grills and nothing. Now I'm a little concerned that the bolt might affect the engine. Sorry if I'm being a little paranoid.
While I'm getting one of the Torx bolt ISA M6X18 SW, do you guys think it will affect the engine?

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      12-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Its probably laying on top of the plastic skid plate. Just drop the plastic guard and feel around (while engine is cold)
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Or magnetic reacher tool- I have one of these on a screwdriver like this that extends 2-3 ft.

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Or magnetic reacher tool- I have one of these on a screwdriver like this that extends 2-3 ft.
I like this tool
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I like this tool
It's certainly saved my nuts a couple times. Zing!
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Its probably laying on top of the plastic skid plate. Just drop the plastic guard and feel around (while engine is cold)
+1 had to do that a couple times too
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Doubt if it will affect the engine.
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Doubt if it will affect the engine.
I drove it for about 10 miles and no problems
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Guess what, I dropped my torx bit when installing the BMC air filter. It's sitting inside the wheel guard trim and the lower air intake. Real bummer and extremely annoyed with myself. Must make time to take it out ... hmmm.
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Should not cause any problems. Like others have stated, get an extendable magnetic tool and "fish" around for the Torx screw...
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I drove it for about 10 miles and no problems
If you've driven that far, it's probably sitting on the side of the road somewhere. Even if it's not, the only problem might be hearing it rattling around a little.
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