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naikam
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Wet door carpets Reply with quote

Last year I noticed the carpet on the bottom of both doors on my 997 cab were soaking wet after a rainstorm, I took it to a independant porsche specialist who told me it was a common problem,and said silicone sealant was the answer and it was for 6 months but now it is happening again,has this happened to anybody else.[/img]
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very common problem (especially if the car lives outside or is used in the rain, road debris gets washed down the drain holes and blocks them, then the next time it rains the drain holes overflow and water gets in the car).

Rod your drain holes (or rather, get OPC to)







Door membranes:



Not a 996 or 997, but this is basically what the membrane is/does:






Do this when any debris may be soft and moist (ie after extended rain, or at a pinch after a decent washing drench).

Use an airline to blow clear, or old springy type plastic coated curtain "rod" (net-curtain wire) - you want it firm enough to push, but flexible enough to go round radii and not puncture the drain tubes with sharp edges:



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4..

How do you gain access to top of rear drain channel and tube,is it under the roof cover..?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Porsche, access is from the bottom (unless you have a sunroof).
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Drain tubes cabrio Reply with quote

Hi GT4 Do you know how to access drain tubes on 996 Cabrio With soft top half way down can't see them. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only what is on the diagrams.

You may have easier access via the lower exits rather than top side.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a look at this previous post, it may help

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=49406
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Drain tubes cabrio Reply with quote

kevtina wrote:
Hi GT4 Do you know how to access drain tubes on 996 Cabrio With soft top half way down can't see them. thumbsup


They are there. Just gently pour a jug of water with your roof half up and you will see where it flows too.

It then goes into a collector not far from your rear speakers, and from there will either overflow onto your carpet or drain behind the wheel arch, depending on whether your drain is blocked or not.

It'll be the lower part that is blocked.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify, the positions of some of the drain holes are behind the wheel arch liner.

This is illustrated in the diagrams and the photo of the wheel arch (!) earlier in the thread.

The exits you need to clear look like grommets.



 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Wet rear footwell! (AGAIN) Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Just to clarify, the positions of some of the drain holes are behind the wheel arch liner.

This is illustrated in the diagrams and the photo of the wheel arch (!) earlier in the thread.

The exits you need to clear look like grommets.





Having read (mainly) your excellent pointers on this issue, I have to clear my roof drains - presumably the ones that drain in to the rear arches?

As per: http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=72957

I am guessing that I need to take off teh whole arch liner on side that is wet and clear the drain 'grommet' as per your piccy? HAve never done this before - something that Porsche Assist or AA would help with?

Or stick it in to OPC and ask them?

Bit of a two left thumbs chap wrt my car Smile

Thanks in advance
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Rregarding the wet carpet Reply with quote

Hi,

In every rainy season, I often observe that carpets of my car are getting wet and I am very irritated with this please suggest me some ideas to prevent it.

Thanks
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam, it is all explained in the thread, read it from the beginning and follow the links mate.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can say what model of car you have then i can help point out the usual places .

Also which carpets are actually getting wet .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: Rregarding the wet carpet Reply with quote

sam21 wrote:
Hi,

In every rainy season, I often observe that carpets of my car are getting wet and I am very irritated with this please suggest me some ideas to prevent it.

Thanks

Please suggest me asap
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same question .. what car do you have .. coupe , with sunroof or cabriolet or Targa .. where is it getting wet .. front or rear ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Wet door carpets Reply with quote

Hello, Gt4,

Thanks for sharing car carpet images is very nice I glad you. But any situation creates a problem to contact my company. Because of My company provide carpet services so, please reply to this thread.


Thanks, again!
 
  
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