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mat

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I have a '74 Super Beetle and when I pour water into the vent on the hood in front of the windshield, it leaks into the interior of the car from both ends of the dashboard as well as getting into the heater channels in the dashboard and blowing out when I turn on the fan. I don't know what to do. Do I remove the dashboard to get to it? and if so how do i do that? 


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You need to attack this from two sides. You need to probably replace your vent tubes coming from the box the fan is in. You may be able to reach them without removing the dash, but I had to. I would then make a drain line for the fan box. To get into the box, remove the bolts from the big box inside the trunk up where those vents are. There you will find the fan (by the way I have one out of my '74 that works if anyone needs it). Punch a hole in the bottom of the box and attach a 1/4in hose nipple. Then run a 1/4in line down to a place for the water to drain. Problem solved.

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If your drian hoses are okay. You need to make sure all pin holes, cracks etc have been have been plugged that might exist in the fan box. We found a crack at the top of mine which solved some of my 73 super vert water problems.
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I have water coming in where the body and chassis meet. This started after the body had a complete overhaul. heater channels replaced, all rust and holes repaired including anything found at the fan box for the windshield. Rear window redone, new window seals. I have the doors apart inside with no water there. There's a new gasket for the body and chassis which is where the water is coming in NOW. A new paint job. None of this was happening B4 the work. One man claimed it may have been but I did not see it because it all was draining through the rusted out heater channels and other holes that were fixed. We can not figure out why or where its from.
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While my Bug is a standard and not a super it has a fresh air intake box that is similar in style to the box that came in the 71  both standard and super. Now while I am sure that the box for the curved window super is different, I am sure that VW still knew enough to put a water drain in that box just like they did on that 71 style box.(it's about 1/2" wide and about 1 1/2" long and drains out right behind the fuel tank) Even the fresh air intake on my old 69 T3 had drains on it, so I think if you look hard enough that you will find where VW originally wanted the water to drain out as that has to be plugged in you case.
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P.S. as a side note even that ol 66 Ghia has water drain holes and tubes for the fresh air intake to keep the water out of the cabin so I would be looking real hard to clean the one(s) that are there out.

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While my Bug is a standard and not a super it has a fresh air intake box that is similar in style to the box that came in the 71  both standard and super. Now while I am sure that the box for the curved window super is different, I am sure that VW still knew enough to put a water drain in that box just like they did on that 71 style box.(it's about 1/2" wide and about 1 1/2" long and drains out right behind the fuel tank) Even the fresh air intake on my old 69 T3 had drains on it, so I think if you look hard enough that you will find where VW originally wanted the water to drain out as that has to be plugged in you case.
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P.S. as a side note even that ol 66 Ghia has water drain holes and tubes for the fresh air intake to keep the water out of the cabin so I would be looking real hard to clean the one(s) that are there out.


Hi
The 1303S have a metal air box that is welded [I think] to the body
and it is common for them to be rusted out Now.
They are entirely different to the Non Supers and the 1302S Air boxes.
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I believe they would have to have a drain hole..
but because the air box is made of metal instead of plastic...  they do rust out..  so it wasn't good to change to metal..

LEE





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OK two things.

For Mat who started this thread No you do not need to remove the dash to get into the fresh air box just open the trunk and there is a cover that allows access just remove the screws and pry it off then check the drain hole to see if it isn't clogged also that drain is connected to a plastic tube under the dash inside the car you will nedd to check that as well to see if it is leaking.

now for moon dog who seems to have an entirely different problem with water coming in where the body and pan meet.

All I can say is tryi to pin point the exact area and then take it back to whoever did the body work. It is not uncommon for aseal to get misaligned while the body is being attached to the pan.



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Too late for the OP but when i took my 1303 dash out i pulled the drain pipe (a twin pipe on these) off and it was full of leaves.  This explains how the box rotted out too as the water would have pooled in there.   That also led to the rotting of the front bulkhead and heater channels too so worth checking to make sure it's draining well

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I had a hole rotted through the air vent box...patched up and and all was good. The drain tubes were blocked and that caused the backup that lead to the rusting.
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