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#1 Twowagons

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 12:02 PM

http://www.ultimates...=500&ppuser=124 Pics of the mouse nest I found in my dash while replacing my heater core. I am preparing a detailed report on how to replace a gen 1 heater core including pics so stay tuned..... and watch those mice :eek:

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 01:05 PM

http://www.ultimates...=500&ppuser=124 Pics of the mouse nest I found in my dash while replacing my heater core. I am preparing a detailed report on how to replace a gen 1 heater core including pics so stay tuned..... and watch those mice :eek:


Yeah I know the feeling! I had a mouse nest under the cowl on my Brat and when I swapped cowls, thats when I noticed it. No wonder my heater had this stinky smell to it:rolleyes:

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 02:04 PM

When I got my 78 Brat about 2 years ago it had been sitting for about 10 years in a field. When I opened the hood there was a big field mouse living under the hood where the spare tire went. I also found a big mouse nest inside the air box. When I took the fan out to see what was going on in there I found my second big mouse nest! Mice like Subies I guess.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 09:55 PM

When I got my 78 Brat about 2 years ago it had been sitting for about 10 years in a field. When I opened the hood there was a big field mouse living under the hood where the spare tire went. I also found a big mouse nest inside the air box. When I took the fan out to see what was going on in there I found my second big mouse nest! Mice like Subies I guess.

And who could blame them !!!!:-p

#5 WagonsOnly

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:03 PM

Trudy, it's not the Brat, it's the Vermont cheese they're after! ;)

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 09:10 AM

if you think thats bad, you have to see the inside of my 86:lol: i hate mice, as soon as i turned the blower on, mouse droppings blew into my face:mad:

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:57 AM

Trudy, it's not the Brat, it's the Vermont cheese they're after! ;)

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Wagons, that cheddar will do it everytime!!!!!


Jon, mouse turds in the face is just plain nasty, I hope you gave them a taste of their own medicine !! :eek:

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 01:09 PM

They nested IN the blower motor housing of my new-to-me 86 sedan - I bet they scattered when I turned it on after sitting for 3 years.

Still remnants of it in there - got to fish out more with a coat hanger I think. It's down in there with the AC condenser.

Anyone know what will kill the smell? Pretty sure pine oil will do it, but how best to deliver that? Spray bottle into the vent intake I guess - with the fan on high?

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 08:21 PM

They nested IN the blower motor housing of my new-to-me 86 sedan - I bet they scattered when I turned it on after sitting for 3 years.

Still remnants of it in there - got to fish out more with a coat hanger I think. It's down in there with the AC condenser.

Anyone know what will kill the smell? Pretty sure pine oil will do it, but how best to deliver that? Spray bottle into the vent intake I guess - with the fan on high?

GD



The regular PineSol will get to you worse than the mousie smell, too strong for the close quarters of a car. Get the blue colored PineSol, it's a lot less offensive and it kills the bacteria/odors the same. "All" brand fabric freshener is good too, but doesn't kill germs.

Funny, I noticed this morning, when the sun hit it just right... there is another nest on the other side I need to pick out. Lucky for me, it hasn't a smell... or maybe the exhaust leak is just masking it :)

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 08:33 PM

fabreeze wouldn`t even touch the smell that was in my brat:lol:

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:44 AM

Chlorine bleach, diluted to 1/2 the strength recommended on the bottle. I've done this with an EA82 before...'86 3-door. We ended up taking out the entire interior due to mice and mold from a non-sealing sunroof...anything cloth was pitched, including the seats, headliner, carpet and underlay. All the plastic surrounds were removed and hand-washed. Bleach and water in the vents with the heater on HI and lots of elbow grease, and an '89 3-door interior later, all was well again...

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:11 AM

They built a nest in the tail of my airplane ,so far back the cat couldent get in .Had to remove the fabric.Once its all finished the cat will have a nice new home ,her own personal plane.
Jude:banana:

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:15 PM

They built a nest in the tail of my airplane ,so far back the cat couldent get in .Had to remove the fabric.Once its all finished the cat will have a nice new home ,her own personal plane.
Jude:banana:


Jude, remember Skippy, the black lab, you met at Paul's? He snagged a mouse in our driveway last night... that sucker was dippin' and divin'... Skip grabbed him. let him go and grabbed him again... then lights out! He's keeping the Subies safe!




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