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Old 08-08-2004, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If i vent it and its raining, will the rain come in?
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've wondered that before, but am not really up to trying it to find out. :P
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I mean parked.
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lets see.

l | : l : '' | <---rain

__/ __ <----sunroof vented




l | : ''| l <---Rain

__/ |:__ <---rain in vent




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Dang , i thought there was a magical BMW force field blocking the rain. More like |!~~~~~~~!|. Seriously thu, rain gets in went vented?
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....wut?

yes rain does go through the air into your car??


i think there is a misunderstanding. are you speaking of some random vents for ac or anything like that??????????
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Naw i'm talking about sunroof :|
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It will just get caught in the headliner piece.... a little bit wouldn't be bad, but if it's pouring it will soak through andmake a mess.
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I drive in the rain with it vented....and I'm fine. Not too sure about parked though.

Solution: Close your sunroof when parking in the rain?
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I would only vent the sunroof if i could park with it vented. Because houston is hot and hot air inside my car cooks shit inside.
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Well if it's hot outside I doubt it is going to be raining...
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actually ive left mine open in the rain and there wasnt any rain in the cabin, and ive had no long term affects the rain wasnt hard, however i wouldnt advise trying it
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Ive accidently left my sunroof tilted during about 6 hours of pouring down rain, ran out to my car when i realized it while it was still pouring and found my car to be totally 100% dry inside
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