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westslope

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 3:06pm



 SeriousLee wrote:
......
 
From that Forums link:
"I had some work done on my car and the mechanic forgot to put the drain pipe outside..."

We did have some regular maintenance done in the car a few weeks back. Hmmm...
 
Well, if surgeons can leave tools and towels behind inside the patient's body cavity, I would expect mechanics to make the odd mistake.   :-)   

At least I do not think of auto mechanics as folks who go out of their way to defraud customers, unlike dentists.  

SeriousLee

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Location: Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres


Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 2:15pm



 westslope wrote:
From  Toyota RAV4 Forums, pasted:


The drain is clogged. Just blow some compressed air up the drain tube (underneath the car) to dislodge any debris in the drain.



Here is a more complicated fix:   Cheap Remedy for AC Evaporator Core Housing Water Leak to Stop Wet Carpets


Would still head back to the dealership and get it to fix the problem.
 
From that Forums link:
"I had some work done on my car and the mechanic forgot to put the drain pipe outside..."

We did have some regular maintenance done in the car a few weeks back. Hmmm...
westslope

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 1:50pm

From  Toyota RAV4 Forums, pasted:


The drain is clogged. Just blow some compressed air up the drain tube (underneath the car) to dislodge any debris in the drain.



Here is a more complicated fix:   Cheap Remedy for AC Evaporator Core Housing Water Leak to Stop Wet Carpets


Would still head back to the dealership and get it to fix the problem.
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 1:39pm



 westslope wrote:
re:  SL's wet toyota

North American model, I would think.  

In the absence of ramps or a hydraulic jack and jack stands, you can drive the right wheels up on to a raised street curb.   That will give you room to wiggle underneath the vehicle.

But if the vehicle is only one year old, it should still be on warranty.  Assuming it is, ask the shop/mechanic nicely if the mechanic can directly show what the problem and how s/he fixed it.   That way you can take care of the problem in the future without having to go back to the shop.


What model of Toyota is it?  Would expect a chat forum specialized in that model or a group of similar models to provide some insight with careful searches.  

You might have to remove a wheel well cover to get at the drain.  Typically simple but tedious.  
 

Exactly. That's what I'm planning. Show me what the problem is. It's a 2018 RAV4, front-wheel drive.

My googling the problem didn't turn up anything specific for a 2018 RAV4, but a bunch of them for other Toyota models/years. As far as I know, it's a NA model.
westslope

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 1:33pm

re:  SL's wet toyota

North American model, I would think.  

In the absence of ramps or a hydraulic jack and jack stands, you can drive the right wheels up on to a raised street curb.   That will give you room to wiggle underneath the vehicle.

But if the vehicle is only one year old, it should still be on warranty.  Assuming it is, ask the shop/mechanic nicely if the mechanic can directly show what the problem and how s/he fixed it.   That way you can take care of the problem in the future without having to go back to the shop.

What model of Toyota is it?  Would expect a chat forum specialized in that model or a group of similar models to provide some insight with careful searches.  

You might have to remove a wheel well cover to get at the drain.  Typically simple but tedious.  
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 1:10pm



 aflanigan wrote:
Dollars to donuts it is condensate from the evaporator. In US (left hand drive) cars it shows up on the passenger side, this is a European model I'm guessing?

Likely the drain tube is clogged and unable to allow water in the condensate pan to drain. Another possibility is that the upper end of the tube is disconnected, or it has a hole in it somewhere.

Easiest way to deal with it is find the drain tube and carefully attempt to unclog it. You can take it to a garage and they will lift it and blow compressed air up the drain tube, which usually does the job.

Or you can crawl under with the car on ramps and see if you can find the lower end of the drain tube. It may have a drop of water from seepage past the clog.

Try googling your model and "clogged condensate drain" for videos

 SeriousLee wrote:
Discovered today that there is water leaking on the front driver side. Did some googling and it turns out it seems to be a regular problem with many Toyotas over the years.

