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Old 04-09-2018, 10:55 PM   #1
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2012 Camaro ss airfilter surprise

So I recently bought this Camaro ss back in December of 2017 I'm the second owner the vehicle has 43,632 mi. I got curious and removed the air filter and there is green pellets on the bottom of the air filter box are they supposed to be there?
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:34 PM   #2
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You had a mouse inside there. Hey love to make nests in cars. My dad bought a Vette year’s ago with super low miles. There was about 10lbs of dog food inside the air cleaner assembly!!! Lucky it didn’t chew on anything in the car!!!!
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:34 PM   #3
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Nope. Either you or previous owner have/had animals!
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:07 AM   #4
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New EPA standards......air freshener pellets.....keep your exhaust fumes smelling lavender fresh.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:33 AM   #5
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damn, some mouse thought it was quite cozy in there!
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:49 AM   #6
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What do they taste like?

It's good to see another local on here, I'm just down the road in Indian Land.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:56 PM   #7
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Put some traps out near where you park. My 240Z stayed pest free for 9 years, I checked it out a few months ago after only leaving it alone for a few weeks and it was full of mouse droppings and smelled awful. The car went from clean to disgusting in a matter of weeks. Don't get complacent like I did. I now have 12 traps and about 5 bait blocks in that car. :(

Keep in mind a series one 240Z is worth the same as my Camaro and only appreciating in value... You got lucky this is your only issue.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:18 PM   #8
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If your running stock housing get the K&N filter
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:08 AM   #9
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What a surprise that is hilarious! Yes if you don’t have one install a drop in K&N air filter.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:36 PM   #10
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Paper filters flow better than K&N filters, simple as that. Over oil a K&N after cleaning and you will replace your air flow sensor soon.

K&N filters are good for carbureted engines running in very dusty conditions. On new injected engines with mass air flow sensors, especially hot wire air flow sensors a K&N may not be your best choice.

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