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Old 03-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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I have been lurking for a while and finally decided to join.....and also look for some feedback. I bought my 2012 Ti hatch in September last year, love it and have no complaints. However, I did notice a few weeks ago when I went to check the windshield fluid after driving in the rain that the top of the engine looked wet. i shrugged it off as condensation with the cool humid and damp weather we were having and the temperature shifts.

But today I went to check the oil and I noticed that the front on top on the engine was really dirty and salty(have had a lot of snow lately). I checked our van and it is clean as a whistle. This is definetly not normal as it seems that the seal in the center of the hood when closed must not be keeping all the water out. Has anyone else sen this issue? Thanks in advance.


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Old 03-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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A couple of things come to mind. Check the adjustable rubber stops on the outer corners of the hood. They may be turned out too far causing a gap. To get mine just right, I put a small dab of grease on them, turned the stops all the way in and turned them out equally a little at a time, when it left a small light spot of grease they were adjusted properly. My other thought is maybe the under body air dam is missing, unlikely, but worth a look.
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The underbody is fine. It is just the front and more toward the drivers side. Was thinking of mentioning the issue at my next oil changd. When I have more time I will check out your suggestion regarding the stoppers.
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in the winter when it's messy out , esp on the interstate w/ all the spray from trucks and such, i find that grill / intake design has alot to do w/ whether or not the engine bay gets filthy. My civic is always a mess but my focus stays pretty clean.
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in the winter when it's messy out , esp on the interstate w/ all the spray from trucks and such, i find that grill / intake design has alot to do w/ whether or not the engine bay gets filthy. My civic is always a mess but my focus stays pretty clean.

I agree, but this seems pretty obvious it has to be a seal issue. You can look at the under side of the hood and get an idea of where it is seeping from. Just dont expect a mound of salt all over my engine....
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I just noticed some salt spots too. I did the snorkel delete and cut rubber gasket (not sure what to call it) so figured that's where it's coming from but now I guess I should check the engine hood seals too. A little seepage here and there isn't a big deal is it?
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I have been lurking for a while and finally decided to join.....and also look for some feedback. I bought my 2012 Ti hatch in September last year, love it and have no complaints. However, I did notice a few weeks ago when I went to check the windshield fluid after driving in the rain that the top of the engine looked wet...
Hi DaveIsHere,

Since you're concerned, I recommend making an appointment at your dealership so they can inspect. They'll be able to determine if the moisture you're experiencing is normal or requires repair. Additionally, I can assist by escalating your case. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll get to work on your case.

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A beauty day here in Peterpatch today so I thought wipe down the interior a bit.I popped the hood later to check under there and could not believe the crap in there.Sand and pepples up to 1/6th of an inch all over top of the engine.We're talking heavy mat'l here and it cant be coming through the grill or under the hood.. Maybe its a airflow design thing at speed and theres suction in the compartment at speed.My 2010 got dusty but never wet or heavy mat'l like this..Its the only theory my brain cell can come up with...
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Hi DaveIsHere,

Since you're concerned, I recommend making an appointment at your dealership so they can inspect. They'll be able to determine if the moisture you're experiencing is normal or requires repair. Additionally, I can assist by escalating your case. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll get to work on your case.

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Thanks for the info. I will check with my dealer first and if I need to I will get you engaged. Appreciate the assistance
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