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 Dammit! Failed smog. 
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Post Re: Dammit! Failed smog.
kelanel wrote:
very nice! looking forward to your progress. hows the weather over there? im slightly worried about your electronics if it rains and your car is not garaged, the cowl covers that goes the windhield wiper motors is only half there, definitely replace it at some point. theres also a drain flap on the passenger side of the firewall that always is clogged full of leaves and junk. clean that out as well because if it pours its at risk of flooding over into the cabin (right over the CE panel!).


Thanks for that info. Didn't realize. I will pull it into the garage. My wife's SUV is in the 3rd bay.

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Congrats on the pass.

Some of the older models only have half the cowl area covered, that's the way it is on my 79. Not sure what year it changed and I can't confirm if the later model cover fits the earlier cars. I think there was a thread over on Rennlist awhile back about someone making full span replacement covers. I'm sure there' s a reason it's only half covered on the earlier cars, but agree it doesn't look good.

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Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:50 pm
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Is there a stop gap measure I can use to cover the motors?


Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:13 pm
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Here's a link that explains the difference in the covers:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/8 ... post6.html

You want to make sure your wiper motor is sealed properly, but the most important thing is the previously mentioned cowl drain on the passenger's side. You want to make sure it's not clogged up with leaves and crud.

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rjm65 wrote:
Here's a link that explains the difference in the covers:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/8 ... post6.html



Learned something new today, Thanks rjm :)

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Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:36 am
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rjm65 wrote:

..... You want to make sure it's not clogged up with leaves and crud.


Checked. It WAS filled with leaves and dirt. It was very cramped in there, but I managed to remove the debris.

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