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I go a squirrel in my air filter and it chewed it up bad. When I started the van it ran for a few seconds and stopped and now it wont start. I cleaned the mess all out and it still wont start. Does the air filter system attach to the front of the carb where that butterfly part is at? Thanks, Tom... Any idea's

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-06-2022

Answers :

Yes it does - \015\012
\015\012It might not start without a filter, have you fitted a new one?\015\012Thats ok if you noticed the damage before starting the engine.\015\012It will be fine so long as nothing was inhaled by the engine\015\012
\015\012If you noticed the damage after running the engine or attempting to start the engine and the shredded filter was in there the shredded filer will have been dragged through the engine, \015\012It will be in the throttle body, in the intake manifold, in the head, jammed in the valves, inside the cylinders, between the cylinder walls and piston, down the exhaust manifold, some will be in the exhaust. \015\012some may even come out of the exhaust...\015\012
\015\012You have to remove and clear the throttle body,\015\012 remove and clear the intake manifold,\015\012 take the head off the engine\015\012 clear the valves of shredded filter,\015\012 there may be shredded filter in the valve guides. \015\012so youll have to remove the valves and clear the guides,\015\012Then the cyliders need clearing out of any bits of filter,\015\012if it has gone between the cylinder and bore you;ll have to strip and clean the pistons. \015\012If its gone in the cylinders it will be in the bearings, you'll have to totally strip all the moving parts in the engine and clean them then rebuild the entire thing. \015\012
\015\012I would also reccomend flushing the engine sump and changing the oil filter after the rebuild...\015\012
\015\012the possibility for serious engine damage is VERY HIGH if you manage to get it running and use the engine without getting the shredded filter out of it -the valves will jam, the cylinder walls will be damaged, if the valves jam you could have a fire on your hands.\015\012
\015\012_ It is a huge job, there is no other way to sort it_
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