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traindriver
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

Scuttle Panel

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Hi everyone, I have carpets that are wet which i have traced back to the drains underneath the scuttle panel being blocked. Rather than remove the scuttle panel the two drain holes could they be enlarged to take a wire coat hanger to free off debris blocking the drain, or otherwise from underneath if you can access them.?
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Robert T
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Cheshire

Re: Scuttle Panel

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If they are anything like the other drains on the car, then they are soft flexible tubes and a coat hanger would destroy them. I would try some insulated electrical wire if you have some.

Also, you are sure that it is rainwater and not coolant, as the heater matrix can leak there.

Cheers R.

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traindriver
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

Re: Scuttle Panel

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Hi Robert, yes sure its the drain holes, cleaned and poured in water drain tubes blocked.
traindriver
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

Re: Scuttle Panel

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Mine is 1.9 , a member on z roadster said you can access them on a 4 cylinder without dismantling, tried and it works, top tip.
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