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Old 02-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Whilst taking out the headlights to bend down my squirrel finders after an H9 to H11 conversion I found some sort of critter nest in my air box. The car is only a year old and the nest definitely hasn't been there a long time but WTF. Damn critters will ruin everything. Check your intakes often, who knows what's living in there!
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Time to get a cat.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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Cats with backs work the best for keeping squirrels out of your car.

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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I think it must have been a mouse or something small like that because it crawled through the stock intake and then made the nest in the box that holds the air filter. The box was full of some sort of fuzz with a few nuts and twigs. Doesn't seem like he hung around long because things weren't pissed all over and that's usually what rodents end up doing.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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I seriously think he's long gone. For all I know that nest has been there since I bought the car.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
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I had a mouse make a nest in a motorcycle I had sitting all winter. Was she suprised when I started the thing up. She came running out with a bunch of babies on her back. Be grateful this didn't happen to you...

Cool story, right? Should I tell it again? (Pre-emptive bashing)
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #8
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TTIWWP

I had the same issue when I got my car last year.





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Old 02-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #9
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That's so bad! Lucky it didn't make you run stupid lean and detonate.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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I had the same issue when I got my car last year.

Are those reeses puffs?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #11
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Mice had completely plugged the hvac system on my last wrx. Fuzzy brown stuff packed tight into the blower motor up past the cabin filter door and all the way to the heater core. Took me about 3 hours to clean out and a half can of Lysol.


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Old 02-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #12
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I know someone who had mice eat a bunch of wiring out of his wrx. Had to put in a whole new wiring harness. Not cool mice, not cool.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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I got lucky then. My critter hadn't been living there too long and everything he had stuffed in there seemed clean and was easy to remove. I'm still thinking about getting a new filter though.
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looks like trail mix.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #16
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It was dog food.
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Co-worker of mine has a ford suv. LARGE rats decided to nest in his engine bay. Chewed through much of his wiring harness. They even dragged in a dead bird carcass.

This happened twice. The first time I told him he needed to clean out his garage and park indoors. The second time it happened he had it coming.

But seriously dude, nobodies intake deserves dog food.
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