Originally Posted by Boxster1971
Does driving your van regularly help? I drive mine as a second household vehicle year round.
We've (a) never had rodent problems in almost 5 years and (b) never go more than a week or two without driving our van.
That's mostly moot, though, because our conditions have changed. The issue of soy-covered wiring was not something that I was either following or concerned with, given that it didn't seem to relate to our circumstances. But with a new engine, my focus has changed.
I don't know how widespread soy wiring is, and I don't know if any of it is in my new engine. I do know that a class action lawsuit against Toyota was dismissed just under a year ago
. The plaintiffs' attorneys may not have handled it correctly. It appears to have been dismissed on the grounds that the rodent damage was not LIMITED to the soy wiring. But it's common knowledge that, once attracted, rodents will chew everything within reach. Even if their damage wasn't exclusive to the wiring, I'd say it was likely that the wiring that brought them in the first place.