With a hole size of only 1/2" max to work through, and the fact that nothing could be seen in the 4" depressed cylinder, things did not look good.
Various wire designs revealed the Q-tip near the hole opening on two occasions, but I could not retrieve it successfully. I rigged up a fish hook on a wire, then two. Neither were successful. I could not even feel making contact with the Q-tip.
I figured to try the next day after a trip to the local fishing tackle store to buy the smallest treble hook I could find. Three different designs for that and one finally worked, a size 16 treble hook attached to 30# fishing line, inserted through a drinking straw. Twirling the line over and over again, with occasional pull-outs, finally yielded the bugger.
Thank you for the recommendation.
Honda Accord 1990 2.2l 235,000 miles
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 AT 1:14 PM