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Old 01-15-2010, 03:12 PM
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Hey it's 30 degrees out: Clean your hood drains

We're having a heat wave in northwestern PA right now so I'm taking the time to detail the car and put a fresh coat of wax on right now inside my garage.

Well I discovered moisture on my floor mats and I pulled them. The metal beneath was dry thank goodness, but I decided now would be a good time to clean out the hood drains.

I put a hose into the hood drains over the summer back when I got the car out from storage.

I'm completely flabbergasted at the amount of grit that came out of the drain. I must not have cleaned it very well over the summer with the hose. Here's a pic at what came out:



For the record the garage floor was spotless before I shot the power washer through.

I'm going to have to make a mental note to clean them on a bi yearly basis. That is just disgusting.

Also, I think my wet floor mats are coming from my crappy good year winter mats. Does anyone have suggestions for MB approved winterized floor mats?

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Old 01-15-2010, 04:35 PM
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An original cocomat with the rubber backing is the only way to fly IMHO.

Www.cocomat.com

I bought immitations once and there is no comparison to the ones I have now. Think I will get the trunk one made too.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:54 PM
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An original cocomat with the rubber backing is the only way to fly IMHO.
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They're great, stylish, mats.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:58 PM
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I saw Chad's wagon with cocomats and they looked great, however my problem are these rubbery winter mats I got.

On a side note i've spent the last 2 hours removing the floor insulation.

It was acting like a sponge and I found a ton of pooled water underneath of it. I am so surprised at how much water was under this insulation.

I'm happy I caught it early. This looks like it could have been a much worse type of repair. In the mean time I'm ripping all of this gunk out.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:17 AM
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I saw Chad's wagon with cocomats and they looked great, however my problem are these rubbery winter mats I got.
How much water/snow are you bringing into the car? Cocomats have a very thick rubber pad on the bottom, and I'd think the coco would soak up alot of water and hold it. Lots of room for grit too. Living in SoCal, though I don't get much chance to test this theory, but I'm sure there are others that would attest to the job that the mats do in snow areas.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:42 AM
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How much water/snow are you bringing into the car? Cocomats have a very thick rubber pad on the bottom, and I'd think the coco would soak up alot of water and hold it. Lots of room for grit too. Living in SoCal, though I don't get much chance to test this theory, but I'm sure there are others that would attest to the job that the mats do in snow areas.
I'm bringing in a lot of snow. Remember I live in an area that gets nothing but lake effect snow.

I hit my boots together before I get in, but obviously it wasn't enough.

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