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Dog Food in the Air Intake Box!!!

Dog Food in the Air Intake Box!!!

Postby youngblood » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:01 pm

Just picked up a '98 LE V6 Camry for my older sister. It's as loaded as an LE can get with a moonroof, trac control, and side airbags. Decent car.
Well, I figured I better do a few safety/ maintenance checks before turning it over to sis and what do I find? The inlet (bottom) side of the air filter box was full of kibbles and bits! When I say full, I mean FULL. There was no apparent impact on performance as the arrangement was porous enough for sufficient air flow.

Why the heck would there be dog food in there? I am 99.9% sure I know the answer as I heard of a similar situation before.

Anyone hazard to guess?
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Postby ASG14 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:04 pm

Mice or other small roadents. Common.
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Postby akora12 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:05 pm

The intake box makes a great impromptu dog food bowl for away trips! Foreal, that's hilarious.
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Postby SirThomas8 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:10 pm

Haha wow. Mice? That's funny. I guess some rodents found dog food somewhere and were storing it? I can see how the intake would make a convenient tunnel for em.
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Postby DriDed » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:27 pm

dog food? now that is bizarre.
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Postby sarki » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:40 pm

Its not uncommon. I found dog food stuffed in the intake manifold gap of my Chevy along with droppings and pee. Just clean it and youll be fine.
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Postby solara90 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:43 pm

yeah, very common. or bee hives in the intake if its been sitting for a while
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Postby ASG14 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:46 pm

Ok, more bizzar. Took my dad's air filter out years ago and the bottom of the air intake was like 1lb of mouse poison pellets. the flippin critters were carrying the and not eating it. It eventually killed it though.
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Postby jetbtkng » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:11 pm

bbq bob found an orange, pecans, & other assorted >>I'm a douche<< in the manifold, where the knock sensors are, it was pretty funny............... :drinking:
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Postby youngblood » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:19 am

Yup- varmints! As long as they're busy storing away dog food they'll be too busy to chew on the wires and make nests, I guess.

Anyone have any issues with actual damage from rodents?
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Postby SirThomas8 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:43 am

jetbtkng wrote:bbq bob found an orange, pecans, & other assorted >>I'm a douche<< in the manifold, where the knock sensors are, it was pretty funny............... :drinking:


in the manifold? what, did they go up through the exhaust and there was no converter?
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