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Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:20 pm
by Lock
I posted a while ago rodents got into my intake last summer and started nesting in the blower fan. I cleaned it out then but while I was doing my EFI project I wanted to guarantee it wouldn't happen again. I read that to stop rodents in buildings you can use stainless steel wool because they can't chew it or move it, nor will it rust so I stuffed some into the two side entry points/drain holes. You can see these when you take the intake/blower motor cover off (hint: undo the brake line supports to make removal easy).
This might help people who also park their car in a garage and might not check in it every day like me. Because rodents in the fresh air intake is something you absolutely do not want.

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Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:02 pm
by PatinaBeforePolish
Apparently Irish Spring soap shavings are quite effective in repelling the little buggers.

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:36 am
by Lock
I had heard that, plus it would make the Fresh Air smell good. I will try it.

I just know that area gets wet and is designed as a gutter so I wanted something that wouldn't wash away in the water, but also wouldn't rust. I'll keep an eye on it, but supposedly it shouldn't rust very quickly.

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm
by PatinaBeforePolish
Regular steel wool will rust in a day. Try stainless steel wool or brass wool.

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 pm
by Lock
PatinaBeforePolish wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Regular steel wool will rust in a day. Try stainless steel wool or brass wool.
My bad, meant to state that yes I used stainless steel for the rust resistance definitely. I'd still keep an eye on it, but brass wool sounds like it might be an even better idea.

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:48 pm
by keehn
Perhaps brass or stainless soaked with WD-40?