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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Dec-31-2011, 12:20:01 PM   #1
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Hi Guys

Well since i got back from vacation in Australia on the 11 of December I noticed my car didn't want to accelerate as strongly as It did before i left. The OEM CSL Intake Roar also wasnt as loud as before. As some of you know I have the OEM CSL Intake conversion with EVOLVE ALPHA N tune. I had been gone for 3.2 weeks and in this time no one drove the car.

Today I opened the hood and there was a foul smell coming from it. I took a peak into the CSL Intake opening and thought i saw something, got a torch and had another look and half the intake was blocked with all kinda stuff like plastic bags and cardboard and mice shite! I knew straight away it was a mouses hard work.

Had to remove the intake and clean it out and God was there a lot of crap and smelled so bad I didnt even think to take pics. After i had cleaned it all up I ordered a new CSL intake filter from EVOLVE.

I also checked all of the wiring in and around the intake and nothing was touched. Thanks to God!

So I get into my car and drive out of the garage and straight away the cars breaking traction and feels alive again. The back half of the intake was completely blocked before, and now it was free. The car sounded beautiful once again and accelerated very smoothly and fast like it had before this issue.

So guys beware of Mice. Check your intakes often! It took me 15 mins to remove the intake. Not hard at all as long as you have the right tools.

Loving my car again but there's still some smell of mouse crap. YUCK!

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Old Sat, Dec-31-2011, 12:34:54 PM   #2
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lol....pics would have been epic...
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Old Sat, Dec-31-2011, 12:45:03 PM   #3
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you need to put something on the inlet of csl intake that allow air and block mice
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I bought the little circular mesh for the intake hole. Do you not have this? BMW has about 40 left (made for the CSL). I picked mine up 2 weeks ago. Only $28.
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Hope you went well into 2012 !
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Thats crazy!
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I bought the little circular mesh for the intake hole. Do you not have this? BMW has about 40 left (made for the CSL). I picked mine up 2 weeks ago. Only $28.
whats the part number and where you order them from if you dont mind sharing

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This thread is hilarious. It would have been so much better with pics though hah.
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I bought the little circular mesh for the intake hole. Do you not have this? BMW has about 40 left (made for the CSL). I picked mine up 2 weeks ago. Only $28.
Funny story bro! Yep, but it's only good if you're running a sealed intake/hose down to the bumper. If your intake is open, like most people probably run them (not sure about the OP's), then you're fuk'd!
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lol wtf haha dont know what i'd do if this happened to me
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