I phoned Wearside Audi in the week to find out if the recall had been done. They entered my registration number into the super computer and stated that my car did not require the upgrade as being an '04 was not affected.
I explained that after a wash I have streams of water following me around roundabouts but they said that it would not be a recall, all they do now is check and clear them out at every service. So I asked why they didn't do it when I recently had the cambelt service done - to which they could not answer but ensure me that I could take it in and they'd sort or I could leave until the next service and they'll do it then (like I'm going to pay someone to minor service it anyway? - Donuts).
Also couldn't be bothered to go all the way there for them to do it and me to dream about a brand new Audi for an hour so I did mine today.
Took the battery out after swearing at the ridiculous design of the battery clamp then to find a huge puddle of water, but no crap or crud anywhere. I was expecting to find a real mess but it's very clean down there, apart from the water. Possibly due to me finidng a clean low mileage car?
At first I was looking for a grommet. Couldn't find one at all in over 2" of water. Was feeling around in that cold water for ages and no luck. Loosened the expansion tank, moved it aside and tried from underneath but still couldn't feel a grommet as I was looking for something protruding to grab hold of and pull out.
Eventually squezed the heater matrix hoses together to release the water which took forever to drain. Then got a torch to continue the search. Finally found a flat rubber insert under the air con hoses
At this point I must add that this is the biggest grommet I've ever experienced, it's almost the size of a packet of 10 cigarettes and resembles nothing like a grommet at all, infact it's more like a black rubber Always Ultra.
Removed it, folded it in half and cut a section out of it with a bread knife.
Daylight was nearly over at this point and trying to find the other under the servo on a black car was hard and didn't manage to get at it.
So can anyone tell me if the one under the servo 'needs' to come out or will my mod be enough?
The puddle was large and long and went under the servo but was gone when I'd finished but I don't like doing things by halves so would rather go back and find the other fanny pad if needed.