Drainage ducts need cleaning Sir. Kerching!!

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Post by Kleynie » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:59 pm

I used a wet and dry vacuum to such the muck out from the bottom, that way there is no danger of breaking anything.

I dont think a rod or pipe cleaner type thing will work as there are tight bends in the pipe.
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Post by Percymon » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:42 pm

Kleynie wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:59 pm
I used a wet and dry vacuum to such the muck out from the bottom, that way there is no danger of breaking anything.

I dont think a rod or pipe cleaner type thing will work as there are tight bends in the pipe.

the pipe cleaner comment was tongue in cheek

Found this on aliexpress - I don't recommend anyone use it.... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003238877152.html

I pour some hand hot soapy water down the four roof drains before and after winter, and check the run out under the car

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Post by Old Chimer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:46 pm

This issue is really bugging me as I really would like to spec the pano roof, not for the opening but for the light it lets in. If I have it but NEVER open the roof, can I safely assume the drains cannot become blocked, even if it's parked under trees?

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Post by mueslibrown » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:16 pm

You could always PPF the entire roof covering the pano :D . Probably best to disable the roof mechanism - maybe a fuse you could remove … I’ll get my coat :shock:
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Post by mueslibrown » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:17 pm

Must admit I was driving through London over the weekend at night with pano open - it was brilliant!!
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Post by SAC1 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:35 pm

Old Chimer wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:46 pm
This issue is really bugging me as I really would like to spec the pano roof, not for the opening but for the light it lets in. If I have it but NEVER open the roof, can I safely assume the drains cannot become blocked, even if it's parked under trees?
Just spec it. You will be fine....unless you regularly park under trees. Or if you do not fully close it...always check. Never had a problem with either of my Macans. I open the pano regularly on tilt and in the warmer months fully retracted. 8-)
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Post by Nelladrahcir » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:37 pm

Serious question from a non pano person.

How exactly does the water get in if the roof is closed?
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Post by Bluesnose1812 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:57 pm

Nelladrahcir wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:37 pm
Serious question from a non pano person.

How exactly does the water get in if the roof is closed?
It doesn't when the car is new - assuming it's fitted properly - but over time the roof seals harden and start to let a bit of water in. Then, especially if it is left under a tree that exudes sap and pollen like my silver birch does, the channels get gummed up and blocked.

A bit of silicon lubricant applied autumn and spring should keep everything running smoothly.
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Post by Old Chimer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:29 pm

mueslibrown wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:16 pm
You could always PPF the entire roof covering the pano :D . Probably best to disable the roof mechanism - maybe a fuse you could remove … I’ll get my coat :shock:
Seriously, that had already crossed my mind as an option.

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Post by Old Chimer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:31 pm

SAC1 wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:35 pm
Old Chimer wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:46 pm
This issue is really bugging me as I really would like to spec the pano roof, not for the opening but for the light it lets in. If I have it but NEVER open the roof, can I safely assume the drains cannot become blocked, even if it's parked under trees?
Just spec it. You will be fine....unless you regularly park under trees.
That's the issue, I do (and have no choice but to due to TPO on the tree in question).

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