[DML] Re: fresh air hole under windshield cowl -- is it just a hole?
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[DML] Re: fresh air hole under windshield cowl -- is it just a hole?



I believe the water in your car is from the AC. The AC drain is probably clogged. This is very common, especially after 25 years the rubber gasket material, etc. deteriorates, falls apart and clogs the drain. It can be a pain to clear out sometimes.

The open hole you see has another drain for the rain and car wash water right over the fuel pump boot - which is why a good fuel pump boot is necessary too. This is the drain that can become clogged by leaves and trash. If this drain is clogged then water from rain and car washing can find its way into the car.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@...> wrote:
>
> Gang,
> 
> What is the usual arrangement for the fresh-air hole underneath the 
> windshield cowl? Mine is just a big gaping hole, which means that I can 
> get leaves, pine needles, bugs, and lots of water into my HVAC system. 
> (I had over an inch of water accumulate in the footwells on the way to 
> and from Gettysburg, and more sloshing over my feet with every hard turn.)
> 
> I managed to put a thin piece of aluminum flashing over the hole, but 
> even though it's convex and therefore has open spaces on either end, it 
> doesn't allow *enough* fresh air in at once to get good air flow into 
> the air conditioning on "normal" -- "max" is, of course, fine.
> 
> Is there a missing screen or other such arrangement? I've seen no such 
> thing in the parts manual, but I also know that the manual is missing 
> many items.
> 
> On the other hand, if the rat-sized hole is standard and any of you have 
> devised a way of reducing intrusion of things apart from air, I'd 
> appreciate if you shared your secret with me. My DeLorean lives outside, 
> and I do occasionally have to drive it in the rain, but I also like to 
> use the air conditioning on "normal."
> 
> Thanks in advance!
> 
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613
>




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