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Old 03-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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I was thinking, if the problem persists, coat the part with a thin layer of silicone grease, maybe the little SOB won't like the taste. I wouldn't use petroleum grease, over time that will break down plastic and rubber. I lightly coat my rubber weather striping once a year to avoid freezing in the winter.
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Can't you patch that hole with some silicone and save yourself the green?
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #13
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Can't you patch that hole with some silicone and save yourself the green?
That's what I was thinking, maybe use some of that Automotive Goop, it dries fast and remains flexible. I always have it on hand in the garage, has hundreds of uses:
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It didn't dawn on me that it was caused by a critter until I had it at the dealer. I was thinking factory defect or something. I wouldn't taken it in, instead I would have patched it if I realized the situation. Since it was already at the dealer I told them to go ahead and replace it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
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I had a mouse next in the valley under the intake of my V6 fusion when I went to FL for 1 week. He pulled the insulation off the bottom of the hood and made his nest inside. I only found him when changing my oil and seeing a nicely cooked mouse staring up at me though the runners.
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Don't use silicone anywhere near the air intake of a O2 sensor equipped vehicle.
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I had a porcupine go at a car of mine.The little prickley chewed through "both" of my rear brake flex lines on a brand new Dodge Rampage(remember those?)I assume he did'nt like the creamy filling on 1st treat so he tried the other, had a little sample of the plastic on the bumper and left.It was early spring so my guess it was the salt that he was after.
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