Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday August 30, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo)

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2002, 07:21 PM   #1
tsbarro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 18358
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Norwalk,CT
Vehicle:
02 WRX Wagon
Midnight black pearl

Default How bad is it to drop a bolt in the engine?!

Well, I was attaching the last wire of my grounding mod - the one that goes to the passenger side engine manifod... and sure enough I dropped the dam bolt in the engine!! Its LOST! nowhere to be found, and I looked for a long time.. It made 2 clinks against metal and then stopped somwhere. I'm not about to start unbolting all sorts of stuff to find it.. I used another bolt to secure the wire, but how bad is it now to have this bolt floating around??? From where I dropped it, I don't think its really in harms way of the belts/fans, but I'm not sure!

And please, no replies that just say 'your screwed'

Ts

(I started the car and drove it w/ no problems.. I also made some hard stops from forward and reverse trying to make it drop, but no luck)
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
tsbarro is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 06-17-2002, 07:30 PM   #2
HondaH8er
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3097
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: www.rs25.com Beaverton, OR
Vehicle:
2013 Ford Focus ST
Performance Blue

Thumbs up

You just dropped it in the engine compartment, and not inside the engine, right? If it's just in the engine compartment, it shouldn't be a problem; heck, it probably fell out on your drive home. I've done the same thing on several of my cars, and it's never been a problem, unless I didn't have a replacement for the bolt I dropped. Now, if you somehow dropped it inside of the block or heads, that's bad, but sounds like you didn't have the engine taken apart or anything, so don't sweat it.
HondaH8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2002, 08:24 PM   #3
YaZahX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11932
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NY
Vehicle:
1998 CW ITR
2006 NBP SI

Default

i would say it fell out, but next time have a magnet with you or somthing that can get bolts when they fall(get a magnetic tool tray thing to, those kick ass)
YaZahX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 08:41 AM   #4
Code-7
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 5077
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: "Ludicrous speed....GO!!!"
Vehicle:
'97 e39 540i6
Black

Default

Take off your intercooler and look. Will take ten minutes and you just may find it.
Code-7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 09:30 AM   #5
Sam2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15265
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Austin Texas
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
WR Blue

Default

I swear the wrx has more bolt/screw/nut/socket-catching nooks and crannies than anything else I've ever worked on! I don't think I have evr just dropped something and have it clink and clank its way all the way to the ground. Sorta eerie the way it sucks up small parts.
Sam2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 09:44 AM   #6
mynew02
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 13726
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Maryland
Vehicle:
2002 WRX - 264 AWHP
ION-Turbo&LINK 12.83@106

Default

so true...
mynew02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 11:10 AM   #7
BOP
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8681
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: this is pointless
Post

this is pointless

Last edited by BOP; 12-04-2002 at 02:22 PM.
BOP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 12:30 PM   #8
YaZahX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11932
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NY
Vehicle:
1998 CW ITR
2006 NBP SI

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by BOP
On the 3G Eclipse board, there once was a guy who somehow managed to drop a nut into a cylinder while changing sparkplugs. He was intelligent enough to say "ah, screw it", put everything back together and start the engine. You can guess what happened next.
the car ran fine and he lived happily ever after

i droped a bolt into a sunfire intake at school, i get my trusty magnet and i get that and i pulled out a part of the PCV system
YaZahX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 01:02 PM   #9
codean
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10186
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: some kind of bmw tech...
Default

I lost the small nut that holds the clamp to join the two parts of the turbo together. Two weeks later I pulled off the IC to install a knock link and found the nut sitting on a ledge under the cruise control unit. Poor little guy didn't want to let go of my car.
codean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 01:06 PM   #10
EdsWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 13881
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh/West Lafayette
Vehicle:
08 spec b
07 335xi

Default Whats the worse that could happen?

Check out the last two pictures on AdamsRS's Site
Ouch


http://homepage.mac.com/adamsrs/PhotoAlbum15.html

Last edited by EdsWRX; 06-18-2002 at 01:15 PM.
EdsWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 01:18 PM   #11
seven881
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8828
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: K-Town
Vehicle:
01 BRP 2.2T Hybrid
10 VW Grocery Getter

Talking

I had a spark plug fall and get wedged under a shock absorber near the crossmember. It made my entire car virbrate at idle. It took me an hour to knock the little bastard out of there. That's probably the worst that could happen unless of course you like a free massage.
seven881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 02:02 PM   #12
touch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12678
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: CT
Default

i thought if you drop a screw in the cylinder it would just shoot out the tailpipe!

touch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 02:26 PM   #13
kenshiro
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15917
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
2002 teh FastAR rex
Black like my soul

Default

When I first saw the title of this thread I was a little worried. I thought you actually dropped a bolt into the ENGINE itself. That would be very bad. Engine compartment is no big deal, I've lost all kinds of crap under the hood of my rex. Some pliers, a socket, a bolt... No big deal, you'll find it eventually.
kenshiro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 03:03 PM   #14
Coati
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 9106
Join Date: Aug 2001
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Wanted a Levorg
Vehicle:
2015 FXT - DGM
2008 STI - Aspen White

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by kenshiro
When I first saw the title of this thread I was a little worried. I thought you actually dropped a bolt into the ENGINE itself. That would be very bad.
Yeah, this is what it looks like when that (in this case, a bunch of BBs) happens:



For the full story, click Here
Coati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 08:04 PM   #15
HellWagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 16172
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Default

I count how many times I have heard freinds talking about working on their old muscle cars. Putting the air filter nut on the carb for some reason. Then deciding to test fire the car without the air filter on. The secondaries would open and then "kthunk". So weird I have heard this story from multiple people.
HellWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2002, 12:23 PM   #16
spanner
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18791
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon
Silver!

Default

My wagon came from the factory that way...
I had to remove the grille when I installed my Supertones and found an extra clip just sitting there. The little bugger was in there for over 700 miles...
spanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2002, 10:42 PM   #17
portablevcb
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7979
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
White

Default

I had a Jeep Cherokee I "lost" a screw in. (no, not inside the intake). Everythong was fine so I forgot about it. Ona trip I heard a very loud screeching noise. The little bugger had worked its way down between the crank pully and the block.

Freaky, but still did no damage (except to the bolt). My nerves were sure shot after that.
portablevcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fender Liners totally trashed... =( how bad is it to run like this in MD? Psybin Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 30 11-19-2009 11:19 PM
How bad is it to use 80w-90 in cold climates?? WRXSleeper Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 10 01-27-2006 12:10 PM
how bad is it to have ear buds in all day at work? maaw Off-Topic 4 11-08-2005 08:08 PM
How bad is it to move with the parking brake?? mike270 Normally Aspirated Powertrain 2 09-15-2002 12:19 AM
How bad is it to leave out the exhaust manifold heat shields? Blue02WRX Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 4 01-10-2002 11:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.