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Water dripping from bottom of car

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by shanghai_knight, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. shanghai_knight

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    I noticed some water dripping from near the center of the bottom of the chassis after driving the car for a while and pulling over into a car park. Anyone experienced the same? Is this normal? Thanks for the tips!
     
  2. ADN_ModelS

    ADN_ModelS Member

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    Its the air conditioning. Turn off the AC, and see if it goes away
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Were you running the air conditioner?
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm seeing this now and then too. Near left rear wheel usually.
     
  5. Vmax

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    Although I didn't get my car yet, I assume it's condensation water from the aircon or maybe the battery cooling system. Probably nothing to worry about.
     
  6. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, the a/c seems like it must drip on top of the battery, then run off in the direction of the car's particular angle. I've seen it drip out pretty much at all four corners at various times.
     
  7. shanghai_knight

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    Yea, I had the aircon on. However, I never had this issue with my other car (Mercedes) with aircon on... Thanks all for the helpful info tho!
     
  8. markb1

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    Me too, same location.
     
  9. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    Indeed. Seems like an odd design, but I'm sure there's some logic behind it. This was a pic I snapped when I installed the radar detector, I assume the pipe in the middle is the condensation drain:

    drain.jpg
     
  10. Canuck

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    #10 Canuck, Aug 19, 2014
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