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Old 03-14-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Air intake water disposal path

The 1998 Dynasty has a rooftop grill for the engine air intake (unless I am totally confused, which is a distinct possibility with all due respect to the late 60's). The trough on top collects standing water and the only place for it to disperse is to evaporate or drain through the air grill . Now, in the engine compartment, on top of the mechanical stuff is a sheet metal plenum which appears to be the drain for water coming off the roof intake area. Having water dripping down on the engine as a designed process just does not seem "right" to my way of thinking. Comments?

Oh, Hay Y'all! Hope everyone is ready for SPRING!!! Been a long, cold winter in Dixie Land. Haven't been camping since Christmas.
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BAMA!!! I am glad you survived the Christmas trip!!
Okay... so what is the chance of a photo so I can understand what the heck you are talking about!!?



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Barely. :-)

I'll get a pic as soon as I can. You know I have heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words.
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On my 05 Dynasty the air intake is located high up on the drivers side rear. The grill you talk about on mine only brings cool fresh air to the engine compartment while driving. It ends before the front of the engine so the water doesn't hit the engine, just the cooler air. Not sure if the 98 is the same.
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Spider,
On some coaches there was an air scoop to direct fresh air into the engine bay, helping to keep the engine bay cooler. This is separate from the air intake the goes to the engine air filter.
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I thought my 99 Dynasty had drain holes to the right and left of the center scoop on the roof. Next time you are on the roof take a look.
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Here are a couple of pics showing the water drip-path. The pic of the air intake doesn't show too clearly, but what I see is that the intake shares the same plenum with the drip-on-the-motor sheet metal. All this comes from a grilled open on the top rear of the coach. I had so much moisture get into the air filter one time from snow accumulation and melt that the exhaust was pumping out clouds of "steam". I installed a drip-path at the lowest part of the intake flex hose after that episode.
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