Ok ok, so SOMEONE had to say it!
Have you ever smelled moth balls?
Moth ball stench is ... ewwwwwwwwww and takes forever to go away.
I say drive the darn car more often.
"wf81" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
: Don't use the pepper spray, it will linger for a long time and could melt
: some plastic. Go ahead and use the moth balls. Its cheap lasts forever and
: very effective.
: "Wound Up" <email@example.com> wrote in message
: > Rusty wrote:
: >> Had the very first non normal repair on my 99 stang last week. For
: >> some reason, the wipers wouldn't come on. Checked the fuse, relay
: >> etc. Could hear it clicking but couldn't find out why the wipers
: >> wouldn't come on. Dropped it off and they called me back a few hours
: >> later to tell me a funny story. They found a "rodent nest" near the
: >> connector that goes through the firewall for the wiper, and some of
: >> the wires were chewed up. They were able to cut out the damage and
: >> wire around it, or it would have cost about 400.00 for the new
: >> harness. He asked me if the car wasn't driven much. Told him it's a
: >> 6 1/2 year old car with 44,000 miles.....duh. He told me to get a pan
: >> of mothballs and put under the car. Apparently the critters don't
: >> like the smell.
: > That is true. And that sucks.
: >> Car sits outside......I thought about spraying the wire harness and
: >> around the lower opening between the firewall and the interior with
: >> some "pepper spray" since I have access to law enforcement quality
: >> spray.
: >> Anyone else have experience with this?
: > I parked a car outside for a while, started it and warmed it up, turned
: > the heat, and got a faceful of rodent nest. It was horrible. Little
: > bastards had chewed up my seat padding, and made a nest out of it. I
: > literally bolted from the car, stuck my head under the hose of frigid
: > water and scubbed myself furiously, then took a shower. I imagine that
: > vermin and excrement got all over my face. I wanted to scrape my skin
: > off.
: > I had to replace the ducts, and the smell took a while to go away. I
: > don't know if pepper spray would work or not, or if it would be
: > I don't know if I helped you or not... good for a chuckle maybe
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: > Wound Up
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