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 2/3/14 9:32pm
396c4
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, - Canada

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96 Vette with extensive list of mods, many one-off and custom.


Joined: 12/7/2011
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Last year I winterize my girl and tucked her under a cover, on a 4 post lift 3 ft off the concrete garage floor. So warm day comes and I figure a warm-up is in order. When I opened the door, there was a trail of bird seed shells all around the perimeter of the cabin! Nothing was chewed but I was PO'd Angry .  There are lots of chipmunks around and one of those little suckers was using my car as his private diner.

Vacuumed her clean and then the hunt for the access hole was on. Even on the lift, Iíve hunted and looked but I canít find it. I thought maybe around the shifter but it's tight. Has to be on the firewall, around a wiring hole, but I canít find it. In the mean time, I had heard that Fabreze deodorizers will chase them out and for to bucks worth a shot. Darned if it doesnít work.

Still like to know where the hole is. Anybody else? (Glad I'm not in Texas trying to keep slithering critters out!)
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Re: Winter Critters (2/4)
 2/4/14 4:04pm
Lindenbob
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Linden, PA - USA

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1993 Artic White Coupe


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Your on the right track. Throw some dryer sheets around the walls of your garage and put a few inside the car (makes car smell good too). Critters don't like the smell for some reason. Also don't feed the birds, it is like a buffet for all sorts of critters.

I stopped feeding the birds some years back and have used dryer sheets for years and have not had one critter in the garage here in Pennsylvania.
Re: Winter Critters (3/4)
 2/4/14 9:07pm
carlc1ny
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Rome, NY - USA

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Dryer sheets work well in the interior and I put some old (but clean) hunting socks full of "moth balls" under the hood in various spots. Rodents (of all calibers) are attracted to a lot of rubber items under the hood, such as your spark plug wires as they have a vegetable oil base. This all seems to work well here in Central New York during winter storage months. Sure wish the Ground Hog didn't see his shadow, we need to get out of this winter rut!

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Re: Winter Critters (4/4)
 2/13/14 2:41pm
BroHam
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Detroit, MI - USA

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396c4 said:

Still like to know where the hole is. Anybody else? (Glad I'm not in Texas trying to keep slithering critters out!)


I found a small hole in my C4 on the leading edge of the toe box on the drivers side.  it is right right on the corner next to the body seem so maybe it was made by a miss placed jack?  or it hangs down low so speed bump?