Re: New chrome inlet pipes....rubbish running.
Well the job's well an truly FUBAR'd.
Took the new pipes off, to check and replace the gasket seals. Dropped one bolt into the recesses of the engine bay, not too bad as I've got some spare.
Put the first resealed tube back on and put the bolt back in, when withdrawing my extended socket, the 5mm hex key fell of the end and it too has disappeared into the engine.
WHAT A T**T!!
I can see both the hex key and missing bolt, but there's no way on God's green earth that these are getting back out the way they went in with an additional tool attached.
Is it the look of the Alfa? Every SIMPLE (and I mean simple) job I start becomes a nightmare, things that used to take 10-20mins on the SAAB end up being a day off job, and hope it stays light until I finish.
Best example, headlights;
Saab open bonnet, remove 4 bolts holding headlight unit (you can see each of them and nothing else needs to be removed to get at them), disconnect electics and remove.
Wouldn't even begin to start on the156 on a weekday!!
Last edited by milowokie; 20-08-08 at 17:30.