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How many of you have bonnet steam in rain?

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    [Oct 16, 2013]
    Good morning guys,

    driving to work this morning I was stuck in traffic and noticed I had steam coming from the bonnet?
    I am assuming this is because the heat under the bonnet is hot which causes the rain to evaporate quickly?
    my car has been mapped with all the mods for stage 2+

    anyone else have this problem and is there a way to fix it?
    it is rather embarrassing whilst stopped and steaming away!

    any info is appreciated
    thanks

    will
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    It's normal, especially worse if the bonnet soundproofing is removed.
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    thanks for the quick response :)
    yes my soundproofing has been removed to help lose the heat. Is it worth putting it back on?
    bare in mind I do have a stage 2+ car.

    Thanks
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    No leave it off, the paint will not get damaged at all.
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral

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    I seriously wouldn't worry about removing the soundproofing.....as you know,mine is a Stg4 car,with all the soundproofing in place,and heat is not an issue.
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    Thanks for the advice guys really appreciate it :)
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    Mines only the 2.0FSI and I get this on wet, rainy days. Thought it was just me!
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    Most if not all cars will do this standing in traffic on a cold rainy day.....not a problem until the steam starts to come out from under the bonnet!
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    [Nov 10, 2013]
    I don't have any bonnet soundproofing on my 2.0L Tdi. Should I have it?
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    yes but you don't need it
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    Thanks. I now want to know why it's been removed. I only have had it 3 weeks
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    could be a number of reasons, clips could have broken and was hanging down so was removed, bonnet could have been painted and was never put back on, wouldn't really worry about it though
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    Ok. Just wondered. I have all the Audi service records and it doesn't say it's had any paint work :)
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    My car is from 2005. I have the soundproofing sill on. I've noticed when I tried to clean it that it has some sort of sponge inside. This sponge is now very brittle, maybe due to age. And I don't think that the proofing is efficient as it was when new. Also seems to leave a lot of dust.
    This may be a reason for removing it.
    I wanted to buy a new one but it is expensive.
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    I removed mine because it was falling apart, but also to lose heat from under the bonnet quicker,
    however now its winter I see alot of bonnet steam I may need to buy a new soundproofing insulation to go under the bonnet again as it is quite embarrassing when stuck in traffic and the car is steaming away.

    any idea on part numbers? For the clips and the sound proofing?
    audi s3 2007 pre facelift

    Will
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