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Is my clumsiness a threat to my car?

Feel like an idiot. Was reassembling my V6 plenum and intake pipes today and dropped a 5mm allen head and a washer in between the V part of the engine and they completely seemed to disappear so I guess they are pretty much stuck there for now.

Any chance of this turning into a real mess? Ideas for getting them out?
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Probably wouldn't be a massive issue but if it was me I'd get it out just in case. A long magnetic screwdriver should fish it out.
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Have a go with a magnet first of all, failing that I'd blast some compressed air there, you'll be amazed how many leaves and other muck you get out of a 'clean' engine as well. I have access to an air compressor but I'd imagine the aerosol cans of CO2 would do the trick the same. Obviously with this method you might end up with them just getting lost in a different place =D so start off gentle and increase the pressure until it shifts them.
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