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Old 6th October 2012, 11:37   #21
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WOW!!!!! Just checked the plenums on mine finally and found 3 1/2 inches of water in there and a piece of somebodys shirt!!!, will put pics up later, anyone who hasnt done this, do it NOW!!!!.
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My carpets get wet and I don't have a sunroof. Drivers footwell and then rear driver's side. Plenums clear and kept clear as did my own mod. The water finds its way in somewhere!!!

Strange though after last nights downpour - dry as a bone. It seems to be long periods of rain when car is left standing for a few weeks...

I guess this could be one of many things; first port of call the front screen and the various clips that hold the trim on; second is whether it can come in around the door seals??

My doggy aroma was the sunroof and now its as dry as a sea biscuit thanks to Arctic's excellent thread but sadly if you have no SR it must be something else.

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The tubes should be in place on all models from 99 through to the time of closure, if not there i have heard that some dealer removed the tubes why i dont know maybe thinking its the best bet other than ECU damage if missing i would suggest replacing.

I am in the process of adding to this thread the spyhole mod, and the plenum leaf collector with pics as always so they are all in one place on a thread to save new members searching from one post or thread to another.

The first chance i get i will try and get a camera down the plenum chamber with the tube removed and see what lies below Arctic.
look forward to a pic of 'what lies beneath'!!

I think this looks to me like a dealer mod on mine then as the tube is absent and I can clearly see the road below. (and I can pretty much hose it and no water comes in anywhere??
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WOW!!!!! Just checked the plenums on mine finally and found 3 1/2 inches of water in there and a piece of somebodys shirt!!!, will put pics up later, anyone who hasnt done this, do it NOW!!!!.
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Hope you going to do the spyhole mod now it makes it much easier to check also change the pollen filter as it must be soaking with that amount of water in the plenum looks like you have had a lucky escape Arctic
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Hope you going to do the spyhole mod now it makes it much easier to check also change the pollen filter as it must be soaking with that amount of water in the plenum looks like you have had a lucky escape Arctic
Yes, just Pricing up replacement filter now, thankyou.

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Had my 75 for about 6 weeks now, after reading this thread I thought it was time I checked mine.
It appears that someone has modified my central one - it has a grommet type thing at the top, which looks like the original, but there's no centre in it.
Underneath that, there is what appears to be a length of rubber tube with an inner diameter of 10 - 15mm which goes town to the floor level of the car.
Shine a torch down and I can clearly see the road underneath, it's not blocked & my plenum's bone dry.
Seems like the old girl's had a pretty enthusiastic owner at some point.
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Well, feel better now, plenum all nice and dry, new pollen filter and spyhole mod done, thanks to all for the pictures and how to's on here.


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Had my 75 for about 6 weeks now, after reading this thread I thought it was time I checked mine.
It appears that someone has modified my central one - it has a grommet type thing at the top, which looks like the original, but there's no centre in it.
Underneath that, there is what appears to be a length of rubber tube with an inner diameter of 10 - 15mm which goes town to the floor level of the car.
Shine a torch down and I can clearly see the road underneath, it's not blocked & my plenum's bone dry.
Seems like the old girl's had a pretty enthusiastic owner at some point.
looks and sounds like my first 75 but I doubt its all the way up there!!
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Get checking folks it's easy enough to do following what steve has done here

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Well, feel better now, plenum all nice and dry, new pollen filter and spyhole mod done, thanks to all for the pictures and how to's on here.


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Glad that you caught it in time lets hope all the mebers check them and regular at least once a week with the old jack frost about now you will be carring your own giant ice cube if you do not that water will turn a solid block, then if it rains or you decide to wash the car water on top of that will soon reach the ECU just not worth it rod and rod again is the name Arctic
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