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Old 01-04-2002, 18:57   #1 (permalink)
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What's this firewall fitting for?

There is a moulded projection on the EA S firewall cover thingy about level with the bottom horizontal tube on the intake manifold, midway between the manifold and the inner edge of the suspension tower. It has a hole facing forward. Behind it there is a plastic tube coming from the firewall. Presumably a cable or tube goes through it. Can't see what it comes from without pulling out the dash. Can't pick it up in the workshop manual. Am I missing out on something or is it just there for something on higher spec EA's?
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Old 01-04-2002, 19:22   #2 (permalink)
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Condensor outlet for the airconditioner
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Condensor outlet for the airconditioner
Does this mean it's a drain tube? Is it OK with just the plastic tube as is?
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From memory the outlet tube has a slight taper on it, tapering back towards the firewall at the bottom. Regardless, if it is the condensor outlet, it should be fine as is....(it just removes the moisture from inside the car when aircon is on)
To confirm it run the aircon for a while, & see if water drips out.....
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To confirm it run the aircon for a while, & see if water drips out.....
EA S,isthat why you jacked the car up????????to see the water run out of the condensor??hehehehehehe(just kidding)LOL
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EA S,isthat why you jacked the car up????????to see the water run out of the condensor??hehehehehehe(just kidding)LOL
No, that was later when I'd supported it properly on about 300 jackstands to support the front only. The stupid one was inspecting the right P/S boot area.

When the jack let go, it wasn't water coming out and it wasn't coming out of the car, and it wasn't condensed either.
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No, that was later when I'd supported it properly on about 300 jackstands to support the front only. The stupid one was inspecting the right P/S boot area.

When the jack let go, it wasn't water coming out and it wasn't coming out of the car, and it wasn't condensed either.
You'll have to pardon my sick sense of humour,gets me into trouble sometimes.

As for the last part of your post;i don't think i'll go there.hehehe

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If the EA is built similar to my XG ute then it may be where all the coolant leaks out when your heater core springs a leak :redcry: It sounds the same. Of course this happened to me in the middle of winter, will have to fix that before it starts getting cool again. Not looking forward to pulling the complete dash out - access is from inside the car to the HVAC unit.
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If the EA is built similar to my XG ute then it may be where all the coolant leaks out when your heater core springs a leak :redcry: It sounds the same. Of course this happened to me in the middle of winter, will have to fix that before it starts getting cool again. Not looking forward to pulling the complete dash out - access is from inside the car to the HVAC unit.
For what it's worth, I removed the dash on my EA recently to do a pedal box and it's not that bad, although time-consuming, if you follow the manual closely. The steps don't always go in the order you'd expect from looking at it. Jase did his in about three hours, and I was about twice that but I was stuffing around a fair bit. A decent half day should get it in and out easy.
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