Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 4
997 : 2004- 64
996 : 1997-2005 50
993 : 1993-1998 9
964 : 1989-1993 1
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 0
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 2
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 1
Boxster : 1997- 13
Cayman : 2005- 12
Cayenne : 2003- 12
Macan : 2014- 3
Panamera : 2009- 2
912-914-924-928-944-968 4
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Body Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Soondra
Newbie


Joined: 12 Aug 2017
Posts: 1



PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: 996 Targa rear seats wet Reply with quote

My Porsche 911 996 Targa (2002) has had an increasingly bad problem of wet rear seats and carpets. It got so bad that my rear left seat was permanently soaked (damaging the leather).

I searched the forums for solutions and couldn't quite work out the issue. But I think it's a common problem and (fingers crossed) I think I worked it out. I did take out a lot of carpets and panels (but I didn't need to).

The problem is a blockage (dirt and rotten leaves I think) in drainage pipe 1 (see the attached diagram). You access the pipe relatively easily by removing the loose carpeted panel at the back of the hatchback area (see photo). The pipe is just at the end of the roof rail.

If you have wet seats in your Targa and this is the cause, remove the rear carpeted panel and get someone to pour water on the roof. If the pipe is blocked, there will be quite a bit of water pouring out (it then spills over the parcel shelf, gets onto the seat area, and then spills onto the carpet).

If this is the problem, pull the pipe off the back and blow it out with a compressor. I unwisely sucked on the pipe, to find a mouthful of sludge.

Anyway, a potentially very expensive (there's a lot of electronics, leather and carpet to get damaged) problem sorted quite easily. I hope this helps.
 



IMG_0479.JPG
 Description:
Drainage pipe 1 behind carpeted rear panel
 Filesize:  122.84 KB
 Viewed:  492 Time(s)

IMG_0479.JPG



IMG_0989.JPG
 Description:
Drain diagram (996 targa)
 Filesize:  88.26 KB
 Viewed:  492 Time(s)

IMG_0989.JPG


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Demort
Paul Ricard


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 3341
Location: Sussex


PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more info on the roofs can also be found here ..

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116450
_________________
Mechanic

7pm - 9pm
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
infrasilver
Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious


Joined: 04 Oct 2010
Posts: 7072
Location: East Midlands

2001 Porsche 996 Targa

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My issue with water ingress in the same area as your was the centre pipe blocked above the B pillar, the water was running down the roof runner to the rear, this drain pipe also seems to shrink over time.
_________________
http://euroroadtripper.blogspot.co.uk/

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 11 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum