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Old 04-13-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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How do you clean your drain holes?

I was cleaning the top this weekend, when I lowered it halfway to clean out the clam shell I noticed that the drain holes on both sides were completely clogged leaving a three inch puddle on either side. The water was blue? Must have been from the foam. I grabbed a Bic pen and managed to squeeze it in the drain hole which let out the water. But the passage has angle to it, when I tried to pull out the leaves and what looked like dirt from a flower pot, with my finger I couldn't really get it out so its more than likely going to get backed up again. Anyone have a good method to clean this?

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:34 AM   #2
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Consider yourself lucky! I had a small acorn get under the foam tray and in the drain below! Had to use a borescope to find it. Was able to remove it with one of those extended reach tools (link below) without tearing everything apart.
Easiest way to clear I found is to use a short length of something like plastic refrigerator water supply tubing. The drip tray drain hose end is right in the mud flap/ trim piece. It is white 3/8" plastic tbg. Simply insert the small tubing up from below and flush out with some water until clear. Easy.

http://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/06574966 it is not magnetic. It has 4 small hook teeth that open when depressing plunger.

PS Buy the drain covers. They save a lot of grief. https:https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/Drain_Cover/ES2065693/

PSS: Check your front drains, I think they actually collect leaves easier than the rear and are harder to inspect. I made a pair of stainless wire screens for my front drains. They work very well.

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Awesome. Where did you get the screen material?

These drain plugs have become an issue. Last year I had two inches under the passenger seat and carpeting behind the seat was always wet.
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Awesome. Where did you get the screen material?

These drain plugs have become an issue. Last year I had two inches under the passenger seat and carpeting behind the seat was always wet.
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What I did was bought a stainless strainer basket from Walmart. Couple bucks and plenty of material. Cut the strainer into 2 pieces and used a 1/2" bolt as a form. I then formed the screen around the bolt into a mushroom shape. cut the stem end down to about an inch of length. You can then pull a bunch of loose strands from the stem piece so it fits down into the drain. The mushroom end keeps leaves off the drain and now I have not found water up to the brake booster anymore! Well when it does rain!


The design is not the best IMHO. The foam tray merely guides the water to the actual drain bucket under it, and that of course overflows right into the passenger compartment and you can't see what is really in the actual drain. In my case there was an acorn in there that was a perfect stopper. I now have the drain covers that should keep everything nice and clean.

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Old 04-13-2016, 03:20 PM   #5
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The screens

Couple pics. One shows the screen working. They were made quickly to test the concept, but have been working so well I haven't made more.




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Good ideas. But if you have your car outside, even with a cover, put some absorbent material or chamois behind both seats to give you an advance warning about where itís about to happen. If they get damp or wet itís a wake-up call. Not a solution, but it will wake you up!
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:40 PM   #8
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i saw someone in the Facebook Porsche Boxster 986 group recommended using a flexible trombone cleaner to push all the way down and through the drain pipes to make sure they're clear. It seems like a good idea as long as pushing the cleaner through doesn't disconnect the drain tube from the drain fitting.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:15 AM   #9
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I have these...

...https://www.********************************************** ******.com/product/PK98XDRAIN.html


Work great.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:45 AM   #11
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If you are trying to post the 987 drain covers, the Part Number is: 987 561 487 00, runs about $14 for a set.
Part Numbers save money!

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