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Retaining Water After Washing/Rain

daytonamart Dec 10, 2018

  1. daytonamart

    daytonamart Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Chaps,

    I have noticed that after cleaning the car water is retained in the engine area.

    I noticed this on Saturday as after cleaning I always go for a drive to dry the brakes of and a lot of water was released when going round corners.

    After the rain at the weekend again the water has been retained somewhere and is slowly dripping itself out.

    it appears a drainage hole is blocked somewhere, after a bit of research it may be under the wiper area?

    Has anyone experienced this or can guide me to where the problem may be?

    Mart.
     
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  3. Daniel1512

    Daniel1512 Registered User

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    i had something similar on my q5 behind my petrol cap it kept filling with water so all i did is blaster the hose down the hole a few time and it worked a treat
     
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  4. B5NUT

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    daytonamart Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  6. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    No one cleans them out at so it just builds up with dirt over the years.
     
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  7. daytonamart

    daytonamart Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Okay, so all cleared out. It turned put to be the drain holes below the plenum chamber and out under the car which was the problem. Kudos to B5NUT!

    Thought I'd get a full service done whilst the car was in and I had feared a sticky front caliper. Turns out both fronts were sticking and I was still getting 50 mpg, result.

    Both front calipers replaced including new disks and pads. Full service and a new OSR coil replaced too, noisy tensioner pulley also replaced while they were in there.

    Now a grand lighter, gulp. Should be okay for the MOT in Feb!!
     

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