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Old 04-17-2018, 02:50 AM
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That seems to be a common problem with the Duramax Diesel pickups. The last time we needed a harness for a 2008 we were replacing the Turbo on, we had to ship it in from Idaho (it was on National back order).

Kind of like the first Chevrolet Volts when they came out. The main high power leads were made using peanut oil as a release agent when manufacturing them. The first car did not last 1 day on Hoskins Chevrolet lot before the Squirrels came a calling from the Busse Woods Forest preserve across the street. GM told the dealer it was an environmental problem and they would not cover the repair under warranty. Over $3000.00 internal cost to repair it.

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Old 04-17-2018, 02:52 AM
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We use mothballs around our seed corn bags but looks like your getting alot of damage over night. I had to watch videos of the battery powered a24. Thats awesome
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:25 AM
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yes, if you youtube it, it's impressive. It is actuated by a co2 cannister, not a battery. I have not had any luck with it so far.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:37 PM
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My old neighbor had a rat chew up her Saturn, when they ripped up two miles of roads, the rats came into,the neighborhood. They liked the Saturn. Must have been yuppies. Lol
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:54 PM
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If it's squirrels I'd stick with the live trap. Just put 1/2 dozen peanuts on the pan for bait. I caught 7 of them in an afternoon at my cabin.

They're susceptible to being caught right now because coming out if winter there's not a lot of food around.
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They like modern wiring much more than vintage stuff since the modern wiring insulation is vegetable based plastic material and is yummy.

I use old style mouse traps with peanut butter and since we have indoor cats, I put out a bowl of used kitty litter with several pee-clumps in it, just inside all the garage doors. Cat pee drives the mice away. Psychological warfare is a wonderful weapon. I would be happy to sell you some of our patented mice-away clumps at a nominal cost, of course. :-)
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:49 AM
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Soy-based plasticizers...they love it...supposed to be biodegradable..i guess once it goes thru a digestive tract...thats the bio part

ground squirrels around here love it...they ate the wire harness covers right off my dually...didnt touch the wires though

ive seen them destroy interiors too..once they get a taste, i guess they become addicts, or its easier than hunt and gather..i dunno
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