[DML] Re: Water in the Passenger Side Floor Board.
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[DML] Re: Water in the Passenger Side Floor Board.



Farrar used to have the same problem. At DCS'08 it rained Saturday afternoon. Saturday night he had about an inch of water standing in his floorboards. Near as we could figure it was coming in through the windshield plenum -- a separate aluminum sheet metal assembly that is pop riveted to his fiberglass underbody. His plenum drain right above the fuel pump was clear -- water poured from an ice bucket into the plenum run right out. We dragged his carpets into the hotel room overnight, which was did absolutely no good. Farrar drove part way home with the wet carpets under the hood, then set the other end of the car on fire, which didn't dry them out much either. 

Farrar made a rain guard from aluminum flashing and inserted it between the plastic plenum screen and the plenum itself. The guard is slightly bowed, which does allow air to come in the ends. I'm sure external ventilation efficiency is reduced, but is that really a big concern in sweltering Louisiana? (Farrar burns his A/C pretty much year 'round). The important thing is he has been caught in downpours since with absolutely no water intrusion into the passenger compartment whatsoever. It rained on us for 3 days straight when we resurrected #2613, and the floorboards were as dry when we finished as before we started. (Wish I could have said the same for US -- we were soaked to the bone).

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Adam Lee" <delorean852003@...> wrote:
>
> The water that was in my passenger side floor board was not from a plugged up ac hose. I got caught in a rain storm and I believe the water is coming in from the windshield cowl. There was water was dripping from the bottom of the evap/blower assembly. The quick fix is simlpy never to have the Delorean in heavy rain but would like to know if there is a seal that has eroded away or some other problem so I never have this issue again. Any help or ideas are appreciated. I hope everyone has a great St. Patricks Day!
> 
> Thanks, 
> 
> Adam Lee
> VIN 01913
>




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