The water is coming down from under the side panel, by the gas pedal. I poured a huge bucket of water on the windshield just to see and nothing came through. I'm guessing it's happening when i have the air conditioner on, which i did yesterday on our drive down from the city.

Car is only a little over a year old so i'm hoping the warranty will cover the repairs.



 


 
I have no means to put the car on ramps. But from taking a peek under, I don't think I could even see where the problem is. The area where the problem seems to be is all covered/blocked. I popped the hood but again, I can't see in the area I want to look.

My wife took it for a drive without the air conditioning on and there were some water droplets on the mat just below the panel by the gas pedal. Of course, that could be remnant from the water I poured on the windshield earlier, or even from the drive from the city with the A/C on, who knows.

Time for a trip to the dealer.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
Discovered today that there is water leaking on the front driver side. Did some googling and it turns out it seems to be a regular problem with many Toyotas over the years.

The water is coming down from under the side panel, by the gas pedal. I poured a huge bucket of water on the windshield just to see and nothing came through. I'm guessing it's happening when i have the air conditioner on, which i did yesterday on our drive down from the city.

Car is only a little over a year old so i'm hoping the warranty will cover the repairs.

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20190714_132806

 
I'm with Flanie. I had this problem with my early 80's BMWs. The drain line(s) from the tray under the evaporator are clogged with schmutz, so the tray is overflowing.
aflanigan

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 12:39pm

Dollars to donuts it is condensate from the evaporator. In US (left hand drive) cars it shows up on the passenger side, this is a European model I'm guessing?

Likely the drain tube is clogged and unable to allow water in the condensate pan to drain. Another possibility is that the upper end of the tube is disconnected, or it has a hole in it somewhere.

Easiest way to deal with it is find the drain tube and carefully attempt to unclog it. You can take it to a garage and they will lift it and blow compressed air up the drain tube, which usually does the job.

Or you can crawl under with the car on ramps and see if you can find the lower end of the drain tube. It may have a drop of water from seepage past the clog.

Try googling your model and "clogged condensate drain" for videos

 SeriousLee wrote:
Discovered today that there is water leaking on the front driver side. Did some googling and it turns out it seems to be a regular problem with many Toyotas over the years.

The water is coming down from under the side panel, by the gas pedal. I poured a huge bucket of water on the windshield just to see and nothing came through. I'm guessing it's happening when i have the air conditioner on, which i did yesterday on our drive down from the city.

Car is only a little over a year old so i'm hoping the warranty will cover the repairs.

20190714_132746
20190714_132806
 


SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 14, 2019 - 11:50am

Discovered today that there is water leaking on the front driver side. Did some googling and it turns out it seems to be a regular problem with many Toyotas over the years.

The water is coming down from under the side panel, by the gas pedal. I poured a huge bucket of water on the windshield just to see and nothing came through. I'm guessing it's happening when i have the air conditioner on, which i did yesterday on our drive down from the city.

Car is only a little over a year old so i'm hoping the warranty will cover the repairs.

20190714_132746
20190714_132806


aflanigan

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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 10:27am



 islander wrote:

My house has 1000 HP. 
 
Volvo Penta?

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 10:06am



 miamizsun wrote:

 
Sounds about as good as the Kubota RTV we use up at the ski hill. Probably has more power TBH.

haresfur

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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 7:22am



 islander wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:

What kind of mileage does it get?
  
Depends on how fast we go, but I usually plan on parity (1 mile, one gallon). I do use nautical miles if that makes it any better.


 

Jettison the furniture! 
miamizsun

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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 4:23am


islander

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Posted: May 16, 2019 - 9:46am



 Red_Dragon wrote:

What kind of mileage does it get?
  
Depends on how fast we go, but I usually plan on parity (1 mile, one gallon). I do use nautical miles if that makes it any better.


Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 16, 2019 - 7:20am

 islander wrote:

My house has 1000 HP. 

