Come on, I am not a complete idiot. I at least knew what a hash tag was. My kids are amazed at that one.Well, your post above is #42 on page 3 of the thread. Go back to page 1 and you'll find post [URL=http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=13]#13 [/URL] .
Yeah, I was cleverly thinking clicking it would take me to post #13 , save me doing all that going back work that Ozarkie was mentioning. Instead, I got some weird page full of hashtags that was really quite useless to me.Yeah, don't click the hashtag links. AutoGuide enabled their software to think the hashtags for post numbers are hyperlinks instead of simply being a number sign.
My solution would be to get rid of the mice/rats at all costs. You can't apply that everywhere on the truck and they will eventually decide to knaw on some electrical wiring. We had a Sienna van in the shop which the inside had to be gutted to find an electrical issue that cost the owners thousands. They had put live traps inside the van to humanly capture the mice. After they paid there bill I bet you the rat poison came out.i found a cheap way to solve this problem. i use peppermint oil it drives them crazy and it dosenot smell bad. in fact it makes the truck smell like Christmas.
Nissan (and maybe others) make a wiring harness wrap that's impregnated with capsaicin, that's supposed to keep varmints from chewing.Not sure if anyone knows this but Toyota, been told, uses soy as an ingredient in their wire insulators. Supposedly better for the environment. Make a nice tasty snack for the mice. Rat poison is your friend if you don't have any pets around.
No more nests in your plenum but they will just hide in other parts of the van. The only solution is to exterminate the problem.Well, after I put the screen over the large air intake, I thought the mouse/rat problem was over.....wrong! They built a huge nest inside the air breather plenum. I took the cover off to check my air filter and it was packed with nesting material and acorns. I took a circular piece of the 1/2" hail screen (hardware cloth) like I used on the large air intake and stuffed it into the opening of the air intake tube. No more nests.:smile:
Moderators need to.remove this.Our SunBelt parts warehouse has all Air Filters you need, with fast shipping and great prices! We will help you find the right replacement air filter that will perfectly fit your small engine.
Getting a small engine air filter is essential because they don't run without them. If you have an outdoor equipment like lawn mower, snow thrower, tractor or any other, Sunbelt Parts Warehouse is the right place where you can find air filters. An aftermarket air filter comes in the right style and shape for your small engine. Different types of machines can use these filters, from lawn mowers and snow blowers to ATV's and other outdoor machines. So make sure keeping the small engine air filters of your outdoors in the best shape possible and replacing them when they're not.
Your Briggs & Stratton lawn or snow equipment get you through the seasons with a nice looking lawn and a clear snow-free driveway and sidewalk. However, your Briggs & Stratton small engine outdoor power equipment is only as good as the way you take care of your engines. Be sure you change your small engine air filters frequently with our full line of Briggs & Stratton Air Filters. Whether for your snow blower, rider mower, or push mower, we have it all.
If you've read through my other posts regarding the mouse/rat problem, you'll find that I also use poison blocks and traps. Reason: they would also build nests in the open parts of the engine compartment.No more nests in your plenum but they will just hide in other parts of the van. The only solution is to exterminate the problem.
That statement won't hold water! Every vehicle ever built has "holes" in it. My wife's Chrysler had the same problem. Don't blame Toyota, blame Mother Nature.I've had this issue on an '81 p/u, a '92 Corolla, a '00 Tundra, and now a '13 Rav4. Hope I can find the point of entry. Unbelievable that Toyota doesn't address this in otherwise fine vehicles.