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    Mobile paddling pool!

    Driving down to Devon last week when I got home i noticed all my stuff and spare clothes in the OFFSIDE REAR footwell was drenched! It had been heavy rain all the way down so checked window was closed, door seal etc all good. So took the mat out and dried it and borrowed my mates Vax with a hand nozzle to suck out water that was there (it was sopping wet!) Didnt use the car for 4 days and we were getting BIBLICAL RAIN like 'time to build a large wooden boat and collect some animals' rain! NOTHING in the back.

    Drove back up to Hampshire at 1am through this WALL of water. Got back to my dogs and checked the back......... and the back was now about 3 inches DEEP! Had another look underneath with my rechargable light this morning in the multi storey at work but couldnt see anything. This sort of water means a popped or damaged floorpan surely? BTW ITS NOT GOT A SUNROOF solid roof! Ive had the drains blocked on another V70.

    Now I had to do an emergency roadside brake repair but no axle stands just found some wood blocks by the roadside so used these to block it under the engine mount (I ALWAYS prop in a solid place NOT a floor pan) Was wondering if I had damaged the floor but it all looks fine its undersealed so you would see any damage to the steel.

    Any solutions please as we have a funeral to go to and the car now steams up like someones using a kettle inside so I need it dried! I had suspected the A/C drain but its winter so all i used was the heater on full to try to dry the carpet in the back? Its going to rust the floor out and start stinking like a Tom cat unless I can cure this. Can the A/C produce like A GALLON of condense?

    cheers guys over to you experts!
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    The AC won’t produce 3” of water. You can whip off the trim in the passenger footwell and make sure the AC drain hose is connected. You can also cable tie the neck so it never pops off. The blower fan also has a lower drain on the opposite side of the AC hose by the lower door hinge.
    I would remove the wipers and scuttle and inspect everything near the blower entrance. This can become a leaf/ mud trap, and the foam seal between the body and blower can perish.
    Check connections in the front passenger footwell before replacing anything. Use a watering can to test.

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    I’ve just had 2 small leaks into my footwell in both V70 and XC70. Here’s some images of the stuff I came across.
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    Nice info!
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    Thans for this I will have a look IF it stos dumping oceans on me? During my shift days its been BRIGHT SUNSHINE (TYPICAL) then on my rest days its crapping down!

    I have to work outside so equally difficult and risky as I cant look for 'water track marks' when theres loads of the stuff dropping on the car. No idea if/ when IT WILL stop raining enough to strip the scuttle I had suspected the drains under there but i need some cover over the car some how to do this. I bought a large tarp so trying to rig a 'tent' to work under.
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