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      08-11-2018, 10:13 PM   #1
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Need help trying to find dropped nut

So I'm working on my 2011 335is and I dropped the last nut of the intake manifold, the one all the way near the firewall and I can't find it. I tried looking in all the holes between the manifold passages, randomly sweep my magnetic pickup tool and I just can't find it.

Did anyone else drop it and where did you find it?

Also I guess driving with a missing bolt for a few days is also out of the question since it's the intake manifold?

I'm about to just pull out the intake manifold at this point.
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It’s possibly somewhere around the starter. Although it might have fallen behind the engine, and if that happened it could be anywhere.
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Can't you just buy one @ AutoZone or hardware store ?
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Can't you just buy one @ AutoZone or hardware store ?
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Itís possibly somewhere around the starter. Although it might have fallen behind the engine, and if that happened it could be anywhere.
I went to my local hardware they don't have M7 nuts.

Ima just ride with a missing one and get one from BMW dealer I guess.
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Home Depot has them I think...I got an m6 there earlier today...
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Strong light and an articulating mechanic’s mirror have never let me down. Good luck.
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Did your other nut drop and you became a man ?
Kidding, I'm guessing you removed the plastic splash shield correct ? If not gently bang up on it to hear if it's rolling around on that, worth a shot.
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Did your other nut drop and you became a man ?
Kidding, I'm guessing you removed the plastic splash shield correct ? If not gently bang up on it to hear if it's rolling around on that, worth a shot.


Yeah I did, I think it may have fallen on the transmission belly pan.

But I actually forgot this problem, went for a hard drive everything was ok lol. Probably will pick 1 up at the stealership when I have time.
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Forget Home Depot; see if there is a local Fastenal. In Gatineau, it is listed as:

274-D Chemin Industriel
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Forget Home Depot; see if there is a local Fastenal. In Gatineau, it is listed as:

274-D Chemin Industriel
Ah yeah there is.

But thanks I'm gonna pick one up at the dealer... it's 2$.
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