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Old 01-20-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Water getting into Engine Bay on 02 STI

I was just looking through the bonnet and I found that parts of the heat shield attached to the bonnet is wet. So I had a look through the wettest spot and found that its dripping down to the engine bay near the pod filter and the air flow meter. I took off the heat shield completely and tried to find where the source of the water is coming from but can't seem to find it. I used the intercooler spray and also the wiper spray but no water anyway... Anyone have any ideas how water is getting into the bonnet ??

I got an my02 sti btw. I had trouble with the car a few days ago. Started the car and it was idling very badly and felt like it was running on 2 cyclinders and engine light came on. Anyway, I took out the air flow meter and there was water in it.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Well I took it to the carwash and rinse it for a couple of mins with the high pressure hose.. Proceeded to open the bonnet and its definately coming from there. I can see water getting onto the heatshield at some places. I guess my questions is .. is the bonnet suppose to even get wet at all ? Does it act like a chanel to direct water to the front ? Since there is a scoop there, I am assuming water will get in.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:28 PM   #4
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Pics are in the link above. Sorry I only have MS Paint and the yellow circle is very faint. In the first pic, its gathering around the circle and flowing down the line but along the way, its dripping down which means theres lots of water. You can see I've got quite a fair few clips missing and the existing ones dont clip down very well and it sorta hangs on the bonnet. It looks like a gathering point for water..

In the 2nd pic, its dripping to the 2 circles and I think its dripping onto the pod filter too. I dont have a shield around the pod filter btw.

After the rinse at the carwash, I found thats a decent amount of water under the heatshield.

I will try to take a few more pics.
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:07 PM   #5
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u need a cork 4 ur hoodscoop, man.
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:20 PM   #6
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u need a cork 4 ur hoodscoop, man.

Umm.. what is a cork for a hoodscoop ?? any pics ? I know the bonnet was removed by the previous owner before.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:14 AM   #7
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I think I found the source of the problem. Water is getting in from where the gap between the scoop and the actual bonnet joins. I'm gonna remove it and see if there are suppose to be any seals in there.
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