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Old 18 March 2007, 14:58   #1
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Attack of the leafs

Wondered why the F150 engine was not producing as much power as normal. Opened up the case to find a pile of leafs or the top of the engine, and found about 70% of the air intake covered with leaf bits - don't know how they've got there with no tree in sight :- the RIB gets used most weekends. Somes bit will have gone in the intake don't know yet whether this will cause any damage or if there is a filter.
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Old 18 March 2007, 19:05   #2
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You haven't found the mouse yet then

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Old 18 March 2007, 19:20   #3
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Sounds like a real possibility! Check the exhaust for bits of fur and red stuff prob got sucked in and spat out the other end
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Mice can get in anywhere. I once was called to a PC because the mouse didn't work - turned out a mouse had eaten the serial lead. The poor mouse was dead inside the box. How it got in is a mystery - all the backplates were in place - it must have crawled up the gap at the front of the case!!!
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mice

told by environmental health that the average mouse can get through a hole the size of a bic biro!!
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Leaves

Thanks for the info. Infact the engine box would make an ideal entrace for a small birds next. Better contact Bill Oddy.
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...Infact the engine box would make an ideal entrace for a small birds next. Better contact Bill Oddy.
He'd never get through...
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