 
What kind of mileage does it get?
islander

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Posted: May 16, 2019 - 7:14am



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 
That is so cool!

 
Thanks!
I was afraid of posting this here knowing there's lots of internal combustion haters afoot.


 

My house has 1000 HP. 
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 8:55pm



 westslope wrote:


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 westslope wrote:


Right now it's better than any electric car.
It isn't quite roadworthy.

This isn't an economy car... it's a 1941 military Dodge Power Wagon.
It will be way more fun to drive than any other "jellybean car" out on the road today.
And it will get better gas mileage than any boat on the water.
Look at it this way... he recycled it. It was distend for the scrapyard.
I wonder how many Prius's will be on the road in 78 years.

For the complete story to date, check here... https://ramchargercentral.com/...
Don't go there if any of you fear being politically incorrect.  

 
I knew the fuel mileage would be bad.  I was just curious as to how bad. 

We own a Nissan Xterra.  It is a voracious pig.  At least it spends most of the time parked which is what I suspect will happen to the '41 Dodge Power Wagon.

It is only my opinion, but old vehicle hobbyists are not what comes to mind when I picture significant sources of carbon emissions and  small particulate matter.    Besides although the health of the planet concerns me, it takes second seat to my concern for safety.   Old vehicle enthusiasts tend to be cautious, respectful drivers. 

That said, with this old girl, you could turn some heads if you rev it right.  
   Totally bad ass for cruisin' the barrio.  

 
So sorry if I came off way too defensive there.
I tend to get very defensive when it come to things like my truck or for my sons too.
Yes the mileage won't be the best out there.
Like my truck also... but for what they are... it can depend on how you drive them.
That engine he has in his '41 is my old engine I build in '91. It has 140,000 miles on it. It's a little tired. And it wasn't built like you can build them today.
The one  I have in my truck now has a little more than 100 h.p. than the old one. AND it gets better mileage than the '91 version. All because of the newer tech that's available these days for older engines.
So for a little over than 600 h.p. in my truck now... my truck can achieve pretty much what the average 2019 truck can get for mileage. With almost twice as much horsepower.
And my truck is no lightweight.
Of course mileage may vary with how you drive it.
My truck is very fun to drive.
haresfur

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 7:20pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 
That is so cool!

 
Thanks!
I was afraid of posting this here knowing there's lots of internal combustion haters afoot.


 

I hate infernal combustion engines, but they are still really cool.

/startTinyText ...so if you are going to be a gear-head, post lots so I can get the vicarious thrills /endTinyText
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: May 15, 2019 - 6:38pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 westslope wrote:
..
So cool!   Curious as always:  what is the fuel mileage?   
 

Right now it's better than any electric car.
It isn't quite roadworthy.

This isn't an economy car... it's a 1941 military Dodge Power Wagon.
It will be way more fun to drive than any other "jellybean car" out on the road today.
And it will get better gas mileage than any boat on the water.
Look at it this way... he recycled it. It was distend for the scrapyard.
I wonder how many Prius's will be on the road in 78 years.

For the complete story to date, check here... https://ramchargercentral.com/...
Don't go there if any of you fear being politically incorrect.  

 
I knew the fuel mileage would be bad.  I was just curious as to how bad. 

We own a Nissan Xterra.  It is a voracious pig.  At least it spends most of the time parked which is what I suspect will happen to the '41 Dodge Power Wagon.

It is only my opinion, but old vehicle hobbyists are not what comes to mind when I picture significant sources of carbon emissions and  small particulate matter.    Besides although the health of the planet concerns me, it takes second seat to my concern for safety.   Old vehicle enthusiasts tend to be cautious, respectful drivers. 

That said, with this old girl, you could turn some heads if you rev it right.     Totally bad ass for cruisin' the barrio.  

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 4:29pm



 ptooey wrote:


 
That is so cool!

 
Thanks!
I was afraid of posting this here knowing there's lots of internal combustion haters afoot.

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