E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Under bonnet infestation



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
Bee Pee
Captain
United Kingdom
11
Rep
875
Posts

 
Drives: F20 M135i auto EB2
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SW London

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via Skype™ to Bee Pee
Under bonnet infestation

Hi folks,

Just took a call from the dealer as my car is for MOT and some warranty work + having BMWP rear diffuser fitted.

Service tech advised me that I've got pest control problem under the bonnet.

Engine cover insulation is all but gone and some wires chewed.

Anyone else had a vermin problem ?

If so any advice as to how best to deal with it appreciated.

Rat poison in the suspension strust perhaps !!!???

Needless to say the warranty doesn't cover this type of event......so bill could be painful

Dave
Appreciate 0
      09-21-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
MEGA
Dieseasal
MEGA's Avatar
United Kingdom
108
Rep
6,849
Posts

 
Drives: LCI E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Harrow, London

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to MEGA
Oh dear!

Rat poison on hot components not good. The fumes could end up in the cabin.

Physical traps are a much better idea. Or sticky paper (stronger than fly paper) to trap them in place..
__________________
Previously: 2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 8v | 2006 E90 320d M-Sport, 19" BBS CH, Full Ice-cold JL audio install, August 2010 Total BMW 6 page feature car. | 2003 Nissan 350Z GT Coupe 286BHP
Now:2010 E92 LCI 335d M-Sport
Appreciate 0
      09-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
doughboy
Major General
doughboy's Avatar
United Kingdom
85
Rep
6,384
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

LOL - How often do you open your bonnet???

Is he saying they're living on your car, or living in your garage and popping into your engine bay when they're a bit peckish?
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      09-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
IanS100
Colonel
IanS100's Avatar
United Kingdom
32
Rep
2,647
Posts

 
Drives: 320d LCI M Sport Plus
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southport UK

iTrader: (0)

My daughter asked me to look at her car a couple of years back because it was running like a bag of spanners. On investigation we found half a bag of chips dragged up the back of the engine, one HT cable had been nibbled in half & the others all had chunks missing - the cam cover was also covered in baked on mouse/rat sh1t. We put rat poison in small metal dishes stuck around the inner wings & bulheads etc - it took a few weeks to get rid of the creaures altogether but it worked in the end
Appreciate 0
      09-21-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
john-vfr
spender of the kids inheritance
john-vfr's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
114
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 BMW 320d touring
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cheshire

iTrader: (0)

When I bought my car earlier this year I took it in to have new air vents fitted.The dealer said I had mice living in the dash.They had to pull a ton of chewed up paper from inside the ventilation system.I presume it had been parked up in a field for some time.Every time I put the fan on little pieces of paper blew out for ages afterwards.Luckily I haven't had any other problems from it.
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 01:04 AM   #6
Bee Pee
Captain
United Kingdom
11
Rep
875
Posts

 
Drives: F20 M135i auto EB2
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SW London

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via Skype™ to Bee Pee
DB,

Bonnet gets lifted often enough and there's no visible signs when viewing the engine bay.

Problem is under the engine cover which I've no reason to remove so far..........

Car is kept outside, so maybe it's the rodent equivalent of urban foxes, eh?

PD
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #7
Bee Pee
Captain
United Kingdom
11
Rep
875
Posts

 
Drives: F20 M135i auto EB2
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SW London

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via Skype™ to Bee Pee
Update

Car past the MOT.

New vanos solenoids replaced under warranty - pickup and poke much improved
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 02:07 AM   #8
BanziBarn
Lieutenant Colonel
BanziBarn's Avatar
34
Rep
1,789
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 330D E90 LCI Msport
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Foxes climb all over my car I've got scratches all over the place. Not allowed to leave poison out for them though.... they're a big problem though and something needs to be done.

Council not interested.
__________________
Black 330d E90 LCI M Sport Saloon Auto. Privacy Glass, Cream Leather, 6FL, I-Drive/Nav/Bluetooth, Alpine hifi upgrade.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2148&pictureid=44259
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #9
Subzero2003
Captain
9
Rep
665
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pave Dew View Post
Update

Car past the MOT.

New vanos solenoids replaced under warranty - pickup and poke much improved
What were the sympyoms that u had to point to vanos solenoids?
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #10
TripleBlack
First Lieutenant
TripleBlack's Avatar
United Kingdom
3
Rep
346
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW E93 335i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

other than the local cat using my car as a 'cat walk', I'm fine.
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #11
Bee Pee
Captain
United Kingdom
11
Rep
875
Posts

 
Drives: F20 M135i auto EB2
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SW London

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via Skype™ to Bee Pee
Vanos solenoid was CEL coming on randomly, subsequent limp home mode and loss of pickup on part throttle once light was reset.

Car feels spot on now.
Appreciate 0
      09-24-2012, 07:40 AM   #12
Subzero2003
Captain
9
Rep
665
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Great, thanks.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST