[200q20v] my A/C condensate runneth over

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Aug 14 17:11:33 EDT 2001

>At 07:06 AM 08/14/2001 -0400, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>>I think that's the hose that exits the back of the engine 
>>compartment; the end is "pinched" off but opens with flow from 
>The "pinched off" hose is the large drain for the entire area 
>covered by the rain diverter, I think.   It fits into a hole that's 
>maybe 1 1/4 inches across.  The evap box drain hose has maybe a 3/8 
>ID and goes to a pipe that sticks out a few inches toward the 
>passenger fender and slightly forward from the main drain.

Your directions led me to places I didn't even know I had. I could 
see the small hose you referred to (from above) but wasn't able to 
locate its entry or exit point. Access from above seemed pretty much 
out of the question without lots of parts-pulling.  However, as I was 
about to replace the plastic plenum cover  I noticed that the steel 
retaining strap (band) that holds down the blower housing had somehow 
become detached!!!! Duh! So I carefully reattached it and (this time) 
tightened it down very firmly.

It's too early to tell if the loose blower housing was connected with 
misdirected condensate runoff, but so far I see that my turbo boost 
went up several psi, fuel economy improved by 20% and Al Gore picked 
up 500 more Florida votes.

Keep cool, everyone :-)


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q				mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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