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All,
Speaking of rats, I've discovered that they can get into the
ventilation system on my wife's Gen 2 Toyota high bride ('04). Luckily
they stopped at the cabin air filter, unlike what others have posted
about on the www.priuschat.com/ website! Although I had read about a
fix on their site, and after removing the wiper arms and the cowling
under the winder shield in order to put a screen over the five (?)
giant holes in the "outer" firewall, I discovered there are also holes
under the fenders the little monsters can get through. The fix? For
now we put the vehicle in recirculation mode when we park, but long
term I would like to pull the ventilation system away from the "inner"
firewall under the dash and install a screen there, which Toyota
should have done, but I'm not bitter! Actually, I wouldn't have been
as bitter if the water pump and 12V battery hadn't died just shy of
100K miles. Speaking of the battery, it wasn't sealed, so they should
have mentioned in the maintenance manual to add water, but for me it's
too late.
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> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:44:23 -0800 (PST)
> From: brucedp3
>
> % Happiness is a warm pish %
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> http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/02/biggest-threat-to-chevy-volt-arerats=
.html
> [image] The Biggest Threat to the Chevy Volt are...Rats?!
> By Tristan Hankins Feb 15 2011 Source: Kicking Tires
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> ... I?m talking about the sewer-dwelling, disease-carrying ones that
> invade your house to eat, poop and scare your [missus]. What if I told
> you those same feral rats are not only a danger to your home but also
> to your brand-spanking-new [GM pish]? How?s that grab you, hmm?

<snippage>

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Eliminate the probelm instead of treating the symptom. Put a pie tin with a=
half =

can of any flavor soda near where you park.(Freshen soda daily)Rats a=
nd mice =

can't belch. You get the picture.Generally, once a few are effected - an=
d they =

cannot reason out why - the just leave for a better area.Works for ba=
rn rats =

and mice. =



Just pray they don't get into the car before the effect takes place. =


RW


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From: David (Battery Boy) Hawkins <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 1:42:37 PM
Subject: [EVDL] OT? Prius and rodent ingress, was The rat ate my pish

All,
Speaking of rats, I've discovered that they can get into the
ventilation system on my wife's Gen 2 Toyota high bride ('04). Luckily
they stopped at the cabin air filter, unlike what others have posted
about on the www.priuschat.com/ website! Although I had read about a
fix on their site, and after removing the wiper arms and the cowling
under the winder shield in order to put a screen over the five (?)
giant holes in the "outer" firewall, I discovered there are also holes
under the fenders the little monsters can get through. The fix? For
now we put the vehicle in recirculation mode when we park, but long
term I would like to pull the ventilation system away from the "inner"
firewall under the dash and install a screen there, which Toyota
should have done, but I'm not bitter! Actually, I wouldn't have been
as bitter if the water pump and 12V battery hadn't died just shy of
100K miles. Speaking of the battery, it wasn't sealed, so they should
have mentioned in the maintenance manual to add water, but for me it's
too late.
-- =

Suck Amps,
Dave (Battery Boy) Hawkins
Check out our website!
http://bbevs.com/

> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:44:23 -0800 (PST)
> From: brucedp3
>
> % Happiness is a warm pish %
>
> http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/02/biggest-threat-to-chevy-volt-arerats=
.html
> [image] The Biggest Threat to the Chevy Volt are...Rats?!
> By Tristan Hankins Feb 15 2011 Source: Kicking Tires
>
> ... I?m talking about the sewer-dwelling, disease-carrying ones that
> invade your house to eat, poop and scare your [missus]. What if I told
> you those same feral rats are not only a danger to your home but also
> to your brand-spanking-new [GM pish]? How?s that grab you, hmm?

<snippage>

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