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Old 07-17-2018, 08:41 AM   #21
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Mine looked similar a few weeks ago. Luckily I found it by accident while giving someone a jump. It had only been there a few days I think. No damage and I've been checking every morning now and leaving the hood open all day along with taking the truck for a quick drive to shake things out hopefully.Attachment 17516
Looks like they ate your carbuerator!

Years ago I went out & fired up the bbq, without opening it, & in a couple minutes it began to smoke & an awful stink, turned it off, opened the lid & found they'd packed full of grass, dog food, rags & all were smoldering, DW said "throw the whole thing away & go buy another one, I'm not eating anything that comes out of that one!!".
CrazyCain, what does "Sprekin" mean? I can imagine what you actually called it!
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:33 AM   #22
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My brother had the same problem. His company car had the air cleaner and intake manifold packed full 3 times. Fortunately (for him) the company service plan payed for it - more than $1000 each time. He found a product that smelled like Coyote urine at one of the big box hardware/lumber stores and spread it on the ground around the tires. He had no more problems so long as he reapplied whenever the car was moved.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:17 AM   #23
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We spray our engine compartment with an anti-rodent spray from Amazon, peppermint and other smells the little b*&#*@s hate. Rodents ate the wiring on our new Toyota Tundra to the tune of about $4000. Fortunately, all but $100 covered by comprehensive insurance.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:13 PM   #24
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Packrats do this in my area, major PIA. If hoods aren't kept open, they will invade. I finally bought rid-a-rats > https://smile.amazon.com/Packrat-Rod...ywords=ridarat <for each vehicle. No noticeable battery drain and I haven't had a problem in 1-1/2 years.
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