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My taco just beat the sh*t out of my cat!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TREY4x4, May 30, 2010.

  1. May 30, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    TREY4x4

    TREY4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Holy Shit! I just finished changing my oil and went inside to wash my hands. I got done and walked back out to start my truck and check the oil level.

    It cranked and all the sudden it started knocking, really loud and getting louder! So many thoughts went through my mind during what seemed liked 5min, although it was only 5-8sec at most. I was thinking a rag was getting chewed up by the fan because fur was shooting up out of the engine bay (I didn't know it was fur)... I'm thinking HOLY SHIT!:eek::eek::eek:

    I quickly turned off the truck and my cat came flying out of the engine!!!

    She ran into the woods and I haven't seen her since.

    There's fur everywhere, and one drop of blood on the side of the truck where she jumped off.
     
  2. May 30, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    WHOLEY SHIT MAN! Im sorry to hear that :(
     
  3. May 30, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    thats....thats actually pretty horrible
     
  4. May 30, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Hope the cat's ok... and sorry there wasn't video.
     
  5. May 30, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    Scary!! Not good!! Sorry
     
  6. May 30, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    :eek: Hope you find her and she's not hurt too badly....
     
  7. May 30, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    LawP

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    It happened to my grandma when I was visiting Chicago, borrowed her car on Saturday night and left the car in the driveway. When she woke up a few hours later to go to Church, some animal had crawled up into the engine bay to stay warm.... Lets just say the animal was no more, and a couple hundred dollars of damage to her car...
     
  8. May 30, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    86ceeten

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    Lol my dads old 86 chevy has claimed many a cat. They loved sleeping in the fan shroud in the winter.
     
  9. May 30, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    TREY4x4

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    My kids and I have been looking for at least an hour. :(
     
  10. May 30, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Hope your cat is okay. At least these trucks have clutch fans, so the cat has a chance of being just bruised up.
     
  11. May 30, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    glandnut

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    Man that sucks. The same exact thing happened to an me when I went to go hop in an old girlfriends Jeep. I had to end up breaking the cats neck myself because it was suffering so bad and I unfortunately had no pistol. The poor thing was so busted up, had blood coming out of it's ears, mouth, and nose.
     
  12. May 30, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    EricT

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    I've heard about rats nesting in an engine, never considered the housecat. I'm redoubling my garage cleaning efforts so I can get the thing parked inside now, if my truck ended up eating the cat I would probably be sleeping on the couch for the rest of my life.
     
  13. May 30, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    X2! :eek:
     
  14. May 30, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO DUDE MAN BRO

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    my old job working in an auto shop i had found 3 cats dead on top of skid plates. they climb in during the winter with a warm engine then the owner starts the vehicle and knocks it out with the fan...surprised yours survived. personally i would be more worried about any damage to my engine or fan than the cat.
     
  15. May 30, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    That's sad. I wish you luck in finding her and her not being too hurt.
     
  16. May 30, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    If that happened to my cat, the last thing I would worry about is my truck being messed up.
     
  17. May 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    m0nster986

    m0nster986 ♥ Emergency Medicine

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    Definitely injured and I do not think your cat will be fine if you don't find it soon. Best of luck =(
     
  18. May 30, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    Johnny M50

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    I'm pretty sure your cat will be OK. Probably has learned a major life lesson. Here in rural NJ I get snakes loving up the warm areas on the engine when the sun goes down, Man those garter snakes stink too. Have had racoons, opossums and a skink think they found a new home there in the wife's Civic. If you visit some one who has goats, CHECK your break lines, they must be candy to them.
     
  19. May 30, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    Wow.. sorry to hear that. hope you find it!
     
  20. May 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek: Holly crap. I hope kitty is ok.
     
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