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What the hell is this?

S3 Harj Sep 26, 2010

  1. S3 Harj

    S3 Harj Member

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    The stuff around the ring where you pour in the engine oil which i can only describe as rat droppings?? WTF!

    I noticed this about a couple of months back so cleaned it all up but noticed it again this week, what is it? Any ideas guys?

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  2. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    looks like ..... err.... rat droppings... a big mouse maybe
     
  3. Dazboss

    Dazboss Like A Thristy Dingo ;)

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    Someone told me if you get them to spray WD40 round the engine bay they don't like that & bugger off,
    They can cause so much damage by eating your wiring etc...
     
  4. S3 Harj

    S3 Harj Member

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    Your kidding right? Rats living in engines? FFS whatever next!!

    Where do i start? Just spray WD40 all over the engine?
     
  5. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    I nice warm place to be for a rat/mouse to be

    I think Awesome found a rabbit in a engine bay one? Sure it was in one of the mags?
     
  6. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yeah awesome did find a rabbit hiding in the engine bay, lol.
     
  7. S3 Harj

    S3 Harj Member

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    Ive just sprayed the engine area with WD40, especially the area where the droppings where. Also places a couple of trays of poison around. I still cant believe it, i hate rats! Just the thought of them crawling over my leather seats..i cant bear it, the dirty rodents!!..... I feel sick..
     
  8. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Do you live in a field or sumet? Never known rats to nest etc in cars, especially cars used on a regular bases.
     
  9. S3 Harj

    S3 Harj Member

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    No not really mate, Im scratching my head as well
     
  10. s3 jack

    s3 jack Member

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    This can happen m8 my dad had a rats nest living in the engine bay of his jag and they ate through part of the wiring loom, f**king nightmare cost a fortune to repair. Give the engine a steam clean
     
  11. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Go for a thrash and get the turbo hot and hope its sat on the manifold
     
  12. Dazboss

    Dazboss Like A Thristy Dingo ;)

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    Lol like it,
    Yeah ive heard of it, wouldn't you camp out in one if you were cold. Flush them out if they ent paying rent.
    They wont get in to the cabin area wouldn't of thought.
     
  13. S3 Harj

    S3 Harj Member

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    Hopefully the poison and WD40 will sort it. If not where would you recommend i get a steam clean? Also i heard steam cleaning is bad for the engine, is that true?
     
  14. LiveWire

    LiveWire S3X

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    The little fella must have a good aim!! lol
     
  15. s3 jack

    s3 jack Member

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    not true just make sure u cover any fuse boxes or air filters up with a bag or cling film. most of these big car wash places do it.
     
  16. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    Problem with the poison is that if they do die somewhere you can't see them you'll have a right mission trying to find the dead rat when the smell comes through the AC!
     
  17. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    Might seem a silly question but have you actually had all the plastic engine covers off and had a search around for your furry friend?
     
  18. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    I was just about to say dont put poison in the smell will be evil when it die's in the engine bay
     
  19. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    check in the bonnet lining
     
  20. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    I found the remains of a dead mouse in my engine bay! Perfectly preserved! Yuk!
     
  21. S3 Harj

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    yes searched for a good 20 mins with all covers off.
     
  22. S3 Harj

    S3 Harj Member

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    I see your point. I've taken the poison out now :) I can just see this being a mission. I think jacks suggestion of a steam clean seems to be the best way to go about it..
     
  23. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    Spring traps baited with chocolate mate.
     
  24. Keeno

    Keeno Spooly Spooly Boosty Boosty!

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    Mice particularly like mars bar...
     
  25. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Silver Audi S3

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    Theres a rat in my engine what am i gunna do, theres a rat in my engine what am i gunna do....oh hold on....its kitchen isnt it :)
     
  26. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Black Edition Team Brill Red

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    :Flush:
     
  27. talentwalsh

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    A mate recently had furry invaders in her T- sport. The little buggers did quite a number on some wiring. they even ate through her rear seatbelts!! Turned out they nesting in the box iron of the chassis. Cant remember how she ousted them, ill ask tomorrow if you like?
     
  28. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    lol
     
  29. S3 Harj

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    Yes please. Any suggestions on how to get rid would be helpful.
     
  30. S3 Harj

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    Around the engine bay or under the car?
     
  31. talentwalsh

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    Right, she said she set traps in the boot and blocked up the access holes but she thinks it just left on its own accord. Although the suggestion of using a jack russel dog or similar to hunt it out can work, apparently they go mental for them!! Sorry couldnt be more helpful
     
  32. Biggied

    Biggied They called him mellow yellow.

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    This problem of rodent damage under engine bays is much more common than you would think, I've seen it loads of times, little bastards chew away at all sorts of bits but they seem to like wiring looms the most. In central euorpe Audi will fit a bit of kit that will electricute (sp) the little bugers on entry to the vehicle, I don't know much about the system apart from it was never an option in this country.

    Ewan.
     
  33. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    hmm im gonna get my yorkie to have a sniff around my car now just to be safe
     
  34. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    LOL @ nilz!

    Also, LOL @ this topic! Hope you get it sorted mate!
     
  35. bazil

    bazil BOOM BOOM

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  36. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    wire wool and peppermint oil. they hate that.
     
  37. S3 Harj

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    Thanks. I think the WD40 may have done the trick. It may be that a mouse/rat has come across the few drops of engine oil from a little over spill on the drive way and has led it up the engine to the oil cap. I've heard they do get attracted to oil too.

    I hope this is the case and that its not nesting in there somewhere. :(
     
  38. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Silver Audi S3

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    Nice one dude, hope it is sorted for you.
     
  39. KB

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    i remember not that long a go at work a plumber rolled in about to the job and we could here a meow coming from his van, he opened the bonnet and a cat shot outta the engine bay! He had just driven about 15miles to the job! the only thing he said was "oh yeah, that'll explain the cat noise at the yard this morning!" counldnt believe it!
     
  40. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    So the wd40 got rid of the squeek then?

    Ahem...
     

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