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ballcock
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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Check your Drains! Reply with quote

We’ve had some pretty constant rain here in Dublin over the last few days,hopefully you haven’t had it as bad in the UK! ..
Anyway I checked either side of my battery this afternoon and found pools of water just up to the first of the electrical grommits on the bulkhead Surprised

It took a bit of gentle (don’t want to push the rubber bung through) persuasion with a chopstick and some wooden skewers to get the drain masts cleared ... the water was flowing from the passenger side drain for about a minute once cleared!

Get them checked!

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‘98 Ocean blue 996 C2 Tip pressed into daily service.

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deMort
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Joined: 21 Mar 2015
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Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want me to be honest .. push the stupid bungs out and never worry about them again .. they are there to stop rodents entering that area .

If you dont want me to be honest then leave them alone and check them once a week to clear debris Razz

If a 98 to 2000 i think then just leave them alone .. its a long pipe and not a bung on these .

Btw .. yes we have had rain .. yes it wasnt raining when i left work so didnt put on my water proof gear ( i ride a motorbike ) ..

Yes it decided to do a down pour on the 23 miles trip home ..

Yes i ended up with cold bits a man shouldnt have to suffer Floor

yes i actually got my daughter with a hair dryer trying to dry my kit whilst i jumped into a hot shower !
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin

I’m slowly building up a picture of you DM .. it ain’t pretty Razz
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‘98 Ocean blue 996 C2 Tip pressed into daily service.

Ex '83 W460 LWB G Wagen updated with OM602 engine and 6 speed 'box
Ex. '99 996 C2 manual coupe.
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ballcock I got caught with this very problem 3 weeks ago on the day my car first landed home. Soaked the carpet in the passenger footwell. Not the start to 996 ownership that I wanted. Up in Antrim here and that Friday it pissed down.
I had the very same problem with my seat exeo 2 years ago only that time it filled the passenger footwell, flooding the comfort control module. This controls some lighting, windows and other bits but more importantly the door locks and alarm. Ended up getting a matching unit from Poland and and had to pay a local crowd £100 to program it in. All because a 20p part is a bad design. frustrated
 
  
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ballcock
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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed a crazy bloody design. It might be worth pulling the stupid bungs as DM says, alternately I might enlarge the holes in the ‘bungs’ and make them a bit more drain friendly ...
We do like our rain here Ned!
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m not a big fan of the rain but I’m used to it at this stage.lol
I managed to push the passenger side 1 in by accident but it’s in a better place now Laughing
 
  
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