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wet front passenger floor
« on: 02 November 2017, 19:56:07 »

Howdy chaps and chapettes

Mega been lying for a week or two in a very slight downhill position. Noticed the inside of screen was beads of water, thought mm not seen that before, must have a water leak, sure enough front n/s floor is swimming. What is common prob causing this?

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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #1 on: 02 November 2017, 20:27:00 »

When that happened to me, it was a blocked skuttle drain (nearside of the car) and the pollen filter was swimming in water too.
At the bottom of the drain is a rubber bung with a supposed one-way flap in it, to let water out and prevent engine fumes from entering the car.
Serek applied a very technical solution to mine.....he threw the bugger away!  :y 8)

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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #2 on: 02 November 2017, 20:31:29 »

Yep, scuttle drain blocked.  :y
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #3 on: 02 November 2017, 22:57:22 »

This is placed down under the pollen filter then? So how does water get in, is it through vents? Have had a lot of rain recently. I've also just recently sealed scuttle under wipers as it was dripping into engine bay.
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #4 on: 02 November 2017, 23:03:36 »

Remove the pollen filter for easier access - there should be a guide - and right at the bottom there will be this rubber thing, but it could be obscured by a lot of debris if not recently cleared.
Poke a stiff wire/thin rod down it and it should open the flap and release the water, etc.
If your probe won't open the flap, give it the Serek technical solution.....

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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #5 on: 02 November 2017, 23:23:21 »

This is placed down under the pollen filter then? So how does water get in, is it through vents? Have had a lot of rain recently. ........
The drain blocks up & rain water over flows into the car where the heater fan blows into the car
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #6 on: 02 November 2017, 23:36:44 »

My scuttle drain is rather full but I think it still just about lets water out. but I had a wet drivers side carpet in my 3.2 estate and it turned out to be the sunroof drain tubes were blocked. so I blasted some WD40 down them and it seemed to clear the problem.
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #7 on: 03 November 2017, 07:09:33 »

My scuttle drain is rather full but I think it still just about lets water out. but I had a wet drivers side carpet in my 3.2 estate and it turned out to be the sunroof drain tubes were blocked. so I blasted some WD40 down them and it seemed to clear the problem.

Wont have that problem as no sunroof!
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #8 on: 03 November 2017, 09:27:46 »

 Ive had that in the past,sounds like scuttle drain I check mine whenever I get the chance ie very often
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #9 on: 03 November 2017, 10:41:36 »

Ive had that in the past,sounds like scuttle drain I check mine whenever I get the chance ie very often

I'd never checked down that deep hole under cabin filter, well just a cursory glance and just seen chassis leg & bulkhead.
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #10 on: 03 November 2017, 11:24:28 »

I just remove the bung entirely, causes more probs than it solves
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #11 on: 03 November 2017, 19:41:15 »

Grifter sounds like your drain plug has already been removed.
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #12 on: 03 November 2017, 20:10:51 »

Grifter sounds like your drain plug has already been removed.
Not so fast...

The drain has the main ecu/body wiring loom running directly above it and through a grommet on the bulkhead rendering it almost invisible  ;)
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #13 on: 03 November 2017, 21:09:00 »

I was getting wet carpets even though the scuttle was clear. I had bad corrosion towards the bottom of the chassis leg where the plates of metal seam together. I painted the area with bitumen paint to seal again.  I also ran a bead of clear silicon at the bottom of the windscreen where it hits the rubber seal as there were visible gaps. Also the corner of the seal wasn't sealing up against the glass.
So far the car is dry despite heavy rain since I did the work. :D
Hope you manage to cure as it's a pain having to dry the inside of your screen before driving off. :-\
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Re: wet front passenger floor
« Reply #14 on: 04 November 2017, 21:01:23 »

Same with me - nearside scuttle like a swimming pool

Just reach down into the water and clear the blockage at the bottom

It'll be like going to the loo after 10 pints of Guinness !! It'll flow out

Other issue is there's a bunch of wiring loom submerged too which didn't create a problem on mine but could easily have done so.
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