Winter Storage of your 510

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Re: Winter Storage of your 510

Post by Byron510 » 24 Oct 2014 16:22

defdes wrote:I was thinking about putting mine on jack stands this year and surrounding the jack stands with a 10" tall ring of steel flashing so the mice can't get in. It's so crazy, it just might work.

:lol: :lol: :lol: that's awesome Jon, but you are right - it might well work!

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Re: Winter Storage of your 510

Post by bertvorgon » 24 Oct 2014 17:10

That would be good, that's funny!

The Tracker we just bought had some small critter living in the corner behind the battery. You would not have believed the nut shells and stuff there. I was really amazed that the wiring was ok.. We have had a problem here in Vancouver with rats going after Nissan wiring in the engine bays.

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Re: Winter Storage of your 510

Post by defdes » 24 Oct 2014 17:52

Living in mouse country I have read A LOT on the subject having had 2 510's to store for the winter. The most effective was done by a guy (who daily drove this car) who made a sheet metal surround that swung open at one end. At 10"-12" tall it was too tall to jump over and too slippery to climb. Pretty ingenious, though I give my spin on it having tried all of the fabric softener sheet etc which did nothing more than make the car smell like a cheap laundromat.

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Re: Winter Storage of your 510

Post by OUTthere » 24 Oct 2014 18:14

The only thing that keeps mice/rats under control here in the deep woods of Oregon.

I just hate when Hooty shits on the porch though.
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