Dropped Oil Cap

Dropping tools or bolts while working on a car is annoying, especially when it’s into the engine bay. When a mechanic drops something there’s always a silent pause while they wait to hear if it hits the ground. If not, it might take some time to find what was dropped.


This was the second time I’ve dropped the oil cap while finishing up an oil change on a Honda Odyssey. Both times it’s ended up here, between the engine, exhaust, and engine mount. I had to set the lift and raise it again and the first time it took me several minutes to get it out. The second time I had a small grabber tool I was able to use to get it out much quicker.

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3 Responses to Dropped Oil Cap

  1. Ali says:

    You’re the man! I dropped mine as well and thought it was there but couldn’t get enough light to properly see. Googled dropped Odyssey and your post popped up. Sure enough I wasn’t seeing things. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Ken says:

    Was exactly where you said it would be. And to add insult to injury, when I poked it out it fell and hit me right in between my eyes.


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