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Help Please....faux pas or not so faux pas

Feeling a bit of a dope but hey-ho goes......

Been working on my v6 manifolds for the past few weeks....while doing so... I had inserted a crumpled up sheet of kitchen towel in the top of the downpipes (where they join at the bottom of the manifolds) to prevent crap / nuts / washers etc falling into them.....

Well yesterday "home stretch" got everything back together again, fired up and jobs a good'un. Ran engine for a few mins then had to go out.

Woke up this morning and thought "****".... forgot to remove the paper towel from the front bank down pipe......on inspection today....its gone!

So do I have a problem Houston? Trying to convince myself not! Paper kitchen roll.... hot exhaust and hot gases...will ignite / burn off and disappear. But concerned that this paper started its travels from the downpipe pre the cat.....hmm.....

What does the collective think.....trauma or am I concerned about nothing!

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with all the best advice in the world you won't sleep until you had it apart and checked.. although as you say.. its burned off by now..
and if it's in the cat .. it's in the cat ..
take it for a fast blast ??

Houston out ... peeeep

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