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Post Fri May 09, 2014 7:09 pm
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For the 1st time today I have been able to put Peggy over the new pit.
I have seen that the fitting of the Quads will be easier than I had thought (Brave words I hear you say).
Anyway while under the car I noticed a drip. (like a dripping tap that needs a new washer)
I collected what appeared to be some water and drank about a thimble to be sure and it proved to be cool water.
I'm guessing it has come from the AC unit that is now in constant use.
What I don't know is that is this normal ?
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 7:16 pm
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O Lusitanian wrote:
For the 1st time today I have been able to put Peggy over the new pit.
I have seen that the fitting of the Quads will be easier than I had thought (Brave words I hear you say).
Anyway while under the car I noticed a drip. (like a dripping tap that needs a new washer)
I collected what appeared to be some water and drank about a thimble to be sure and it proved to be cool water.
I'm guessing it has come from the AC unit that is now in constant use.
What I don't know is that is this normal ?


It's condensation and it's coming from the drain pipe, so nothing to worry about.

Water is in short supply in your country? :lol:

Post Fri May 09, 2014 7:17 pm
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If it is coming from your A/C it is perfectly normal to have some condensate coming out... Have lost time of the number of times I've heard "mister, your Jag is leaking"... no it's the Aircon! I'm 99% certain the RCZ will be the same (as indeed for many other cars)...
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 10:39 pm
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Yep - aircon. draining water condensed from air in the cabin. Totally normal, totally expected.
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 10:49 pm
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Yep all good advice , if you leave any car ticking over on a slight hill on a hot day with the air on running you will see a little stream of water running down the road after a few minutes . Think of it like a cold beer on a table outside in the sun , it doesn't take long before its sitting in a pool of condensation ;0)
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