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    Hey Guys. Been having problems with coolant level dropping and a puddle of warm water in the DRIVERS footwell. looked into it and found out that it was a heater matrix needing replaced. Right royal ****** of a job involving most of the dash needing removed. Anyway I did remove and replace the matrix. Then before putting all the dash back together I topped up the header tank and to my horror found that it is still leaking water from somewhere which I suspect is one of flow/return pipes feeding the matrix. does anyone know how I go about removing these to inspect them?....I've a feeling it's going to be a case of removing even more of the dashboard but I'm not 100 percent on it. someone plz tell me an easier way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by :LeeR View Post
    Hey Guys. Been having problems with coolant level dropping and a puddle of warm water in the DRIVERS footwell. looked into it and found out that it was a heater matrix needing replaced. Right royal ****** of a job involving most of the dash needing removed. Anyway I did remove and replace the matrix. Then before putting all the dash back together I topped up the header tank and to my horror found that it is still leaking water from somewhere which I suspect is one of flow/return pipes feeding the matrix. does anyone know how I go about removing these to inspect them?....I've a feeling it's going to be a case of removing even more of the dashboard but I'm not 100 percent on it. someone plz tell me an easier way.
    Hi, Are you sure that is the problem - have you had a look at this which is a commom cause of water in the footwells http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...footwell+water

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    Have this on my wife's corsa c - nothing has solved it and the carpet and underlay are ruined. Now living with it until it gets chopped in.

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    corsa c problem is more than likely the pedal box, hateful job

    vectra c could be coming from the sils being ful of water because drains are full

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNI View Post
    corsa c problem is more than likely the pedal box, hateful job

    vectra c could be coming from the sils being ful of water because drains are full
    He needs Dynorod

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    I wish my troubles were as simple as just clearing the scuttle tray and replacing the pollen filter. Definitely was heater matrix as when I took the old one out you could see the burst down one side due to frost. Today I took the actual dash out and still couldn't get to the pipes which feed the matrix as they are in behind the white plastic heater duct/vents situated in the centre of the car- taking this out correctly would have involved removing the heavy duty metal reinforcment the dash and steering column attaches onto. Instead with the help of my g/friends finger blocking each pipe individually I filled them with water and found that the one going onto the top hole on the matrix was indeed burst. pulled and hauld at it until i eventually got it out all be it a little bent. there's no way VX take all this out to do the same job, they must have a flexy version because it makes so much more sense. anyone point me in the direction of a part finding site?. All this came about because the header tank level kept dropping and I would just top it up again leading to dilution of the anti-freeze. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE.....TOP UP YOUR ANTIFREEZE PPL !!!!

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    just phoned VX and was told not only do they not do a flexy version but also that the part I need comes as part of a matrix kit which is 4hundred and......heart attack pounds. I bought the matrix for 90 odd brand new from east end radiators. Think I'll be looking at buying a length of flexy and 4 good quality jubilee clips so I can cut the two ends I'll need for either end to fit and also be able to manovure the pipe up behind the ventilation system without having to remove it. total can of worms and all because of not using antifreeze.....idiot Lee!!!

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    btw i posted before this but for some reason it's not come up

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    Turns out the flow or return pipe IS burst. Managed to force it out but would never be able to replace it (as it's rigid) without taking out the reinforcement the dash fixes onto and also all of the ventilation system.

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