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    Did the peppermint oil work as a pest repellent?

    I've heard for long term storage to use dryer sheets and even Irish Spring soap. I've used both and the mouse / rat will carry away the chunks of Irish Spring soap (1/2 bar!) - I ended up getting a Costco pack to replenish as needed. I don't think they're using my engine compartment as a toilet anymore, at least topside.

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    Thanks for asking. I think so, the mice have not returned (to my knowledge).
    Good to know about soap bars!
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    When I stored my car in a friend's barn using dryer sheets and moth balls, mice still found a way to make a nest in the engine bay...on top of a dryer sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    When I stored my car in a friend's barn using dryer sheets and moth balls, mice still found a way to make a nest in the engine bay...on top of a dryer sheet.
    ffffffffffffffffffff but lol that's hilarious

    Irish Spring has been pretty friendly to my car. I've stored it 4 or 5 times so far and have been reusing the same bar of soap for all of them
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    I just hope I don't have to pay for this mouse debauchery twice.
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
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    Buying Irish Spring soap as we speak!
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    ffffffffffffffffffff but lol that's hilarious

    Irish Spring has been pretty friendly to my car. I've stored it 4 or 5 times so far and have been reusing the same bar of soap for all of them
    Nice, glad to see others using the same. I initially thought my brother was playing a joke on me with the Irish Spring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Buying Irish Spring soap as we speak!
    Perhaps periodically check to see if the rodent(s) carried off the soap in attempts to get rid of it. I have to check once every 2 weeks, sometimes it's there and sometime it's gone. The half bar of soap had characteristic bite marks all over it. The first time I found it 15' away on top of the wall (really strange), and the second time it was 5' away on the ground, and then it was no where to be found this third time. I'm stepping up to placing a couple full bars of soap now.

    Good luck, keep us posted!

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    @ 121,642 miles changed oil and filter.
    And buying some new headlight bulbs as one of them is out.
    These Philips H11 CrystalVision ultra Upgrade Headlight Bulb (Pack of 2): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480GYSA/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=BMW%7C31&Model=325 i%7C173&Year=2005%7C2005&ie=UTF8&vehicleId=2&vehic leType=automotive
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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