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      05-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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My M3 ate a bird

The sad news is that I killed a bird going about 120. The good news is that it missed my bumper and got sucked right into the left side air intake inlet. I had to open the air intake box to get to it.

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      05-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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That is f@cking hilarious...save for the death part. Nice aim none the less!
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      05-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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That bird got wtfpwned
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      05-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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complete with dead body pictures! Nice!
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      05-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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I'd clean or replace that filter... bird guts are probably not good for airflow.
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      05-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Title does not lie
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Well my M3 slaughtering bird carnage pic desires are satisfied for the day.
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      05-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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As the saying go's, now you have to eat it. A little breadcrumbs and seasoning and deep fry the f$&ker.
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      05-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #9
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damn. kinda gross.
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Good aim. Nice kill.
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      05-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
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sucked it right on in there
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      05-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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A ///M3 at top speed get's 17,000 liter of air in it...and that every minute !
So... sometimes also a bird
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poor birdie.
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      05-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #15
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Sad to see the poor bird but I've hit many a gopher on the track and all I ever see is it bouncing off to the side in my rearview mirror.
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      05-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #16
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I wonder if your M3 sucked that tweedy right out of the sky
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      05-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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Same happened to me about a year ago; while bird didn't go up the intake, a whole bunch of feathers did and then they got expelled from the hood vent (thereby confirming that at partial throttle and at speed, air comes out of the hood vent, in case there were any doubters).
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      05-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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That bird got what he deserved.
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Same happened to me about a year ago; while bird didn't go up the intake, a whole bunch of feathers did and then they got expelled from the hood vent (thereby confirming that at partial throttle and at speed, air comes out of the hood vent, in case there were any doubters).
Air definitely comes out of the hood vent because I saw feathers there too. Also, as you can see in this pic, there is a blood stain right under the hood vent where the bird settled. It looks as if the bird was going to be sucked right out of the vent if it was open:

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Clean your engine bay!!

If it was clean the bird wouldn't have been looking for it's young inside your intake
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Clean your engine bay!!

If it was clean the bird wouldn't have been looking for it's young inside your intake
You begin to lose interest in keeping your car clean when you drive through sandstorms, mud, construction zones, oil, and burning tires everyday of the week (I live in Bahrain now btw)

I wish I was back in Cali!
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M3 goes om nom nom
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