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    Default Changed my air filter, and found........

    besides lots of sand under the old filter (expected),..two old dried leaves on top of the filter.
    So how the hell could they have got there? underneath, maybe, but on top??????

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    Why did u expect sand, have u been driving on a beach? Never found anything under the filter including sand. Leaves should be on top as that is the way the air flows top to bottom I think. Maybe wrong

    Now I have found the remains of filters that have never been changed but thats another load of stories.

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    The air flows bottom to top so the leaves on top of the filter is a strange one.

    I always find some sand in the bottom of the airbox aswell, which is odd as I don't live anywhere near a beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricey View Post
    The air flows bottom to top so the leaves on top of the filter is a strange one.

    I always find some sand in the bottom of the airbox aswell, which is odd as I don't live anywhere near a beach.
    Me neither, although it was a hire car, so could have been (and probably was ) anywhere!
    Just baffles me how anything as large as two dried oak leaves could get to the top of the filter..........very odd...........magic?

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    Maybe they just fell in there at the last filter change...the friggin' scuttle panel is a leaf magnet and there's always over fine debris in below the filter...that's way we have them...as for sand it's everywhere, just look at the side of the kerb on every road.

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    The last owner put them in there to confuse you I bet!

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