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      02-25-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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I got rocks and dirt into the engine air intake. Help me lord

Ok so removed the stock air filter to replace it, and after i removed the filter i noticed there was a lot of sand and dirt and small rocks, so I got my vacuum and tried sucking it up, but the suction caused a lot of the small rocks and dirt to fall into the main engine air intake. from what I know this goes straight to the turbo propellers.

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      02-25-2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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Probaby screwed as even the tiniest pebble will destroy your turbo
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      02-25-2013, 05:32 AM   #3
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tow your car to the dealer, and have them remove the intake plumbing to clean out EVERYTHING! That will be a lot cheaper than a new Turbo.
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      02-25-2013, 06:04 AM   #4
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Salad fingers Probably a good idea to take it apart and clean the piss out of it... Or have dealer do it like suggested ^^^
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Remove all the air plumbing, this is going to suck but your only choice.
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Wow.
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Wow.
+1 i've had nightmares about this happening.
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How exactly did rocks get there? or do you mean whenyou were removing the filter to replace it crap fell through?
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Damn that sucks! Always cover the inlet holes should have stuffed them with a microfiber towel or taped it up.. good luck.
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Well ..... Hopefully it doesn't happen the next time round ....
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I'm not even sure how it's even possible for that to happen...whatever you do, don't turn the car on
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ok so here's an update:

I had to get to work today so I started my car, and surprisingly nothing blew up. either the dirt is stuck somewhere in the air system, maybe in the intercooler, maybe even made it into the engine, but either way all seems normal. if my car blows up in a week i take full responsibility

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Not smart. The debris probably damaged your turbo compressors. At this point i would hope the intercooler caught the debris because if it made it inside the compression chambers, well, bad things can happen
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Not sure if troll or serious...
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damn that sucks. +1 on always wrap/tape/stuff hoses/pipes etc. Just remember to take them out before you install as well. lol I had to re-do my CAI because I thought I left a towel in the hose (i didnt but better safe than sorry). I wish you the best of luck.
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its normal....debris is in the lower part of the air box....filtred air is suck on top...take out the pipes and vacuum it up
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If something does go wrong. Can the dealership easily link it to owner causing damage and void his warranty?
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