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Old 03-02-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default That screwdriver was in my oil pan how long??

As far as I can tell, oh a little more than 20k miles....

Story follows:

ydant (Matthew) was over at my place tonight helping me remove my oil pan. We had finally figured out the secret way to hold the thin paint scraper and pound it between the oil pan and block to break the seal.
Matt was out from under the car messing with the jack when I got very adamant about him taking a look inside the oil pan. I'm sure he just thought I wanted him to see how yet again it was hanging up on the sump, but no. I wanted him to see this:


Yes, there was a BIG ASS SCREWDRIVER in my FREAKING OIL PAN. Now for those of you that don't know, I bought my car (2000 2.5 RS) in January of 2002 from Jeff 2.5RS. He had done a majority of the modifications to the car, including the installation of a Minnam Turbo Kit (which includes a tapped oil pan for the return).

I can only assume that he is the culprit, and he simply overlooked the screwdriver (somehow) when he was installing the oil pan .

Anyway, more pics:










Notice how the screwdriver scratched the coating off of the inside of the oil pan, and how the sucker soaked up a bunch of oil..

FWIW, my strainer didn't have (much of) anything in it, and my engine never had any ill effects from the screwdriver (that I know of).

All in all, I'd say I'm one lucky SOB.

CN: I've had a screwdriver in my oil pan for at least 20,000 miles :eeK: (I did not install the oil pan FWIW)
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:17 PM   #2
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Well That's some funny stuFf...

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Old 03-02-2005, 11:23 PM   #3
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Yikes.

With my luck my car would have exploded into flames.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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lol i get upset at my self when i leave wrenches under the hood, suddenly i dont feel so bad.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:09 AM   #5
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Hahahaha....

<deep breath>

BWAHAHAHAHA!


Unreal!
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:10 AM   #6
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well atleast you got a screwdriver out of the deal
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:15 AM   #7
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Me: Yeah, Nate, I know it's hanging up on the sump. YEAH, NAtE, I KNOW!

*I go to look*

Holy ****! Where's the camera? NASIOC HAS to see this!
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:19 AM   #8
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that's great stuff
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:25 AM   #9
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I love how the screwdriver came out.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:41 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Longfury


well atleast you got a screwdriver out of the deal


-Tom
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:41 AM   #11
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wow.. that is crazy
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:49 AM   #12
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if only it was a lump of gold.... you'd be rich!
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:46 AM   #13
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that's cool
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Old 03-03-2005, 03:32 AM   #14
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Bizarre!
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:54 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Porter
Hahahaha....

<deep breath>

BWAHAHAHAHA!


Unreal!
What he said.

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Old 03-03-2005, 06:23 AM   #16
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eekhelpthereisaGIANTSCREWDRIVERlurkinginmyoilpanHE LP!!!!!

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Old 03-03-2005, 08:04 AM   #17
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that is GREAT!!!!
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:09 AM   #18
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Did anyone catch the connection?

Phillips... head, Phillips... Petroleum. Sorry, I guess it's just too early in the morning... need coffee.

On a positive note, just think of all the money you saved in those few ounces of oil you didn't need to add every oil change.

Seriously, that really sucks and I'm glad you had no adverse affects from it.

-Mike.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:30 AM   #19
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shadow box it and hang it on the wall. will make a great conversation piece.
either that or bronze it and keep it on the coffee table or mantle.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:31 AM   #20
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Glad we didn't find a screwdriver in those tail-lights you sent us!
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:31 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paintball_babe
shadow box it and hang it on the wall. will make a great conversation piece.
either that or bronze it and keep it on the coffee table or mantle.
OMG, I was thinking the same thing!

I was asking my wife how big they made shadowboxes! LOL!
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:35 AM   #22
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Quote:
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shadow box it and hang it on the wall. will make a great conversation piece.
either that or bronze it and keep it on the coffee table or mantle.
You should have heard him explaining how he wanted to do just that...
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:09 AM   #23
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You always get screwed with used cars...
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:14 AM   #24
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:25 AM   #25
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