So the plastic pieces that hold the knob to the metal rod on my oil dipstick broke off and fell down into the engine. My question is - what will be the consequences of this, what should I be worried about and/or looking for in terms of problems caused by this - and is there anything to do about it other than just wait and hope?
Would the plastic get crushed and pulverized and be no problem? Or would it cause major damage to things inside the engine as it gets tossed around in the oil? Anyone have any ideas?