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Karnage Corsa
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Registered: 4th Nov 02
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8th May 04 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just got inside the car and the mat was wet thought what the hell it aint even raining? removed the mat its absolutely drenched anyone have any ideas tried locating the leak looks like it may be coming from the part where the stereo site like inside that boked section and down onto the flooring what the hell could it be ?
bubble
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8th May 04 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

poss heater matrix sits behind the stereo
Karnage Corsa
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8th May 04 at 12:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what would be leaking though matre and how the hell can it be sorted is there anything I can do or would I have to go to a mecahanic ?
bubble
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8th May 04 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you'll need to assess where its leaking. poss need dash out to check it. do u have any heat come through the heaters when run car for a bit?
Karnage Corsa
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8th May 04 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes defianately mate had it running last night and had to turn it off I was too warm I remember
PaulW
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8th May 04 at 12:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are you loosing coolant?? also another sign of a fcuked heater matrix
Karnage Corsa
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8th May 04 at 12:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not sure I will go nd have a look got to take the car out now is this problem likely to be the cause of getting the 2.0l fitted cos if it is its going up for sale I have had enough I am so p!ssed off and gutted
Tom J
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8th May 04 at 13:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont turn headunit on then
Karnage Corsa
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8th May 04 at 14:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have already had it on this gets worse is it anything else it could be rather than a heater matrix
myke
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8th May 04 at 14:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

try some 'radweld' in the coolent.

this fixed a leaking heater matrix in an old car of mine.
Karnage Corsa
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8th May 04 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What I dont understand is the fact that the heaters are working perfectly if the heater matrix was on the way out or if it was indeed broken would it the heaters be working
myke
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8th May 04 at 14:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if it were leaking on the outlet side of the matrix, then it would still be going through the most part of it, letting the blowers go over it before the hot water leaked.

jr
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8th May 04 at 14:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

try the plug in the bulkhead where the look goes to the ecu
Karnage Corsa
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8th May 04 at 14:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Right if the ecu was hanging out could this be the cause ? why I am asking is beacuse I have just had the engine fitted and the lad never had time to fit the ecu and is doing it tomorrow along with other jobs
combatvauxhall
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8th May 04 at 17:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Could be any where!

Common places for cars to leak are;

Screen, not fitted properly
Bulkhead, gromit damaged or incorrectly fitted
Door seals, broken or incorrectly fitted

Easy way to find where its coming from is to get a mate with a hose pipe to spray the car in different places constantly for about 5-10 mins each. It can take upto half an hour for the leak to get through.

I've once had to sit in a car for 45 mins waiting foir it to leak cos the bloke was adimant the car was still leaking after we'd checked it twice for 10-15 mins. After 45 it started to trickle in and then got stronger.

Remember that the leak could start up high and travel down behind the panels until it appears down low!

Good Luck,

Adam-D
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8th May 04 at 17:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

could be the ecu loom grommit
or heater matrix
or bulkhead plug
oztek corsa
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9th May 04 at 10:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mate, you have just had the 2.0 16v fitted? the bulk head has to be modified hammered/cut to get this engine in, it could quite possibly be leaking through where the bulk head has been modified?i think they change it on the drivers side at the top just under the scuttle panel?worth looking into!
Karnage Corsa
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9th May 04 at 11:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Right I think we have found the problem in the grommit, it was not in place so lets hope it was that I dont think any further water has leaked during the night so its just a case of getting the carpet dried and cleaqned up and then testing to see if any further water comes in, many thanks for all the help dont know what I would of done without you lot I certainly sh!t it when people started going on about the heater matrix and having to take out the dash, thanks again Regards Paul...

 
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