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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #1 (permalink)
cyberwraith
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Drivers footwell flooding

Hi folks, I have a little problem. The footwell on the drivers side,
(right), in my Disco one 300 TDi is flooding. It happens even if the car is
parked so I guess it is coming in from above rather than from the wheels or
underneath. We have looked under the facia, lifted the carpets and that big
thick rubber mat and cannot see any obvious signs of entry! My next thought
is to remove the drivers front wing and have a look there. My question is
this..has anyone else come across a similar problem or does anyone have any
ideas as to just where the water is coming in? The car is a 1994 model.

Thanks as always in advance.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #2 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding

so cyberwraith was, like...
> Hi folks, I have a little problem. The footwell on the drivers side,
> (right), in my Disco one 300 TDi is flooding. It happens even if the
> car is parked so I guess it is coming in from above rather than from
> the wheels or underneath. We have looked under the facia, lifted the
> carpets and that big thick rubber mat and cannot see any obvious
> signs of entry! My next thought is to remove the drivers front wing
> and have a look there. My question is this..has anyone else come
> across a similar problem or does anyone have any ideas as to just
> where the water is coming in? The car is a 1994 model.
> Thanks as always in advance.


Are you sure this isn't just the condensed water from the aircon? Common
problem, and much easier to fix if it is!

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #3 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding

On or around Mon, 06 Jun 2005 22:05:37 GMT, "cyberwraith"
<gobledygook@ntlworld.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi folks, I have a little problem. The footwell on the drivers side,
>(right), in my Disco one 300 TDi is flooding. It happens even if the car is
>parked so I guess it is coming in from above rather than from the wheels or
>underneath. We have looked under the facia, lifted the carpets and that big
>thick rubber mat and cannot see any obvious signs of entry! My next thought
>is to remove the drivers front wing and have a look there. My question is
>this..has anyone else come across a similar problem or does anyone have any
>ideas as to just where the water is coming in? The car is a 1994 model.


sunroof.

also check the rubber around the windscreen, but sunroof would be my bet; if
it's the tilt/slide type, then it has drain pipes. If not, (should be on a
300, I think) then it's more likely a dodgy seal.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding

Hi,

There are two rubber nipples above the gearbox in the body shell, these are
your aircon drains. Check they are clear, or you'll get wet carpets :-)

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding


"Neil Brownlee" <n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> There are two rubber nipples above the gearbox in the body shell, these
> are
> your aircon drains. Check they are clear, or you'll get wet carpets :-)
>
> --
> Neil
>

Thanks for the info folks, but my Disco has no sunroof or aircon! It does
have a button which will swap to the internal air rather than external. I
was also considering the windscreen seal last night as has been mentioned
here. Can that possibly be the cause, there is a large amount of water.

Thanks for the help,
Cyberwraith.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #6 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding

And if my series did not flood I would think something were amiss,

Signs of age I guess, given time it will not be a matter of where the water
is coming from but where it is not.

Nice to see Land Rovers keeping up an old tradition :(

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"cyberwraith" <gobledygook@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Hi folks, I have a little problem. The footwell on the drivers side,
> (right), in my Disco one 300 TDi is flooding. It happens even if the car

is
> parked so I guess it is coming in from above rather than from the wheels

or
> underneath. We have looked under the facia, lifted the carpets and that

big
> thick rubber mat and cannot see any obvious signs of entry! My next

thought
> is to remove the drivers front wing and have a look there. My question is
> this..has anyone else come across a similar problem or does anyone have

any
> ideas as to just where the water is coming in? The car is a 1994 model.
>
> Thanks as always in advance.
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #7 (permalink)
Dougal
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding

cyberwraith wrote:

>
> "Neil Brownlee" <n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote in message
> news:d83r96$c1f$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> There are two rubber nipples above the gearbox in the body shell,
>> these are
>> your aircon drains. Check they are clear, or you'll get wet carpets :-)
>>
>> --
>> Neil
>>

> Thanks for the info folks, but my Disco has no sunroof or aircon! It
> does have a button which will swap to the internal air rather than
> external. I was also considering the windscreen seal last night as has
> been mentioned here. Can that possibly be the cause, there is a large
> amount of water.
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Cyberwraith.


I imagine that the roof screws to the shell above the 'screen in the
same way as the RRC. Check that the screws are tight and all present:
mine were not.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #8 (permalink)
Ian Rawlings
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding

On 2005-06-06, cyberwraith <gobledygook@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> has anyone else come across a similar problem or does anyone have any
> ideas as to just where the water is coming in? The car is a 1994 model.


Whip the carpet out, dry the floor off and get the hosepipe out to see
if you can make it leak when you're watching!

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Drivers footwell flooding


"Neil Brownlee" <n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> There are two rubber nipples above the gearbox in the body shell, these
> are
> your aircon drains. Check they are clear, or you'll get wet carpets :-)
>
> --
> Neil
>

Thanks folks for the info and advice. My Disco unfortunately does not have
either a sunroof or aircon! Although I have been considering the windscreen
seal as mentioned earlier on. Could that allow so much water in?

Thanks again
cyberwraith

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:34   #10 (permalink)
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"cyberwraith" <gobledygook@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Neil Brownlee" <n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> wrote in message
> news:d83r96$c1f$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> There are two rubber nipples above the gearbox in the body shell, these
>> are
>> your aircon drains. Check they are clear, or you'll get wet carpets :-)


The windscreen seems to be sealed ok as we cannot see any taces of water
running in from it? Although being honest we have only removed the side
covers inside the windscreen and not the entire facia. Still we shall
continue as I would rather catch this now in summer than later on in winter,
brrrrr.

cyberwraith
>>
>> --
>> Neil
>>

> Thanks folks for the info and advice. My Disco unfortunately does not have
> either a sunroof or aircon! Although I have been considering the
> windscreen seal as mentioned earlier on. Could that allow so much water
> in?
>
> Thanks again
> cyberwraith


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