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Old 2nd May 2017, 03:27 PM
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I would expect our sponsors to have a pile of them.......
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Old 19th December 2018, 04:54 PM
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Water out of the rear vents is blocked climate drains, which will make the footwells wet on both sides as it also sloshes out of the main heater box via the ducts which feed the footwells and lower side vents. That's fairly simple to fix by taking the two centre console panels out and cleaning out the orange tubes.

Botangs hole is water ingress behind the glove box and just drips on to the fusebox on that side.
I've just dug out this age-old thread as my water ingress problem has returned with a vengeance. The description above perfectly describes my current situation, so thanks MJ for these nuggets of information.

The orange squidgy things certainly seem to me to be a design fail on the part of Audi. I'm expecting that a 3D-designed replacement part would fit the bill but the material the current part is made from probably negates any possibility of this being achievable.

Has anyone attempted to replace these orange parts either side of the transmission tunnel?
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Old 19th December 2018, 05:05 PM
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Has anyone attempted to replace these orange parts either side of the transmission tunnel?
I know they are easy to remove, but never thought of replacing them with something else. I did however, cut of a couple of mm off the bottom of them, to allow better flow (and hopefully, less chance of blockage).
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Old 19th December 2018, 05:29 PM
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Actually when I build my next printer in the new year I'll be able to print flexible materials. Specifically with the boot grommets in mind, but theoretically these would be possible too. The main design change I'd probably make to them is to increase the size of the tube to reduce the likelihood of them getting blocked in the first place. I'll have a better look at one tomorrow and have a think
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Old 20th December 2018, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for both updates. I've ordered some Sugru to see if I can seal up the boot lid, which seems to be taking on more water than the Titanic each downpour. The transmission tunnel orange thingies can be attempted later hopefully. I will chop the ends as suggested to allow better flow.

I've taken to using a small length of clear plastic hose to drain water from the pan/reservoir directly underneath the twin cylindrical fan/blower under the bonnet. I've also used the same gravity effect to drain most (if not all) water from the rear heater vents where the sloshing sound emanated from. That was a very pleasing quick fix as the noise was driving me mental.

With regard to the printing materials you mentioned MJ, that sounds very interesting so keep us all posted, as you no doubt will ;-)
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Just like to add have also done the Botang hole fix on mine after major water issues this thread was invaluable
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Must be the time of the year!

Did mine on the A8 QS as the carpets were damp but all the drain holes were clear.

I went a slightly different method and used Instant Repair spray. This is sprayable mastic designed to repair drains, roofs and guttering, it effectively forms a sealed layer on the surface.

Looks to have worked well and been doing the watering can test on it with success.

Can be sprayed through a tube so useful for getting it into the location you want.

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