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Old Yesterday, 02:47 PM
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Fogging straw sucked into LTR Intake

I have a 2000 x5 with a LTR 330. When I was fogging it through the hole in the throttle plate the spray straw got sucked into the intake plenum. I shut it off immediately. I shone a light into the intake with the throttle wide open but it had gone up into the intake. I guess I have no choice but to take the top off the intake to get it. Any idea what the torque specs are on the Allen key bolts for the intake? Any other suggestions on what I should do?
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Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM
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As you say it was sucked in, I would guess the engine was running. It has probably already been injested and melted or sliced into tiny pieces and exited through your exhaust.

Personally, I wouldn't be too concerned.
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Old Yesterday, 03:13 PM
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I wouldn't give another thought to it. That soft plastic isn't going to hurt anything. The big question is: What are you doing fogging your engine in august?
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Old Yesterday, 04:15 PM
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Thanks. I just wanted to be sure that it wasn't just sitting in there and then get caught up in the intake somewhere and cause an issue. ( blocking air into a cylinder or getting stuck in the valve train)
I am not that familiar with the multiport injection.
You guys are pretty sure I don't need to take it apart??
Unfortunately I have to get some work done up at the lake so the boat has to come out.
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM
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We get around 5 of these every season... no one yet has had to bust down a motor to get it.. and no has yet to have a failure do to it... Have a beer and laugh about now...
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Old Yesterday, 04:38 PM
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Thanks guys. I greatly appreciate it!
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Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM
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I'm not concerned with about the straw, I'm concerned that you're fogging and it's not even September yet!
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM
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Haha I did the exact same thing last year. No problems.
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Old Yesterday, 10:17 PM
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Too early to be Fogging.
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