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Dear PoPville – Rats in my Car Engine!

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm 39 Comments


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“Dear PoPville,

I have a rather gross question for your readers. Has anyone had an issue with rats in their car engine? I am not talking about chewing wires, which seems somewhat common, but getting caught in moving parts and causing lots of damage (drive belt, timimg belt, tensioners etc). This has happened twice now, within a couple months. The first time was bad enough but after the second time I am wondering if the dealer’s service center is being less than honest since the car is still under warranty. If it happened to me twice it has to have happened to someone else, right? I can deal with rats in the alley but I can’t shell out thousands of dollars on repairs every year! Just curious, either way I am parking on the street from now on.”

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