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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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I have an old 99 Polaris Xplorer and trying to figure out how mice are getting into the clutch housing. I plug the housing breather tube with a plumbing test plug . The air intake for carb is plugged as well as the exhaust pipe. . No holes or gaps in the housing cover. Last time at camp I removed the plugs ,started it up and a small amount of nesting material and a fresh mangled mouse came out of the clutch breather . When we left I tied a cotton ball soaked with peppermint oil on a string and dropped down inside the housing. Hoping that works.
Any idea where else they can access thru to the housing?

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I would have no idea, but I had mice destroy an outboard engine that was stored in my lawn shed. I got it out for duck season about a week before the season and hooked up the gas line with the lower unit in a 5 gal bucket and tried to start it, it tried to start, ran for a short while and quit. I took off the cowling and found it completely full of mouse nest. some of it got sucked into the engine. It wasn't worth the price to get it fixed. I bought a new engine and stored it in my basement.
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I would have no idea, but I had mice destroy an outboard engine that was stored in my lawn shed. I got it out for duck season about a week before the season and hooked up the gas line with the lower unit in a 5 gal bucket and tried to start it, it tried to start, ran for a short while and quit. I took off the cowling and found it completely full of mouse nest. some of it got sucked into the engine. It wasn't worth the price to get it fixed. I bought a new engine and stored it in my basement.
Had mice in the cowling of my Mercury, fortunately nothing was chewed. I take the cowling off now when I park the boat for the winter. Mice want to be inside something to build a nest.
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Dryer sheets.
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Dryer sheets.
I put them in the Chevelles when I store them for the winter. I have never had any sign of them in either car. ( They can put a hurting on a headliner or bucket seat )
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I put them in the Chevelles when I store them for the winter. I have never had any sign of them in either car. ( They can put a hurting on a headliner or bucket seat )
I put them in all the drawers in my camper, seems to work.
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There is a inlet and outlet on Polaris cvt housing, Check to see if mice chewed a hole in it
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There is a inlet and outlet on Polaris cvt housing, Check to see if mice chewed a hole in it
There is an outlet on the left side, a snorkel is attached to the clutch housing. I remove the snorkel and use a test plug to block that. The last time I had the cover off I don't recall seeing an inlet hole anywhere. No holes chewed that I couild see. Would the inlet be on the right side under the access fender panels? going to google that.

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Jag,Looking at the gas tank from riders position ,There are 2 intakes. The pipe on the back left side of the gas tank goes to the clutch cover as does the one on the side of the gas tank. One is inlet other is the exhaust for cooling the clutch, Hope this helps
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I had problems with them getting into my Jeep that I kept up at the cabin. I put a couple of moth balls in a baggie and poked holes in the baggie and stuck them all over the engine compartment and on top of the tires and a few on the floor around the tires. Seemed to do the trick. Just try to keep track of the ones in the engine compartment.

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