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#1 (permalink) Old 09-25-2004, 10:40 PM
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Any brilliant idea on how to eliminate the possibilty of pulling the rug out to dry it? As it may cause shrinkage of carpet after ward and missing up the plastic molding in the interior.

The car is pretty much dry but I am afraid that under carpet padding/glue if any may grow some pine trees and a couple of racoons under it from all that moisture!!

When I pulled the back seat out the yellow sponge was still dripping dirty water I had it out all day in the sun; still really wet seat. ANY CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS TO STOP THE GROWTH OF smell/PLANTS/ANIMALS under the carpet?

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Sorry, but you MAY have to replace it. I'm not sure of anything that'll take care of this.

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D3 As always thanks for the thought
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I think you'll need to borrow one of those dry cleaning vacuums or maybe you can rent one from the grocery store... I'm sure you can rent one at the grocery store. It 'll suck much of the water... then use some type of power to stop mildew and help in the drying process (baking soda is good for getting rid of bad smells).
Try this before replacing the carpet... As always, go the cheap way first!

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Going the cheap way is my unspoken policy! Well I confess: going the ECONOMICAL way sounds a bit better? more classy? But for real, I don't wish to replace the carpet with new because it will not match the older interior. The way it is now: it is wearing evenly with the rest of interior. I know what you saying LOS Execuses/execuses Billb does not want to spend the money.Cheap? who me? NAAAH. See you

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I meant the "economical way" first!!! That should work for sure!!!

AND I WOULDN'T REPLACE THE CARPET EITHER!!! Has nothing to do with money.... Trust me, I understand what you're saying!

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I always trusted you; if I have not would I follow your advise on drying the angled eyes? You have to confess it was a good advise coming from the heart of LA straight up to the East Coast. In return I came across this piece of info. about the M5 I thought I'll share it with you and the rest of the forum members: SO CHEERS

The M5's engine oiling system is as exotic as the rest of the motor's innards. Sensitive to the high cornering ability the car is capable of achieving, engineers deemed that natural return of oil to the oil-pan sump would be inadequate during extreme cornering. Therefore, two scavenging pumps, one for each cylinder bank, are utilized. In normal driving, these pumps pick up oil from the rear of the engine and return it to the sump. During hard cornering (0.9g or more) the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system's lateral-g sensor switches magnetic valves to different pickup points at the outer side of the oil pan. This system remains active even if the driver switches off DSC. A thermal sensor monitors oil level and temperature and a warning appears in the "check control" display if the level falls below a certain point. Replacing the fuel-economy gauge found in many BMWs, the M5 has an oil-temperature gauge in the tach face. Additionally, oil is cooled by a coolant-oil heat exchanger, the first-ever application of this on a gasoline engine.
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Ummmm.... A Wet Vacuum should do the trick....but mildew huh?

Did you leave the sunroof open and water got in and you were on vacation for a week....what in the world happend? Flood?

Whenever I encounter a wet vehicle...I get a wet vac and vacuum it out as best as i can....and then open all the doors....and get a fan in there blowing on the wet area. After an hour or 2....things should be dry.
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You must've missed all the fun of my post dated 9/21 titled "528i,jetta,camrey didn't make it, a civic did".

It did face a nasty flood and paid the sacrifice with a dead engine, this wet carpet post is dealing with the after saga loose ends. And yes an electrical fan sounds like a good idea will try it for sure.


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Hmm yeah I was wondering if there was a connection....

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