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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: odd hole Reply with quote

just changed my power distribution block as it had rusted on the battery lead. thought I would clean the drain holes, the drivers side is fine, goes into a tube, the passenger one though is just a dead end, its not blocked, its just an inverted plastic top hat with no drain, is this normal?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are referring to the area around the battery, there should be 4 drain holes, all with the same grommet in them and a slit at the bottom to stop rodent intrusion, they just drain out but not into to tube.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a common issue on Audis / VWs. The plugs get clogged with debris and water collects in the plenum and finds its way into the car. You either need to clean them regularu or remove the rubber plugs.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both the issue is one plug isn't blocked it's sealed on the bottom. There is no hole or slot it's a moulded sealed end. Like a blanking plug. I was wondering if its normal on some of them.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early cars upto year 2000 i believe had a tube type drain with the latter going onto 997 had just a grommet .

The point of both is to drain away water from that area .. there never was a blank on one side that i'm aware of .. and i've seen a few Smile

If OCD is not an issue then just remove the blank that's been fitted .

If OCD is an issue then to replace the tube type drain its a fuel tank drop .

The later grommet type and these are often missing .. they just block up with dirt so people tend to push them through .

water drains out on to the top of the fuel tank .. 991 don't have this anymore .. just gaps that allow the water to drain out onto the fuel tank .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Demort, Ill just put a hole in it. No OCD for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The early cars upto year 2000 i believe had a tube type drain with the latter going onto 997 had just a grommet .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's not what I expected from the thread title Hand
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well that's not what I expected from the thread title Hand


Yeah, me too! PC

I was hoping to see some gerbils....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was hoping to see some gerbils....


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