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Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 08:07:22 +0100
From: Andrew Sinclair <>
Subject: Re: Big rubber part hanging from middle of NG900 bulkhead?

In message <>, Captain Poutine <> writes >Andrew Sinclair wrote: >> Close, the elephants trunk (as it is known) is to drain rain water >>from the compartment behind the bulkhead where the cabin ventilation >>fan/blower and windscreen wiper motor lives., I think the condensate >>drains from the AC come down behind the front wheels (my NG900's air >>conditioning is the soft top opening switch so I may be wrong on this...). ><snip> >> Reassemble in reverse order in the great traditions of the Haynes manual. >> Andy > >Thanks, Andy. > >But before I saw your reply, I was hoping this morning that it was an >air intake, as the engine coughed and smoked to life as if choked for >air. I was hoping that poking the snout and rearranging the debris >(before starting this thread) was the cause, but apparently not. > >It ran fine after a minute or so, but time will tell. It's definitely >not normal for this car. > Just a coincidence I'm afraid. Idle Air Control Valve needs cleaning perhaps, gets gummed up over time and could have stuck in the wrong position making the fuel air mix all wrong. Unless you know about it, it tends to get missed during the routine servicing. That's an easy job to do before you start worrying about other components. Easy to follow instructions here; Whilst you are in the region of the IAC, give the throttle body a clean (instructions on the same page) and check all the vac lines as these often perish and lead to air leaks which will also cause poor running. Andy -- Andrew Sinclair

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