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Old 06-18-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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We recently went for a 7000 km trip. To get ready I did the usual like checking everything and replacing filters. The engine air filter was interesting. When I removed the old one the area under the filter was littered with peanut shells. I suspect chipmunks as we have a trailer and feed them. I wonder however how it is that they are able to get into the air cleaner. I would expect the entry to be screened or some such.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:54 AM   #2
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In theory, the location of the engine air intake above the right front wheel and behind the headlight, should keep Mickey Mouse/Alvin, Simon, and Theodore out of the airbox.

But, some folks have found the "Tube, Intake, Flexible", or Woolly Worm (#7 in the diagram), to be easy to chew through and "tasty" by mouse standards.

You may wish to check your Woolly Worm for tears or an entrance created by the rodents.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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And install a screen!
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:54 PM   #4
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I bet Dave Seville had a screen test for chipmunks!
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