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      11-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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I think my car ate a bird...

I was driving along and noticed a small bird fly across the road and then turn back right in front of me low down. Next thing I know, there's a good sized puff of what looked like feathers that flew out of the top driver side hood vent. I don't really have time to open up the airbox, but I'm not sure I really want to at this point.
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      11-22-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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      11-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #3
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Wow... It kinda funny and sad at the same time...
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      11-23-2010, 12:34 AM   #4
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Lol that sucks but it is funny
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      11-23-2010, 02:49 AM   #5
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you wrote this post before checking on the bird?
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      11-23-2010, 03:17 AM   #6
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lmao, POOF tweet tweet...tweet.. tweet
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      11-23-2010, 03:36 AM   #7
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lmao, POOF tweet tweet...tweet.. tweet
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      11-23-2010, 04:02 AM   #8
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That sucks!
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      11-23-2010, 07:33 AM   #9
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Just make sure to feather the throttle from now on.
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      11-23-2010, 09:08 AM   #10
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just take it to the dealer, that should be covered right?
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      11-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #11
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I would probably call Capt. Sully Sullenberger for insight.
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      11-23-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
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awww the poor little birdy ...

Oh well, I would check the car though.. lol
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      11-23-2010, 10:05 AM   #13
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Mine did that once... wait... no... come to think of it, it was an S4.
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      11-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #14
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Reminds me of this old pic.....
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      11-23-2010, 01:03 PM   #15
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Reminds me of this old pic.....
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      11-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #16
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I wouldnt doubt it, when I blast through a lot of leaves at 40-50mph some shoot up through the LH hood vent, bigger ones get caught underneath and the stems stick out until I slow down and they drop down. Had to clean them out a couple times, you dont have to take the airbox apart, its a pretty direct shot from the bumper inlet to the hood vent.
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      11-23-2010, 01:34 PM   #17
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@aus: Open up the airbox and clean it out. My M3 sucked in three birds thus far (and a fox killed itself by running head-on into my passenger door). I have no idea, why they chose my car to commit suicide, but it's a mess. Especially if the outside temperatures are not near freezing. The heat in the engine bay will not help either.
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      11-23-2010, 01:35 PM   #18
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post fail! where are the pictures????
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      11-23-2010, 01:55 PM   #19
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      11-23-2010, 01:55 PM   #20
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Seriously... pics of the clean up job please. Maybe you can post a DIY.
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      11-23-2010, 02:03 PM   #21
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      11-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #22
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It may sound hillarious, but actually it's not if your going fast enough and the bird is big enough. One of mine was a crow on the Autobahn and all of the sudden you have blood and guts explode right into the drivers line of vision. And yes... the windshield wipers were obviously not made to clear that kind of mess. I honestly have no idea why none of the engineers just came up with the idea of simply mounting a grille in the air intake. It's just as dumb as having the vent on the left in the first place and thus blowing rain exactly where you least want it on a left-hand-drive car.
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