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    Default Had a Good And Bad Day Yestersday

    Well as title says, a good and bad day. started off yesterday by picking up a tc switch and fitting it and it WORKS!!!! i then set about changing both the pollen and air filters. did the pollen 1 easy, picked kids up then went to do the air filter, managed to find a tork screw adaptor for my socket set, so off i went takein the air box off, cracked all the screws off and just undid 1` screw when plop off droped the torx screx adaptor down into the engione near the belts!!!!! anyway cudnt find it atall,after an hour looking with a torch i decided to fit the air filter after borrowing a torx screwdriver the went for broke and started the engine!!!! started fine and runs perfect, just hopiong it hasnt or dosnt do any damage!!!!!!
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    Ouch mate. You might find its settled esomewhere nicely on the undertray,

    I did a similar thing when I was changing the EGR valve on ym dads car, dropped a little nut somewhere....NOWHERE to be seen, but it still working so its either crunched to pieces somewhere or crunching something to pieces. Either that or its fallen out....either way, IT WASNT ME !


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    Pick up one of those powerful telescopic magnet tools (usually about a quid) they extend to about 2ft and are handy for locating dropped screws etc. Looks like a telescopic arial with a magnet on the end. Just slowly pass round the area where you dropped it and the bolt will attach itself if anywhere near it. Saved my bacon a few times.
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    Ive had to remove the tray under the car a couple of times doing similar stuff. Thats usually where theu end up.

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    ive bin looking tonight aswell and i just cant see it anywhere, just hoping its fell out or has landed somewhere that dosent do any damage

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    i did same thing with my old car. Then found out you don't need to remove the screws at all, just a few turns and they stay attached to the lid.

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    Nearly done the same, swapped over my headlight bulbs in the Vectra and left the old ones on the engine cover. Finally got the light covers back on and forgot about the bulbs. Dropped the bonnet 3inches from the catch to lock it, as you do.

    CRUNCH.

    2 demolished bulbs.

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    At least it was just the old ones you crushed

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    I dropped the screwdriver aswell, but once id removed the airbox completely, it was just sitting there under where the airbox lives, so might be worth taking a look.

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    My torx socket did exactly the same on Friday when I was trying to inspect the air filter.... it's either still on the undertray or somewhere on the road between Perth and Aberdeen!!!

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