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S281sc#1289 01-18-2021 08:38 PM

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Iím almost afraid to post this, but itís just to weird not to! I pulled my supercharger off so I can send it to Jason for service. This is what I found. Any thoughts?

tbar 01-18-2021 09:27 PM

Thatís Weird!
I believe mice like snails. Maybe thatís the dining room

NeoS281 01-18-2021 11:35 PM

Like tbar said, it appears to be a rodent issue. A quick internet search for "snails in engine bay" brought up similar experiences with rodents being the main cause.


Originally Posted by turbobuick forum user

Ken. We had that problem at my place in San Diego, A LOT. IT's not the snails that are causing the damage. It's what is dragging the snails up into your nice warm engine compartment to snack on them that is causing the damage. Same thing happened on Kathy's 87. Would go out and find snail shells all over the place, but mostly clustered in one or two areas. You could tell they weren't there as the result of a meeting ;), but rather had been brought there for some other critter's snack.
Whatever that critter was (squirrel, mouse, rat), it also caused some chew damage :mad:
It was only a problem on the car/s that were forced to sit outside over night or some other place for an extended period. The garaged cars never had the problem.

Dave 01-19-2021 12:01 AM

Where did the previous owner park this vehicle?

S281sc#1289 01-19-2021 09:21 AM

The rodent theory makes sense. I donít see any chewed wires, or have any electrical problems. I donít know much about the carís history. Apparently it sat outside at one time or another!

Jason @ 281m 01-19-2021 08:52 PM

We see this quite often along with rats nest, bird nest, and even a cat once. Clean thoroughly, but try not to "hose down" and let the water go in that hole in the back of the block. It can splash on the flywheel and clutch and cause damage. Use some old towels with simple green or parts wash and clean. I believe vinegar wards away mice, I could be wrong.

Calix Lee 01-19-2021 11:23 PM

What?! How did those nails get into the car?

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