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Old 07-27-2001, 03:00 PM
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Whilst driving along today i had the strangest thing happen, liquid fell on my feet from behind the dashboard, the liquid seemed to be water(no it was not raining!) and there was about a small cup full.
My car is a 1990 C4 LHD and i was driving at the time, this is my first porsche and i am learning fast but have not read about anything like this before.
Can anyone shed any light on this for me and should i be ringing my mechanic?

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Old 07-30-2001, 03:49 AM
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Dear Ian,
Did you have the aircon running or have you had the aircon running. If so I suggest that you have a small hol ein one of your air supply pipes. Not an uncommon problem with many autos. The other source of water like this is a windshield leak. The water gets in, collects over a period of time and when there is enough to overpower whatever is holding it back, it dumps itself over your feet,
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Old 07-30-2001, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for your reply, yes i had the air-con on and it had been on for a while. the liquid hit me as i went round a hard right hand bend,i'll get it checked out..
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Dear Ian,
You need to check your aircon drains as well. Sounds like water is condensing in the air pipes in the interior and dumping itself all over your feet. If thereis a hole you should be able to find this yourself. Slide in on your back with a flashlight and check for the drips,
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Old 08-01-2001, 11:33 PM
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The AC drains under the car between the wheels. Where the steering rack is. It is a rect piece of rubber. 2 drains go into that single drain. I have problems with this on my car. It is very hard to clean out.
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Iant,

I had this exact thing happen to me with my 993. The problem is a clogged A/C drain under the front weels. Get the car up on a rack, open up the drain with a screwdriver (be careful to keep a bucket under the drain -- we drained 2+ quarts of water out of mine) and once drained flush it with compressed air. There are no leaks in you system, it's just the overflow check valve that releases water under the dash when the system backs up.

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