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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2002, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Nutty CJ - The Final Chapter

Some time ago I'd written regarding the chipmunk that had been storing acorns in my exhaust, on my manifold, and generally in every other annoying spot it could find on my CJ.

A cruel justice has been wrought.

Haven't driven the CJ for a few weeks since it's been particularly cold and I have nothing resembling heat aboard it... well, besides radiant heat from the floorboards after it's been running a while. Started it up, and as I expected it ran pretty rough. A few singed branches and leaves and acorns came flying out, peppering the new snow. Great, more fodder left by the chipmunk.

The usual protocol I've had for clearing this assorted duff is just to stomp on the gas until it eventually blows out. The obstruction in the driver's side exhaust was particularly troublesome. With a little more throttle, about 4000rpm, the obstruction finally cleared. Shot some fifteen feet from the tailpipe was a very singed, rare-done chipmunk.

And thus the era of CJ as nut storage bin ends. However, I think of it not so much an ending, but a beginning: this January, I'll be moving into a house where I've noted multiple stray cats....
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Re: Nutty CJ - The Final Chapter

Yep, I had a problem with mice building nests atop my intake manifold a couple of years ago. Not something you immediately notice until smoke billows out from under the hood. I removed a couple of nests but didn't have any more problems after a small snake took up residence there...
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