Unblocking an air filter in Africa

Jim Taylor
Friday, April 13, 2018, 18:31 (346 days ago)

It is so tame here in the States

Steve W
Friday, April 13, 2018, 19:54 (346 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

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In all my year as an auto tech I have come accrost

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 09:08 (345 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

marmots, opossums, wood rats, and one pet Bowa. The snake was in the dash. Had to pull the dash to get it out. Everything else was in the engine bay. The marmot lost its tail in the fan belt at start up, and was quite vocal about the hole matter. The possum was extracted with the use of welding gloves, and was none the worse for ware. And the wood rats can be run off with the use of a air soft pistol. For mice living in cars we leave the car a few feet up in the air on the rack over night. The mice climb down at night but can’t get back into the car. Then we have traps in shop to catch the mice. The mice are the worst cause the eat the wire harness. I had one air filter box completely filled with dry dog food! The build nest in the valley under the intake on the v8’s and poop everywhere. Had a lady in Colorado call me names and tell me I was full of shit when I charged her for removing a huge wood rats nest and repair the knock sensor harness in her Land Rover. She said she had a 2 million dollar house and did not have rats. I just ask if she wanted her truck fixed or not and reminded her mice don’t care about money or social status.

In Africa the rats loved the Toyota Surf's wires

Jim Taylor
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 09:17 (345 days ago) @ Blake

they ate all the wiring out of a friend's Surf. Someone said the wire covering was made from soy. I don't know but I do know the rats loved it.

A buddy of mine had his Harley engine torn apart

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:25 (345 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

He said over the winter mice had gone up his tailpipe, a valve was open and they nested in the cylinder. All the piss corroded the piston and ring and he had to hone that out.

We live a long ways from anything in

Brent Foy
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:59 (345 days ago) @ Blake

The pinyon pine in juniper country and we have a lot of trouble with Pack Rats, Kangaroo Rats, and Field mice getting in our cars engine compartments. I’ve gotten rid of them close to the house but leave a car in the same spot for a month and there will be poop and nesting on the engine every time.

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