Car Mechanics (UK)
It was such a simple job: springcleaning the air intake, throttle body and engine of my Range Rover using shopbought spray-in engine cleaner. Step 1: Locate the MAF. Step 2: Remove the pipework after the MAF to spray in the cleaner. Step 3: Start the engine and then rev it up to 1800rpm Step 4: Start spraying Step 5: Accidentally let the nozzle of the spray can get sucked into the air intake, causing one hell of a noise from the turbo as it screeched and chewed the plastic nozzle into a million pieces. Step 6: Turn off the engine and sit there thinking: “Bugger, that’ll be expensive.”
It survived, but I feared imminent turbo failure at any point, so traded it in for a Hyundai Santa Fe instead.