Water drain points under bonnet

Faults and Technical chat for the Mazda CX-3
Post Reply
Bobc
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:59 am
Location: Shropshire UK

Water drain points under bonnet

Post by Bobc » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:17 pm

Hello again. I am still amazed how enjoyable I am finding driving the CX-3, after 2 whole weeks ownership.
Just one query so far. On my previous car, the Rover75, there was a well known problem that caused many owners an expensive repair, which was blocked drainage holes in the plenum chamber in front of the windscreen. This caused the chamber to fill up with rainwater, which then drowned the main ECU, which was fitted in the pollen filter space. Result was a new ECU, at considerable expense, plus flooded carpets as the water came in through the heater duct.. I was always very careful to keep mine cleaned out, and had no problems. I may be being paranoid, but is there a similar drain hole in the CX-3 ?
Thanks for your help,

Bob.
CX-3 Sport Nav, May 2017, 1.5d, manual , AWD, jet black pearl.


tyrfelin
Posts: 321
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:26 pm

Re: Water drain points under bonnet

Post by tyrfelin » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:20 pm

Yes you are paranoid!! ☺
Sport Nav 2.0 Snowflake White


User avatar
anchorman
Posts: 1048
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Water drain points under bonnet

Post by anchorman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:36 pm

I have cleaned out dozens of those ridiculous rubber drains following soaked cabin filters and carpets on 75s. What a typically hopeless idea that somehow plagued british cars.

No such worries with the CX3. Have a play with the hose pipe and watch it disappear unimpeded via very sensible body drains.
CX-5 Sportnav diesel auto. AWD


Bobc
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:59 am
Location: Shropshire UK

Re: Water drain points under bonnet

Post by Bobc » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:36 am

Thanks anchorman, that puts my mind at rest. I can now go off and enjoy driving.
Bob.
CX-3 Sport Nav, May 2017, 1.5d, manual , AWD, jet black pearl.


Beachman
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:58 pm

Re: Water drain points under bonnet

Post by Beachman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:07 am

when you wash yhe car open all doors and watch it run
Se-l nav auto dynamic blue petrol


zoylander
Posts: 151
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:10 pm
Location: Somerset

Re: Water drain points under bonnet

Post by zoylander » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:01 pm

anchorman wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:36 pm
I have cleaned out dozens of those ridiculous rubber drains following soaked cabin filters and carpets on 75s. What a typically hopeless idea that somehow plagued british cars.

No such worries with the CX3. Have a play with the hose pipe and watch it disappear unimpeded via very sensible body drains.
My son experienced the flooded ECU problem on his Rover 75 Tourer. He replaced it with a Mazda 5 for his growing family. So far, so good.
CX-3 SE 2.0L 2WD Auto. 43.5mpg.


User avatar
anchorman
Posts: 1048
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Water drain points under bonnet

Post by anchorman » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:35 pm

I have an old dipstick that has cleared many of those drains especially after leaf fall. It was quite satisfying to watch it all disappear down that hole!!!
CX-5 Sportnav diesel auto. AWD


Post Reply

Return to “Faults & Technical”