I would not recommend you do that, if it'sa blocked breater then you can overpressurize the block and cause leaks or should it be sucked into the throttle body or block it will cause a blockage which will be terminal.
Now that's funny... So kitchen toweling has no breathable properties what so ever does it...?
Try and blow through it!
And of course, it is so strong that any ammount of pressure build up wouldn't blow it out of the pipe anyway wouldn't it??? C'mon... Thought you were old skool Smaky It's not a cork m8... It's kitchen toweling!
Then there is sealing the whole in the induction pipe issue! When have you ever known duct tape to be sucked in to a throttle body???? Especially if you wrap it round the induction pipe!
So that would mean if some one had a slight split on the rubber induction piping they can't use thick , black duct tape to wrap around it, be stuck in the middle of nowhere, just in case low and behold it might, just might unravel itself and finfd its way into the throttle body??? C'mon... how many cars are driving round with temporarily repaired induction pipes until the owner can find a new one?????.... Even on here for that matter! Hmmm indeed!
The very reason I suggested these two (Very Temporary) fixes is to simply assertain where the problem lies and then know what the cause is.... Cheaply and easily!
If there was any danger to it what so ever I wouldn't suggest it.... But then again.... If SmokeyJoe prefers, he can always take it to a dealer/ Indy, pay his money, put it on a diagnostic and know what he has already figured out... Not my money after all