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I have an old case excavator that is left in the yard and used

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I have an old case excavator that is left in the yard and used occasionally. I caught a couple of kids putting stones down the exhaust pipe at the weekend. I haven't tried starting it in case it damages the engine. What should I do? Could it cause damage?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Heavy Equipment
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Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 3 years ago.

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Sorry for delay.

You don't know how many or how big they where do you?

You can go ahead and run it if you have low power you would have to pull apart to remove them.

You may want to wear a helmet during first use,, as rocks may get blown out.
Exhaust is under pressure and should push them out if not to big but you don't know at what time they will come out.

Most likely while using under a load