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Lost Wrench Under Turbo

I was installing a new turbo heat shield since mine was missing. I dropped a wrench behind the turbo, fell somewhere and I can't find it. I even tried my borescope I'm ready to leave it, can it do any damage or harm anything? I won't miss my wrench!
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Thatís a calculated risk youíll have to decide, but donít discount the longer term effects of vibration. Iíve seen a small 10/32 tap do major structural damage to an aircraft, but that was steel against aluminum. I personally wouldnít leave it due to habit and I donít have a snap on truck coming on a regular basis. Perhaps you could try some compressed air to try to dislodge or locate it.
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Iíve had things fall down the top and land on the transmission. From there it was like hugging the transmission to feel the top of it to find the socket.

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That’s a calculated risk you’ll have to decide, but don’t discount the longer term effects of vibration. I’ve seen a small 10/32 tap do major structural damage to an aircraft, but that was steel against aluminum. I personally wouldn’t leave it due to habit and I don’t have a snap on truck coming on a regular basis. Perhaps you could try some compressed air to try to dislodge or locate it.
At this point, the only way I think I can find it is to remove the turbo. A lot if work! Is there any plastic or aluminum under the turbo that could be damaged? I don't think there are any holes it could go down into the engine, transmission, or other component, but I don't know for sure, that's the question I'm asking.
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I would bet you will be fine.
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If you have a telescoping magnet, stick that down in there and move it around, you might grab onto it.
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