Re: BIG TROUBLE
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I'm sure the correct advice is to remove the sump and remove the object but as this will almost certainly mean removing the engine too, I'd be inclined to let the object RIP in the sump pan!
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A friend once dropped the sump on a new(used) motorbike to clean the sludge trap - after he found two washers and a nut nestling in a corner, he wished he hadn't!
That said, I ran a half a TDC-seeking pencil through the plug-hole of an engine once and it's still running...
"when the ship arrives in a wine country, there the master shall procure them wine to drink." Article XVII, Rules Of Oleron