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    Can any of you good folks tell me if the little screw in grommet under the ns rear footwell is a drain point in case the floor floods from blocked scuttle problem? I have used a vax and taken out a pint already and its still coming. I assume the foam soundproofing has absorbed loads...

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    You need to take all the carpets out to dry or they will in time smell quite badly
    you then need to find out where all this water is coming from
    if you take the grommet out make sure there is no bare metal if you dont then rust will settle in
    I cannot seem to think where all this water is coming from sound quite bad from what you have stated so far

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    [QUOTE=crispy007;1636174]You need to take all the carpets out to dry or they will in time smell quite badly
    you then need to find out where all this water is coming from
    if you take the grommet out make sure there is no bare metal if you dont then rust will settle in
    I cannot seem to think where all this water is coming from sound quite bad from what you have stated so far
    we had this problem with an mg the wife bought it turns out the cretin that sold it to us had steam cleaned it with the doors open

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    You need to take all the carpets out to dry or they will in time smell quite badly
    you then need to find out where all this water is coming from
    if you take the grommet out make sure there is no bare metal if you dont then rust will settle in
    I cannot seem to think where all this water is coming from sound quite bad from what you have stated so far[/QUOTE]

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    water was coming in from blocked scuttle, thats sorted now, just having to get rid of water. Just want a confirmation if the grommet does act as a drain for that area.

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    water comes in from your pollen filter due to block drainage under the scuttle, it sloshes around when car is driven and spills into filter and is actually coming in through footwell airvent....old ford focus is a ****** for this if passenger side of scuttle is not sealed if scuttle removed for any reason or windscreen replaced

    Ah MG and rovers were same but not from steamclean as you said ...that was down to rover in there infinite wisdom to save money by not sealing seams between wings and bulkhead with wax during production....6 yrs of forever changing windscreens at a PDI site for them cause the footwells were full of water(no matter how many times you told or showed them they still insisted it was dodgy windscreens...hey its their money and probably went towards making them bust...but what do we know eh...lol

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    I disloged the sunroof drain tube in my old Subaru Legacy so it was draining into the driver's footwell instead of out the bottom of the car. The soundproofing and carpets will not dry out naturally, even in the middle of summer (when I did it) - and they hold a huge amount of water.

    What you need to do is lift the carpets and soundproofing so you can get air around them. Use a VAX or similar to get as much out as possible (you've already done this). Then get all the doors open and use a fan heater to blow warm air at the carpet to help drive off more water. Finally use a dehumidifier (electric if you can find a small one, or the chemical sort with crystals in a tub will work) with the doors shut to suck out the last of the moisture.

    Finally a lot of Febreze to get rid of the stagnant smell!

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