[xj] A/C Condensate Drains

Hi All,

Regarding the recent spate of blocked condensate drains (mine included),
what causes the blockage?? How difficult is it to get at the tray
itself and clean it out thoroughly??

Cheers,

Jim Downes
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Regarding the recent spate of blocked condensate drains (mine included),
what causes the blockage?? How difficult is it to get at the tray
itself and clean it out thoroughly??

It is directly under the grill that has the washer jet on it. Pull off the
grill and you’re in.

Craig===================================================
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The cause of the blockage, is bacteria.
Yes dear friends the little critters,
are abundant in any standing water.
Those of you that are familiar with
portable dehumidifiers, know all too well,
what I am talking about.
The gritters exude something,
that turns water into a jelly like substance,
Which is what you are poking through with the “coathangers”

Charlie
Lumps Admin.,From: “Craig Sawyers” c.sawyers@tech-enterprise.com

Regarding the recent spate of blocked condensate drains (mine included),
what causes the blockage?? How difficult is it to get at the tray
itself and clean it out thoroughly??

It is directly under the grill that has the washer jet on it. Pull off the
grill and you’re in.

Craig

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Craig Sawyers wrote:

Regarding the recent spate of blocked condensate drains (mine included),
what causes the blockage?? How difficult is it to get at the tray
itself and clean it out thoroughly??

It is directly under the grill that has the washer jet on it. Pull off the
grill and you’re in.

Craig,
I thought that one drained out into the engine bay through those two
black ‘booty’ things?? Doesn’t the a/c heater box have one internal to
the car??

Cheers,
Jim Downes
PubAdmin===================================================
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Jim,
You are correct.
There are two drains which relieve the area under the heater matrix.
they exit the car, in the area of the Trans tunnel, just behind the bell
housing.
the Air intake, between the w/w drains thru the two elbows,
with the one way valves in the end.

         Charlie
         Lumps Admin.
         Matawan, New Jersey,   USA
         83 XJ6 350 Vette eng TH700R4*************************

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by
hatching the egg - not by smashing it.”
–Arnold Glasow

From: “MillTech” MillTech@pacbell.net
Subject: Re: [xj] A/C Condensate Drains

Craig Sawyers wrote:

Regarding the recent spate of blocked condensate drains (mine included),
what causes the blockage?? How difficult is it to get at the tray
itself and clean it out thoroughly??

It is directly under the grill that has the washer jet on it. Pull off the
grill and you’re in.

Craig,
I thought that one drained out into the engine bay through those two
black ‘booty’ things?? Doesn’t the a/c heater box have one internal to
the car??

Cheers,
Jim Downes
PubAdmin

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Craig,
I thought that one drained out into the engine bay through those two
black ‘booty’ things?? Doesn’t the a/c heater box have one internal to
the car??

Cheers,
Jim Downes

Jim - you’re right, of course. I was taliking about the air intake drains
into the engine compartment. The condensor drains are indeed via two tubes
into the transmission tunnel, directly above the exhaust pipes.

Craig===================================================
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Confusion here. The climate control condensate tray is within the dash;
difficult to access. Craig was referring to the plenum OUTside the car,
under the chromed air grille in front of the windscreen.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “MillTech” MillTech@pacbell.net
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: jueves, 21 de septiembre de 2000 19:48
Subject: Re: [xj] A/C Condensate Drains

Craig Sawyers wrote:

Regarding the recent spate of blocked condensate drains (mine
included),

what causes the blockage?? How difficult is it to get at the tray
itself and clean it out thoroughly??

It is directly under the grill that has the washer jet on it. Pull off
the

grill and you’re in.

Craig,
I thought that one drained out into the engine bay through those two
black ‘booty’ things?? Doesn’t the a/c heater box have one internal to
the car??

Cheers,
Jim Downes
PubAdmin

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