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PSA: Look under your hood once in a while.

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I have a slightly more involved version that my dad taught me that has always served me well with used cars: Always open your hood and check your oil while you fill up. Look around the engine bay and visually check other fluids.
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I would recommend changing the filter, cleaning the MAF sensor and doing a further cleaning and inspection downstream from there, to see if any dirt/debris made it to any other components that may need to be cleaned.

While the damage may be done (depending on how long this was open), you may still be able to prevent some future issues.

For example, if dirt/sand is rubbing on any components, they could fail in the future, but if you clean them now they may be ok.

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