In Reply to: Sand in intake ports posted by Gary H on January 25, 2002 at 02:14:02:
I'd bet a few grains of sand are not that big a deal. Look at all the race cars that run with only wire screens for air filters. I'm thinking a few grains will just fly right through the cylinders and out the exhaust. Don't take my word for it though. I'm just guessing here.
I got some sand in my intake ports when I removed the
throttle body. I got most of it out, but was wondering
if it would cause a problem if a few specs are still
inside the engine.
I used a bunch of q-tips, a vacuum cleaner, and 100psi
compressed air to get most of the grains out.
Go to M3-IntakeManifoldGasket
What do u think?