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bernhund

Original Poster:

2,115 posts

90 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Yes it's true...I have a sweaty Nob. I've never had a car in the past that sweats like mine. If I leave it out over night at this time of year the windscreen ends up dripping wet on the inside within a few hours and the smell is musty. I recon I could grow mushrooms in it inadvertently.
I don't have wet carpets and the floor was renewed and sealed recently. So why is this? What makes the Nob different?If I leave the windows down a little, all is well but as we all know any rain will be in within minutes.

ThatPhilBrettGuy

11,628 posts

137 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Check behind and under the seats as well. The water's in there somewhere frown

Hollowpockets

5,809 posts

113 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Check the rear window deal where it meets itself bottom centre of the window, it will be running in down the back of there if you've had your floor done properly.

Just make sure the two parts of the window seal meet properly and the seal is in place all round the window.

joust

14,612 posts

156 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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In the meantime, get some silica kitty litter and an set of old tights. Fill the tights half full with kitty litter, twist and turn inside out. Leave on the centre console and you'll have something to soak up the moisture, and you can put them on the radiator to 'renovate' them time and time again.

J

Gadgeroonie

5,350 posts

133 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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joust said:
In the meantime, get some silica kitty litter and an set of old tights. Fill the tights half full with kitty litter, twist and turn inside out. Leave on the centre console and you'll have something to soak up the moisture, and you can put them on the radiator to 'renovate' them time and time again.

J
Kinky !

Hollowpockets

5,809 posts

113 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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When my car was damp inside I put it in the garage with a dehumidifier inside the car and windows closed, It sucked 3 litres of water from the air in two days. :O it's amazing how much gets in.

joust

14,612 posts

156 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Hollowpockets said:
It sucked 3 litres
And Gadge complains about my post!

Hollowpockets

5,809 posts

113 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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joust said:
nd Gadge complains about my post!
rofl

AMG Merc

9,368 posts

150 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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bernhund said:
Yes it's true...I have a sweaty Nob.
Fear not old boy - help is at hand...


bernhund

Original Poster:

2,115 posts

90 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Lovin' the replies chaps...both amusing and helpful at the same time!

bernhund

Original Poster:

2,115 posts

90 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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AMG Merc said:
bernhund said:
Yes it's true...I have a sweaty Nob.
Fear not old boy - help is at hand...

Clearly Rob, you got that out of the drawer next to your bed...what I don't understand though is why it's got pictures of mushrooms on it?

AverageMPH

485 posts

59 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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bernhund said:
Clearly Rob, you got that out of the drawer next to your bed... what I don't understand though is why it's got pictures of mushrooms on it?
rofl

AMG Merc

9,368 posts

150 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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rofl them's aint mushrooms - them's of the Hebrew persuasion wink

bernhund

Original Poster:

2,115 posts

90 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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The one on the left looks a bit sore.

R0162

2,435 posts

61 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Apart from typical floor pan reseal which everybody does, get a tube of tigerseal and go around the car to plug up the holes .

Check where the wishbones bushes bolt through the bulhead these have to be sealed from inside the footwell.

Check the L shaped access panels to footwell and door pillar are sealed all around inside the front arch, and are also sealed underneath.

Check the vertical footwell panel in the front wheel arch and make sure rivets are sealed and check underneath to make sure it is sealed to the chassis bar.

Check where cables and air con pipes come through to passenger footwell.

Check drivers side pedals where steering column, cables etc.. comes through and brake master cylinder.

You can also try in the engine underpan making a access panel to close up the battery access hole, close in the middle triangle rear of the tunnel, as water can spray up there and run back down the rear bulkhead and past the chassis bar.

Check rear window is sealed properly.

Has anybody ever tried creating a splash guard for the front wheel wells that goes around the wishbones like on the back, or any reason why its not a good idea?