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Old 03-25-2009, 03:59 PM
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Squirrels in my engine

So I took off my valve cover for the first time (I've only had the car for a couple of weeks...) and found a mound of chewed nuts in there. There wasn't an oil cap and apparently...the squirrels thought chewed nuts would go well inside.

I kinda laughed

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That's funny there,Make sure to put a cap on it..LOL..
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hehe

Yeah...my dad had a good chuckle too. I'm going to snap a pic of it and post it in my journal.

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Set a rat trap,LOL
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I had baby mice in my air filter once.
I went into the house to get my wife so she could see them. They were all gone by the time I came back out.

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Last night when I was topping up the washer fluid i saw a mouse running around in my engine compartment. I hate the little buggers so i havent started exploring for his home but I hope he finds the trap i set tonite!

I bought a Montana a few years ago and was baffled by the low mileage I was getting. The dealer had serviced everything prior to buying but I decided to check the air filter for the heck of it. If you have one of these vans you will know it is quite a chore. The dealer tech must have thought so too cause not only was it filthy, but the entire airbox was a giant mouse nest. It was chock full of sound deadening felt and mouse terds. Needless to say my mileage improved and I got a couple of free oil changes and a filter out of the deal.
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I had an engine on a stand in my garage, Pontiac 455 short block.

The weather had been real nice and I had left the garage open. Seemed like every time I turned around, birds were perched around watching me and flying back and forth. Small, finch-looking things. This went on for a few days.

So walking by the engine I happened to look over and saw some dry grass poking up out of the corner of the valley.

Yep, a nest. About 3/4 finished. I actually felt bad about moving it, but hey, gotta draw the line somewhere!
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:02 PM
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Last night when I was topping up the washer fluid i saw a mouse running around in my engine compartment. I hate the little buggers so i havent started exploring for his home but I hope he finds the trap i set tonite!

I bought a Montana a few years ago and was baffled by the low mileage I was getting. The dealer had serviced everything prior to buying but I decided to check the air filter for the heck of it. If you have one of these vans you will know it is quite a chore. The dealer tech must have thought so too cause not only was it filthy, but the entire airbox was a giant mouse nest. It was chock full of sound deadening felt and mouse terds. Needless to say my mileage improved and I got a couple of free oil changes and a filter out of the deal.

I worked at 'the local chevrolet dealer' here in GR, and lots of times they didn't check the air filters on those... all in the name of quickie lube. I was the guy stuck in the pit. The worst day there was when the guys up top reported that some hot chick came in and she 'fell out' of her shirt.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:23 AM
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All fairness to GM I bought it used at a HONDA dealership! Great van though. We are planning on getting another in about 6 months.
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I had to move out of Washington and leave my car at a shop which parked it outside. When I finally got it to Arizona the engine bay was a mess. Not sure if it was squires, mice, badgers, aliens or what but they chewed through the lower radiator hose, and through a nylon master cylinder reserve. Fortunately they did not eat the wiring and I did not have an interior at the time. I guess you can't fault them for liking the cars we like!
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:33 PM
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All fairness to GM I bought it used at a HONDA dealership! Great van though. We are planning on getting another in about 6 months.

Honda!!! anything with Honda is flawlessly perfect!!! It's your problem for buying a 'GM Surprise' using a term from the GF's dad... he likes his Hondas, broken ball joint without warning and all (happened when he was driving to work one day ~55mph), and anything that happens to a GM product is a 'GM surprise' .

Of course I'm being sarcastic in the above paragraph, as both companies make good products (Honda and GM, and yes Ford and Mopar also make good products), and yes I'm expressing my disgust toward those who think Hondas and Toyotas are 'so much' better than the American cars these days.

On topic, those GM minivans are a good buy... in my time at the dealer I haven't heard anything bad about them (besides that they all look alike regardless of division) or any common problems.

As for the dealerships, I think it's the individual ones... some want quantity over quality , if I had it my way I'd have fired the guys for not checking air filters since that's what's expected at a dealership.
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squirrels in my house as well

they bin in my wallet and chewed up a lotta notes. Suspect its a blonde squirrel?
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:20 AM
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they bin in my wallet and chewed up a lotta notes. Suspect its a blonde squirrel?
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sounds like women.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:14 PM
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u got it

lol

she worth it though, she is a good scout to me
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Years ago, working in a restoration shop, we had a '47 Chev torn apart for a complete rebuild. Engine out, trans out, interior out....most parts stacked on shelves on the other side of the shop.

Couple months of work later, putting back together, I went over to the shelves to get the radiator; it was on the top shelf (metal shelves by the way). When I took it down, it rattled. I turned it upside down and about a pound of TRAIL MIX fell out on the floor. My boss had bought a big bag of it, and had been asking me for weeks if I had been eating it (I hadn't). Those little buggers carried it, a piece or two at a time, down off a cabinet, across 30 feet of shop, and up 8 feet of metal shelving to store it in the radiator.

Pretty damn incredible.
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