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Old 07-30-2020, 07:13 PM
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Anyone looking for this?

Pulled this A4 apart today. Look familiar to anyone? If you fess up I will send it back to you free of charge........This is not a joke, this was in the oil pan exactly as in the photo. Wow, just wow. I bought this from a guy last year with the intention of a rebuild this winter, now that I have time I decided to put my efforts into this and try to get her all brushed off, I was not expecting to get a free tool in the deal!
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:32 PM
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It is not mine. I use wrenches of the correct size.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:42 PM
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It could have slipped out of anyones purse...
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At first I thought it was mine- but I only have "Craftsman"?
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:11 PM
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thats awesome!! rust free!
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After overhauling a engine if there are any leftover parts just toss them into the oil pan. After all they do belong to the customer. A wrench is taking this to a new level.
It's a metric spanner. The mystery deepens.

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Old 07-31-2020, 02:07 AM
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How did IT get there?

Perhaps it's time to formulate some theories as to how this (that) got (here) there.
Friday 4:59pm mechanic?
Disgruntled repair tech?
Bad joke?
Bad luck/? Butter fingers? Well it should be ok down there as long as the seas don't pipe up?
I know exactly where I can find a 6" adjustable

I'm still scratching my head.
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this thread is great! old jokes such as the metric one are always the best
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Love it!
I'll post this photo without comment..
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Al, so...supposedly the A4 has 30 horsepower, but your photo suggests it may be more like 30,000 squirrels (or gerbils)?
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That's a metric crescent wrench, absolutely useless on our A4s.
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Al. every time I check my oil I have to clear off many sunflower seed shells off my engine with an air hose. The Chipmunks hide from the birds and squirrels after raiding the bird feeder and hiding up & under the hood. Fun to watch as long as no wire chewing happens.

Had a friend whose Hatteras 40 something was totaled after a rat infestation. They raided the food and chewed wiring every where including battery, instruments, gauges even chewed through some bulkheads. Due to a health issue they were away from the boat for about 6 weeks.

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Al. every time I check my oil I have to clear off many sunflower seed shells off my engine with an air hose. The Chipmunks hide from the birds and squirrels after raiding the bird feeder and hiding up & under the hood. Fun to watch as long as no wire chewing happens.

Had a friend whose Hatteras 40 something was totaled after a rat infestation. They raided the food and chewed wiring every where including battery, instruments, gauges even chewed through some bulkheads. Due to a health issue they were away from the boat for about 6 weeks.

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A few years ago I got rats. My boat is on a canal behind a house. The owner loves to feed the birds and ducks. The rats ate everything. They chewed thru the depth sounder transducer wires, ate a hole in the bottom of a full antifreeze container, chewed thru the anchor line in 3 places, ate many plastic things, chewed on pencils, and chewed on wood. They chewed on the oar locks of the inflatable but not the hypalon, so it still holds air. I snapped trapped 6 of them and poisoned 3 more. There was one that died and stunk up the boat. I removed 3 truck loads of stuff from the boat and hosed down the inside. The odor went away in a few weeks and a year later I found the skeleton. Now I keep baited snap traps and baits waiting for the rats. No takers yet. I also have sticky traps but I get too many lizards and bugs and they fill up quick.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:06 PM
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Yeah but

What about the wrench?
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Looked at a wooden power boat some time ago - a 36' Wheeler. Beautiful boat, needed work. Slid out a drawer in the fwd cabin - fully varnished, lovely. Removed the drawer from its track, exposing the hull. Mushrooms growing in the hull planking. We took a pass on the boat.
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Not a boat story, but decades ago my wife's cousin got new tires put on his car. Driving home downhill on a winding road the sidwall of his front outside tire exploded .... he ended up with it wrapped around a telephone pole - totalled the car and put his girlfriend in intensive care. Why? The shop left a wrench INSIDE the tire ... mounted, balanced and installed! It jammed and punched out the sidewall on that 1st curve. Mind you it was a TransAM ... I'm sure being driven sedately at the time!
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Anyone looking . . . what I once found

In 1965, my Mother bought a new Corvair - it came with a rattle the dealer could not resolve - after a thorough search of the engine compartment, I found a clip-on visor mirror, 3 wrenches , and a screwdriver tucked down in the inner fender behind the battery holddown.



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