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

Or just fix it the right way:

I've got a car of a similar vintage to Adam's.  If this bulletin is performed correctly, you can expect NO leaks of any kind.  I've got 100K miles to prove that it works.  Just make sure you don't skip a single step, particularly around the wiper arms.  You might also find that some of this bulletin was performed by a dealer, etc., in the past.

Adam, if you also notice water coming from the rear deck area (like through the electrical compartment or  ECU box), you probably need to seal up those vent holes in the fibreglass also.  It's pretty easy once you get the rear panels removed.  You'll find a giant hole below each rear speaker.

Jake Kamphoefner


From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:09:17 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Water in the Passenger Side Floor Board.


I feel your pain. I was up to my ankles in water by the time I got to
Gettysburg last year.

I fixed this on my car by cutting a piece of aluminum flashing to the
size of the hole, bending it so that it would not create a seal but
rather be open on either end in a sort of sideways D shape, and
sticking it under the cowl. My car has since been in heavy rain and I
have not had this problem, and the openings on either end of the
plenum are still enough to let fresh air in when I use the a/c.

Make sure you bend the aluminum a LOT -- it will try to straighten
itself out upon installation, and if that does happen it will shut off
the fresh air supply; rather, you want it to follow the curve of the
cowl, being convex when viewed from above.

I hope that helps.

Farrar Hudkins

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM, 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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