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OK, my friend just confessed to his smoking habit and very bad luck. My friend has a 987 and occasionally smokes in it. A few months back he was driving home and flicked his cigarette out the window (I hate when people do this!). His car stalled a few hundred feet down the road and barely made it the 1/4 mile home. He thought nothing of it... He parked it for a few days and tried to start it and NO LUCK! Had it towed to the dealer..... It seems his intake ingested his cigarette and started his air filter on fire....and $4500 later he was ready to go. :o SMOKING KILLS AND LITTERING IS BAD!

I wonder if the K&N in my 996 would catch on fire?

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Owner's Manual page 122...

"Danger! Do not throw any lit cigars or cigarettes out of the vehicle. They can be blown into the air inlets by the air flow and cause a fire in the engine compartment."

Guess they weren't kidding! :eek:

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Excellent result.

I don't smoke, but I take no pleasure in this chaps misfortune.

You sir are an @#*^%!

What makes you think I took pleasure in his car catching on fire?

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