Leafs in engine bay

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Leafs in engine bay

Post by Steve » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:15 pm

Anyone else finding this annoying :?:

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Re: Leafs in engine bay

Post by T Roc Sv » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm

Its not a T Roc problem. Its happens every autumn. My Volvo and Audi TT suffer from the same problem. Terence

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Re: Leafs in engine bay

Post by T Roo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 pm

T Roc Sv wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Its not a T Roc problem. Its happens every autumn. My Volvo and Audi TT suffer from the same problem. Terence
Yep. But the leaves are easy to deal with. It’s the small, round seed pod thingies that get trapped in the channels that are really annoying ;)

As you say it’s not just the T-Roc that has this issue though.

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Re: Leafs in engine bay

Post by Steve » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:08 pm

T Roc Sv wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Its not a T Roc problem. Its happens every autumn. My Volvo and Audi TT suffer from the same problem. Terence
It’s first time I have come across this problem.I have had leafs collected under and around my window wipers before but not inside my engine bay.
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Re: Leafs in engine bay

Post by Impala » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:51 pm

This happened on my previous Golf too, but so far I think the T-Roc is slightly better but the leaves are only starting to come down now.

There is a gap between the bonnet and the plastic that runs across the back of the engine compartment, and that is how the leaves get in, but my guess is that the gap is to serve some sort of purpose, perhaps to allow an airflow through the engine compartment, but I'm sure a clever boffin could have come up with a better design. After all, a piece of plastic can be moulded in a different shape at little or no cost.
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Re: Leafs in engine bay

Post by Steve » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:45 pm

Impala wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:51 pm
This happened on my previous Golf too, but so far I think the T-Roc is slightly better but the leaves are only starting to come down now.

There is a gap between the bonnet and the plastic that runs across the back of the engine compartment, and that is how the leaves get in, but my guess is that the gap is to serve some sort of purpose, perhaps to allow an airflow through the engine compartment, but I'm sure a clever boffin could have come up with a better design. After all, a piece of plastic can be moulded in a different shape at little or no cost.
Maybe some kind of mesh.
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