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A friend from Europe posted this on another forum, because he ran into some problems installing his air filter. The car is a 2.0D, but I feel like it should be similar even with the NA engines that we have in the states. Here is his problem:

I had my ECU tuned up a bit today, but during testing the mechanic there noticed that my air filter was due for replacement, he cleaned it out a bit but it still looks quite dirty.

When I got home I opened up my air filter box to measure the air filter so I would know which one to choose. I'll probably go with this one from K&N, but when putting everything back together I did get into a few snags.
First, when putting the cover back on I noticed that only 3 of the 4 bolts that hold the cover down lined up and I can't get it to fit correctly anymore.
So when I finally gave up -it was already pretty dark outside, I figured I'd look at it again tomorrow- I started tightening the 3 bolts that did line up. In doing so the socket that goes over the bolts came loose and fell down into the engine bay and is now resting somewhere on the bottom engine cover.

So that leaves me with 3 questions.
1) Can I find a guide -or even just a photo- somewhere that can show me how the air filter cover is supposed to sit on top of the box? Google is not very helpful and Haynes doesn't offer any repair manuals for a Volvo C30, neither online or in print.
2) Any tips on how to get the lost socket out of the engine bay without use of a lift?
3) The K&N filter talks about how it's reusable but has to be washed an re-oiled, how does that work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

FYI the car in question is a 2007 Volvo C30 2.0D.
I already answered the third question, but I have nothing on the first two since I haven't worked on C30's. Anyone?
 

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2: Bang against the bottom engine cover and force it out by bouncing it around.
 
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