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Old 10-17-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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WTH is this and what is it doing in my intake port?

Found this in one of my cylinder head intake ports while disassembling to find souce of knock.
I imagine that it had to come from the intake air box area some how. The air filter and screen weren't compromised.

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Im gonna say thats a WTF!?
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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looks like a lil metal compression clip
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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looks like a lil metal compression clip
Yeah...but in the intake??
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, looks like the clip that's supposed to hold the air filter in place.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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ya its definitely weird to see it inside
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:05 PM   #7
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Im gonna say thats a WTF!?
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:10 PM   #8
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Yeah...but in the intake??
That's a shot of the intake port of the HEAD. It's actually wrapped around the intake VALVE!
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:12 PM   #9
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That's a shot of the intake port of the HEAD. It's actually wrapped around the intake VALVE!
Yeah...I think AK is right...Do you have the charcaol filter removed?
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Yeah...I think AK is right...Do you have the charcaol filter removed?

Edit: I just ran out to the garage and took a look. It looks EXACTLY like an air filter box clip but they're still attached to the airbox. I've never had the airbox separated from the throttle body and the charcoal filter is in perfect shape. This is nuts.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:42 PM   #11
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That looks like part of the spark plug wire clip. Have you changed the plugs recently? Maybe part of the clip broke and fell into the cylinder.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:46 PM   #12
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Edit: I just ran out to the garage and took a look. It looks EXACTLY like an air filter box clip but they're still attached to the airbox. I've never had the airbox separated from the throttle body and the charcoal filter is in perfect shape. This is nuts.
May have been done at the factory?

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That looks like part of the spark plug wire clip. Have you changed the plugs recently? Maybe part of the clip broke and fell into the cylinder.
Then it would have fallen into the CC.....
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May have been done at the factory?


Then it would have fallen into the CC.....
damn! that sucks!
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:50 PM   #14
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May have been done at the factory?


Then it would have fallen into the CC.....
your right, it couldn't be in the intake
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Just to doublecheck: How many spring clips are there supposed to be holding the airbox together?
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #16
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Just to doublecheck: How many spring clips are there supposed to be holding the airbox together?
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #17
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Good! Do you guys know of any other location on the upper engine that those may be used?
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:58 PM   #18
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it could have been dropped in there when someone was doing maintenance or even at the factory when it was build who knows how long its been there
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