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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-11, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning out the cowl vent

I know Fairlanes have a huge problem with the cowl rusting out because of stuff getting caught in it, and mine has a bunch of leaves and pine needs from a decade sitting under a tree.
Has anyone figured out a technique for cleaning these out? I can't just take the vent off because it's attached to the roof, and there doesn't appear to be any way into it from under the hood.

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Re: Cleaning out the cowl vent

I solved the problem myself, and for anyone that needs to do this in the future:
Take the grates off of the under-dash vents, open them up, and reach up as far as you can. If you have skinny hands and arms, you should be able to get most of the stuff out by hand. Compressed air takes care of the rest.
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Re: Cleaning out the cowl vent

Hey thanks for that lil tip! looks like my 8 yr old daughter is gonna have a new chore after school! Shes got skinny little arms. She said thank you! lol yesterday i used a piece of pinched copper tubing taped to my shop vac and gouging through the holes, it kinda worked

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