That's 2 hours of my life I won't get back

Discussion in 'Fiat' started by knokinonabit, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

    Dec 28, 2011
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    Stokesley, North Yorks
    After washing the MH I noticed that the area around the windscreen wiper mounts had standing water. I recall reading on the forum that this was a troublesome area and decided to investigate.
    Fiat, for whatever reason, put the smallest drain-off tubes known to man here.
    The wiper arm mechanism is sat under water, and goodness knows where the water will eventually drain to and what damage it could cause.

    After getting rid of the water at both sides, and finding the drains, I stripped a length of wire out of a three core household cable. This was strong enough to push into the drain hole, but flexible enough to follow the route of the drain pipe. After much pushing, twisting and swearing I managed to get the wire to go right through. I then repeated this for the other side. Filled up a jug with water and poured it into the recesses and low and behold, it drained away. All down my trouser leg and into my shoe. Guess I was stood to close. :blusher:

    The main drain for this area is huge, so why not put something sensible in for the other two ?
    This will now become one of my regular checks as I will become paranoid about water entering "the works". :banghead:
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  2. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Feb 24, 2013
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    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    we have a real problem at home with silver birch seeds blocking ours

    on an older car once we regularly got a wet foot well due to this

    I am now keen on checking

    good heads up for others (y)

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