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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo



    This is the near side front door hinge area. Car interior to the right, open door to the left.

    The thing sticking out at45 degrees downward is black rubber, and its in the form of a squeezable rubber tip, with a hole through it. That's what got blocked. It feels like a cross-head screw driver, but bigger and when you squeeze it, the hole opens a bit. It is the point where the rain comes out from the sunroof surround if water make sit past the seals of the sunroof.

    There is another in the drivers side front door opening, and two at the rear of the car, under the back bumper near the wheel arches. These two rear ones are connected somewhere back behind the sunroof mechanism and run the length of the roof, down the rear pillars and drain under the rear of the car.

    Hope this helps someone else
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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    2 points to make:

    1. This is a genuinely interesting thread, I'm about to buy a new (to me,) motor and will definitely be using some of the tips above to clean & sort it when I do.

    2. This thread is also an absolute goldmine of innuendo.

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post

    2. This thread is also an absolute goldmine of innuendo.
    you... have...no idea.. while I was describing ramming it, and making it gush, with compressors blowing and moist clefts, it all got a bit.. ....well... non PC

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I have no idea how to clean those pipes though, because I cannot see them from the sunroof end.
    IIRC, the drains are at the back of the sunroof behind the glass. This is why you jet them up from the drain end.
    jetting them from the sunroof end can pop them off, at which point youre then taking apart the headlining to faff around getting them back on!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Would have thought on a roof it will get hot on hot days, wet on wet days. No UV exposure though which is nice.
    They're hidden away from sunlight. The frame around the sunroof has plastic drain channels, and the rubber hoses connect to this out of direct sunlight.

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    They're hidden away from sunlight. The frame around the sunroof has plastic drain channels, and the rubber hoses connect to this out of direct sunlight.
    They are hidden from sunlight, but they can't hide from the rest of the roof which in this weather is really hot.

    I haven't had a car with a sunroof for years, I guess with decent climate control there isn't much call, but I presume the sealing hasn't improved that much over the years. I did get caught out by clogged sunroof drains though in the 1995 Alfa 164 which is the last car I had with a sunroof (and no climate control). Water poured in though the roof console with all the electrics that were inside it, I was amazed there was no repercussions from that!
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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    Well, after 15 years, my tubes are still fine and flexible, so Ć kaudiwagorschgattighini group obviously did a reasonable manufacturing job at least once upon a time...

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Well, after 15 years, my tubes are still fine and flexible, so Ć kaudiwagorschgattighini group obviously did a reasonable manufacturing job at least once upon a time...
    think mine are too

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    MPG Update-
    Average daily commute 40 miles each way, cross country, B roads - 52mpg
    Average daily commute 40 miles each way, MOtorways, town - 50mpg

    400 mile trip A1 and 2 hours utterly stationary. 51mpg

    can see a pattern emerging ;-)

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    Re: New whip - death of the 20 year old Polo

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    can see a pattern emerging ;-)
    The trip computer's stuck? ;p

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