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Guys,

I noticed last night that water was dripping from under the engine bay after a reasonably long run. It drips
from about the middle of the engine bay, slightly to the nearside of the vehicle. Today I started the car and let it run for a while - no dripping. But tonight I drove into work (about 20 miles) and it's dripping again.
For some reason I wonder whether it is something to do with the air con? I've had that on all the time recently (for obvious reasons) but don't know enough about it to say whether it could cause a water leak.
Any ideas from anybody? All suggestions gratefully received - I'll be contacting VW tomorrow to see what
they have to say.
No warning lights are being displayed etc.

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Sounds normal - it is the evaporator on the air con after a run expect a pool of water to from under the car. Think it mentions this in the handbook as well.

Had this on all my cars with a/c - except the Treg! Unless I haven't noticed it yet.
 

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Foghorn said:
Sounds normal - it is the evaporator on the air con after a run expect a pool of water to from under the car. Think it mentions this in the handbook as well.

Had this on all my cars with a/c - except the Treg! Unless I haven't noticed it yet.
Thanks - I wondered if it might be something like that, it's just a bit alarming and I've not seen it
before. Will give VW a call anyway to see what they say.

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Don,t worry guys n girls

My first car with AC I, actually took it back suggesting the water was leaking dumbo or what

:stupid: :stupid:
 

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5_Times said:
If it is clear water, it will be the A/C
It is clear water - rang VW today and they confirmed it was quite normal, due to the heat/humidity etc. as
previously explained on this thread.
Relief all round!


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I'm glad you've posted this. I've not driven my car in the heat yet and I'm the sort of person who'd notice something like this and then run around doing a Corporal Jones impression shouting "don't panic! don't panic!".

Thanks for sharing.

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thank god for that....
i was so worried when i saw it this week having only had my treg for a month...
 

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hims said:
thank god for that....
i was so worried when i saw it this week having only had my treg for a month...
On a similar subject - if yours is a diesel Treg and you see a puff of smoke coming from under the nearside front of the car during the winter months then this is most likely to be the diesel pre-heater (which is used to warm the inside of the car when outside temp is 4 degrees or below) - again, nothing to worry about but can be disconcerting the first time you see it.

Forwarned is forarmed
 
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