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#4713144 - 04/01/18 10:04 AM Fan Shroud House
1989outlaw Offline

Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 53
Loc: southern oklahoma
Hi folks. While doing a little pre season maintenance I had a mower that would not start . I noticed a bit of grass sticking out from under the fan shroud . When I removed the shroud I found the living quarters of a critter . Mower would have overheated had it ever started but ignition was packed full of trash too, causing the no start. Check and clean those shrouds ever so often . You never know what you will find .

#4713183 - 04/01/18 10:51 AM Re: Fan Shroud House [Re: 1989outlaw]
JohnnyJohnson Offline

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2880
Loc: Wet side WA
Wash it off and wash your hands well Hantavirus. this virus is alive and well in Oklahoma.

Edited by JohnnyJohnson (04/01/18 10:53 AM)
2004 Corolla 122488
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#4713200 - 04/01/18 11:23 AM Re: Fan Shroud House [Re: 1989outlaw]
eljefino Offline

Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32770
Loc: ME
I had one of those in my mower and when I killed the ignition it was so hot it just kept on going (dieseling) until it ran out of fuel. You did good finding it.

#4713209 - 04/01/18 11:41 AM Re: Fan Shroud House [Re: 1989outlaw]
1989outlaw Offline

Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 53
Loc: southern oklahoma
I have found nest in several engines that are kept outside , this one was indoors. I am just glad that no wires or hoses got chewed on.

#4713218 - 04/01/18 11:57 AM Re: Fan Shroud House [Re: 1989outlaw]
andyd Offline

Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7258
Loc: Marshfield , MA
I once had a yellow jacket nest in the door of a seldom used car. Driving it one, day I had several shook up yellow jacket as pssgrs. grin2
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#4713227 - 04/01/18 12:12 PM Re: Fan Shroud House [Re: 1989outlaw]
1989outlaw Offline

Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 53
Loc: southern oklahoma
I had a red wasp nest about 8 inches across under the dash of my boat one year. It made the first trip to the local lake interesting. Some of us ended up jumping in the water before we had originally intended.

#4713578 - 04/01/18 08:20 PM Re: Fan Shroud House [Re: 1989outlaw]
1989outlaw Offline

Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 53
Loc: southern oklahoma
Try to get a little oil down the control cables . That's another problem area or my mowers and other equipment ..Have a good summer fellas .