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HELP Dropped bolt in motor!

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I was in the process of putting my engine back together after a fixing up a blown head gasket, as i was putting the camshaft on the head i dropped a bolt inside the oil galley. I was wondering how i should go about this problem? Ive already spent at least an hour sitting there with a magnet trying to fish it out, Ive tried vaccuming it out, and removing the oil pan just sounds like alot of work. Im curious to know how urgent it is that i get it out? Its pretty frustrating, suggestins??:32:

btw its a stock 5m-ge, thanks.
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I don't know the exact name of this tool, but I always called it a pickle grabber (no not your hand). It has a slide and a spring like a pen, and four little metal arms that grab stuff. I have an old one with a flexible neck, but I haven't seen one like it in a long time. If you're as clumsy with dropping stuff as I am I would recommend it.

This one is like it, but with a stiff neck.

Hope this helps.
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