Oops, drop a screw driver bit into opened hood
Hi, just did something stupid. I was trying to install a hood deflector
onto my Corolla 2005. The screw driver bit fell out and drop into the
engine. (Not into the engine block - it has cover)I, of course (I am a
newbie) freak out. I move the car and check the floor, found nothing. next
day I drive to garage (no strange sound) and have them check, nothing. I am
just wondering, since I am not very familar with the machinic of a car, is
there any moving parts of the powertrain that might get stuck with the bit?
(about 5 cm long) the machinic of the garage told me that all moving part
is covered. But I just want a second opinion.
Any help is appeciated.
I wouldn't worry about it.
i've dropped bigger things into the hood of a toyota, nothing went wrong.. everything from oil caps, to cigarettes, to screws, oil plugs.. nothing has happened... i wouldn't worry about it, i'm sure it has fell out by now.. with acceleration and braking and bumps and stuff..
I've lost 8 bits, 2 bolts and numerous washers in my engine bay and nothings happened yet. heres some words of wisdom.never set an open toolbox on your engine.
it most likely got lost in a grove on outside of car, i did a head gasket on a 3.8 and thought i droped something in the block becouse once i started it it ratteled and klanged, ( i forgot to tighten down all the rocker arms, and all i had to do was put some more push rods in it,to fix my mess up) but if you dont hear no noise then dont worry.