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Old 04-21-2016, 06:27 AM   #1
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Oops...need opinions, STAT!

So, I was changing out my alternator and belt but to get to it I had to take off the air intake and throttle body. When I took off the throttle body I stuffed the two open ports with those blue shop towels that you can get at any auto shop. Well, upon putting everything back on, I forgot to take out the shop towels and proceeded to take the car out on a test drive, and gunned it. The car started to sputter gasping for air and then it dawned on me, I Forgot to take out the towels!!! I get the car home, take off the manifold and I find one of the towels stuck between the manifold and the engine port, intact. But, the other, nothing! The only thing that is left is what you would find in your drier lint trap, but not a ton of it. I cleaned out the manifold and the car runs as normal.

So, Should I be worried? Did the engine burn it up and spit it out of the exhaust??
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I would THINK it's in there somewhere....have you tried reaching in with one of those claw type grabbers (for dropped screws)

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Yup, used the long grabbers, all I felt was metal in every opening and was grabbing/picking up nothing. I can only guess that it burned up.

And, yeah, hate when you are careful and it bites you in the arse! LOL
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Sounds like something that would happen to me...
Throw some gas on one of those towels and light it. I imagine its going to burn up fast.

If you took the manifold off and its not there then it probably got sucked into a cylinder and I don't think it will last long in there if you gunned it.
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I'm pretty sure the old blue Scott work towel turned into charcloth. It is gone.

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Thanks guys, always appreciate your insights. Drove the car 28 miles to work, runs like a champ! Problem solved.
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