Car intake rubber ripped???

Car intake rubber ripped???

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Chestrockwell

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2,469 posts

127 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Hi all,

I removed the air box off my mini to spray the gear linkage with WD40 so the gear shift is so stiff (video on YouTube showed me how) and as I took the airbox off, the rubber intake bit ripped.

The car is parked in an awkward spot which means I need to move it.

Is it wise to turn the engine on and how badly have i fked it? :I






Edited by Chestrockwell on Sunday 22 August 18:49

sherman

9,208 posts

185 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Gaffer tape it back together. Should be ok for a few miles. Replace the hose as soon as convenient.

TommyBuoy

1,245 posts

137 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Bit of duct tape arpund it and move it so you can replace.

Chances of doing any damage over a short period of time is negligible if you are just moving it around the corner.


PistonRings

115 posts

28 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Is the rubber pre or post filter?

If pre, just move it as is and replace it. If post, duct tape to stop any debris getting in.

Pica-Pica

9,058 posts

54 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Tape and then new part. Looks there is not enough length/convolutions for engine rock.

Chestrockwell

Original Poster:

2,469 posts

127 months

Sunday 22nd August
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PistonRings said:
Is the rubber pre or post filter?

If pre, just move it as is and replace it. If post, duct tape to stop any debris getting in.


I think it’s post filter?

Chestrockwell

Original Poster:

2,469 posts

127 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Thanks for the help everyone ! Thankfully not as bad as I thought.

It’s funny though and always the case, you decide to get your hands dirty to fix something and end up breaking something in the process and diverting all your attention to that