Author Topic: Oh, my what a rewarding sight!  (Read 1126 times)

waltklatt

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Oh, my what a rewarding sight!
« on: January 13, 2005, 17:45:31 »
Hello all,
How many of you have removed the air intake cover, the flap and the filter to find a nice big fat mouse nest?
Seems all of the pagoda SL's I've worked on have a nest of some size in the same cavity.
Do the mice have a preference for our SL's over other cars?

Walter (not bitten yet by a nester)
Walter
1967 220SL-diesel
2003 VW Golf TDI
2003 VW New Beetle TDI

jsaylor

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Re: Oh, my what a rewarding sight!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2005, 22:56:17 »
Walt,

Mine didn't have any mice though there was quite an assortment of other unidentifiable debris, not to mention the cloged drains.  Looks good noe though.

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Jim Saylor
Kauai, Hawaii
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Jim Saylor
Kauai, Hawaii
'65 230SL

Malc

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Re: Oh, my what a rewarding sight!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2005, 07:00:30 »
Ah so that's why the cat likes to sit on the bonnet and stare at the old girl while she is in my shed!
Malc

George Davis

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Re: Oh, my what a rewarding sight!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2005, 09:31:56 »
Walt,

my car had the mouse nest, too!  When I first got it, my wife complained of being sprayed with grit from the air vent, so I opened it up and there was the nest in the passenger side air duct.  I think it was a fairly old nest.  The car was brought into the US in about 1980/81, but the nest included pieces from a German horse race betting guide.



George Davis
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