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Old 01-06-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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Vapour leakage into the cabin......

As I got off work, I was in for a nice surprise. On the inside most of the passenger side of the car is covered with frost, Im guessing theres a hole somewhere allowing air in. Would anyone have any clue where? When it melts its even worse, I feel like I'm stuck in a shower..

Yeah it's more irritating than it sounds.....
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:25 AM   #2
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... maybe the vent flaps were frozen, or were stuck open?
when you turn off your vehicle, they're motorized and supposed to close / seal shut automatically.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:50 AM   #3
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does this happen often, or was it an isolated event?
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:52 AM   #4
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^ what're you thinking it might be?
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:11 AM   #5
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^ what're you thinking it might be?
it happens, I've had it happen to a lot of cars where I had to scrape the ice off the inside of the windsheild, it's just a lot of moisture in the car trapped, like in the mats for example.
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:25 AM   #6
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I've had ice inside on occasion too.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:21 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, no it does not happen often, it only happened once about a month ago or so... I suppose there needs to be a specific moisture content/density in the air for that to happen. That vent idea sounds quite possible..
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Did it happen while the car was parked outside?
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:44 PM   #9
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Yes, it was. I mean there were a bunch of cars parked next to me and none had this problem.. It's weird.
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It all depends on how much moisture there was in the car when you got out the last time. It's happened on our new van at work too, I had to scrape the inside of the front windshield, it's happened to my e34, my e28, my old pickup, my old van. Not often (like twice per season), but it's happened.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #11
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It happens to me all the time now. I'm guessing mostly cause i have no heat LOL

I'd vacuum out your carpets/floor matts, they hold a lot of moisture in the winter, which would freeze the windshield/windows. Even when I had heat I had problems with that, and that seemed to help. If it's a problem while you're driving, roll the window down to let the moisture out.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:22 PM   #12
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it's only water condensation, it's winter dude! you enter your car with a lot of snow on your shoes, then your car is hot when you drive, the water evaporate, and when it's freeze back you have it all in your windows because the windows are cold. it's totaly normal. when my car do that, i just put it in my garage for the night with the windows down.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:25 PM   #13
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condensation on the bottom right side of windshield is sign heater core leaking. funny sweet smell in the cabin? $$$
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:11 PM   #14
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hahahahaha, gotta love the $$$

lol!
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