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So I dropped the bolt after removing the MAP sensor. It fell onto the plastic undertray below the engine.
I used a magnet to latch onto the bolt and drag it over to the oil filter cover, where I was able to retrieve it.
Just passing along a tip.
 

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Owning a magnetic telescopic wand and a similar small 3 prong grabber is a must if you work on your own stuff. Those little whoopsies are why. Small loops of asking or duct tape will often do in a pinch as well


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Isn't it amazing when you think you may drop it and need to be extra cautious you actually do.
Absolutely! I am really careful when you are turning the screw by hand on the last couple of threads. I keep telling myself, please don’t drop it!
 

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If I had a penny for every time I dropped my 10mm socket down into the pit of doom under the engine...
And to add insult to injury, my sockets aren't magnetic!
 

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Absolutely! I am really careful when you are turning the screw by hand on the last couple of threads. I keep telling myself, please don’t drop it!
try loosening the tiny torx screws found on the air filter housing on a mercedes GLK 250 diesel you need a steady strate hand no shaking alowed here. i had one cup of coffee and it was tuff 2nd cup after job was done, i tape the torx to the tool im using. for fear of droping it. lol it works!
 

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It looks like they are primarily titanium used on MRI equipment and very pricey! :eek:
 

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It looks like they are primarily titanium used on MRI equipment and very pricey! :eek:
That sounds like a justified expense; I'm picturing an accident involving a socket set and an MRI and it isn't a pretty sight!

Most of my sockets are mid range, not crazy expensive but not cheap junk. Definitely not titanium unfortunately 😋
I can't justify the expense because I keep dropping them into engine bays, never to be seen again!
 

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That sounds like a justified expense; I'm picturing an accident involving a socket set and an MRI and it isn't a pretty sight!
Since the equipment is never on when worked-on...it must be precautionary, in case a tool is forgotten.
 
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