[200q20v] test 1 and water leak solution

WARATAP at aol.com WARATAP at aol.com
Fri Jul 28 15:19:48 EDT 2000

I guess this just means we're (for the most part) problem free for the 
moment....oops, I see the Audi gods from a distance ;-).  

Seriously, I ordered a replacement water diverter (that black plastic cover 
spanning the windshield to the firewall).  
It's been updated from the cheap/easy-to-crack piece to what appears to be a 
much better made part.  Anyhow, 
I had it on order and then found I still had some dampness by the pass 
footwell, despite me not going to the car 
wash and no rain in the past week.  In addition, I heard what sounded like 
fan blades coming into contact with water 
whenever I made sharp right turns with the a/c on spirited braking.  Checked 
underneath the car and found the 
condensor drain hose blocked with some crud.  Whoah!  There's the problem.  I 
suggest checking this as a 
maintenance item.  PS. - Don't cut the hose where it's pinched together.  
Just squeeze it (I also went to it with a coat hanger).   
It's pinched for a reason (low pressure area).  If you cut it, it would be 
possible for air to come in through the tube and possibly 
prevent the water/condensation from adequately draining.  Al side benefit-- 
A/C works MUCH better now.

'91 200q20v with a few mods...

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