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      05-19-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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help - dropped a nail into the ecu housing area

When beginning the n55 stage 1 install I went to release the first sensor, after removing the left cover I dropped my sweet idea for a tool (a small nail) to depress and turn the sensor down into the area that holds the ECU. This area doesn't appear to be floating so I don't suspect that it will drop free even with driving. It looks like it funnels down to somewhere unreachable. Obviously this was a stupid ass decision. Will it drop free or can I reach it some how?

in between the white ecu case and the plastic housing it's seated in

(posted this in the turbo sub forum also to hopefully get quicker responses)

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      05-20-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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