I hate you meeces to pieces!!!

Discussion in '7th Generation 2010-Present' started by timbo2, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. timbo2

    timbo2 New Member

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    3
    So, just getting the VFR out of winter storage, she didn't want to turn over, even with freshly charged battery, eventually started but making some horrible knocking noises which cleared and then it ran normally? got to the garage and two mice ran out looking rather dazed. Debated whether to investigate......glad I did, air box full of leaves, stank of mice wee, very wet in there, a years worth of mouse wee and sweat, so I'm guessing this interfered with the fuelling causing 'pinking'? which was the knocking, anyway after changing the air filter she seems sweet as a nut, oil and filter next.
     

    Attached Files:

    Thorinn Oakunsheyld likes this.
  2. Diving Pete

    Diving Pete Insider

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,760
    Likes Received:
    504
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    London
    Map
    You sure you didn't suck a mouse through it? lol
     
    timbo2 likes this.
  3. raYzerman

    raYzerman Insider

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2019
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Millgrove, ON
    Map
    Bastages! As long as no holes in the filter material, you're fine, they didn't get into the TB's.
    Next fall, dryer sheets.......
     
    timbo2 likes this.
  4. Diving Pete

    Diving Pete Insider

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,760
    Likes Received:
    504
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    London
    Map
  5. squirrelman

    squirrelman Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    416
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Map
    as the RODENT EXPERT on this site................

    Picture1-12-2020 114.jpg Picture1-12-2020 192.jpg Picture1-12-2020 206.jpg

    mice commonly invade airboxes and mufflers during long storage. look for acorns and seeds shooting out from the muffler when the engine revs up.

    in the worst cases, mouse pee in the airbox can leak down into carbs and cause serious damage since mouse pee is highly acidic, and i've seen it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2021
    timbo2 likes this.
  6. Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson New Member

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2019
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    3
    All this usually because some Caring neighbour (or yourself) Have a bird feeder in your garden, and overfeed. The surplus on the ground is manna from heaven for the local Rodent population .. And then you provide a nice warm bed for them in your airbox !
     
  7. Thorinn Oakunsheyld

    Thorinn Oakunsheyld New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2021
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Penticton BC
    Map
    Really like this post. Obviously you're of a vintage that had access to the inappropriate-by-today's-standards Herman and Katnip cartoons.
    Funny as well since I recently removed a rodent's nest from my daughter's 02 beetle, as part of changing her cabin air filter under the dashboard. They seem to love the insulation for nesting material.
    Although I also feed the birds here at home, have a catch and release for rats and mice; peanut butter and corn baited traps. Catch and release -- released into the large plastic bin.
     
    Alan Johnson and Diving Pete like this.
Related Topics

Share This Page