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      10-26-2014, 07:14 AM   #1
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Leaves under hood vents

The other day when I was driving I noticed what appeared to be a small stick protruding out of the drivers side hood vent (air intake side). When I got home, I opened the hood to discover it was a leaf! This has now happened twice. Anyone else experiencing this during the fall months? It seemed odd to me that it could completely bypass the air filer.
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      10-26-2014, 08:17 AM   #2
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The other day when I was driving I noticed what appeared to be a small stick protruding out of the drivers side hood vent (air intake side). When I got home, I opened the hood to discover it was a leaf! This has now happened twice. Anyone else experiencing this during the fall months? It seemed odd to me that it could completely bypass the air filer.
Go look at your system. It's normal.

Your airbox is probably full of leaves, go clean it out
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Yep, worth open the airbox even if filter change isn't needed just to keep the box reasonable clean. Mine had quite a bit of sand and stuff in when I bought the car at 11.5k miles. 10min job. Be careful when tightning the sqreews to not break the plastic.

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Normal , thinking that the S65 at WOT => breathes in 17,000 liters of air every single minute !
And in fall ( same here ) she's sucking some leaves !
And as stated above you need to remove the leaves ,dust,sands,insects,ect... !
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Yep it happens

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Yep it happens

Pic is perfect example !
Never saw so much of leaves under hood vents and air filter..
Think you are driving a lot in the woods picking up some sexy chicks...
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Pic is perfect example !
Never saw so much of leaves under hood vents and air filter..
Highway drive through the Carolinas last fall, blasting through leaves basically the whole way. Airbox was stuffed.
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Highway drive through the Carolinas last fall, blasting through leaves basically the whole way. Airbox was stuffed.
Edit above, so please read again !
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Edit above, so please read again !
Ha. Always on the look out for some of those, but my wife isn't.
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Ha. Always on the look out for some of those, but my wife isn't.
I believe you, and the same thing here !
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