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    Snow on motor..

    Hey Guys,

    So, I recently drove over 1,000 miles across the state of PA and back.. in snow. We're talking lots of snow. In Erie, PA alone there was several feet and as I made my way back to the Philly area, I got stuck in a snow storm that stayed with me across the whole state. Anyway, after minor issues due to the 6 degree weather of my windshield washer fluid turning to slushie, I stopped to get gas and popped my hood to see snow on my motor. I have no idea how or where it got in and I was wondering if anyone else has ever had this and if it is bad? Once I saw it I immediately got as much out with my snow brush as I could, especially off the battery and fuse box.

    Just wondering 1. Is this bad? 2. Besides the gaping hole in my hood, how did it get in?

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    Snow on motor..

    Check your fender liner. Maybe it got torn somehow. You should be fine, engines are designed to get wet (high pressure washing excepted).

    From the pic, the fender liner seems like the most likely culprit.
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    The car is perfectly fine as far as the snow damaging anything, as said. I would guess it came in through the scoop but it only deposited in those areas because it melted everywhere else. Probably just odd conditions or maybe your intercooler seal isn't great.
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    Thanks for the ideas, I will have to take a closer look at the wheel wells and intercooler seals when I have a chance.

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