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Thursday’s Rain….

I took my CSR to Nick Potter's for its annual service and MoT on Thursday. The heavy rain meant that I went with the hood on - probably one of about a dozen times it has been on in the last 15 years.

At 3:30 I got the call from Nick saying that it was ready to collect (the only issue was that a headlamp bulb failed on the way back after the MoT) and I went round to collect it.

It was dark and still raining, so rather than take the route which required me to cross the A6, I went the alternate route with just a left hand turn. BIG mistake....

About a mile away from Nick's I came round a bend at around 30mph and drove straight into a deep bit of flooded road, about a foot deep at the worst point. A massive bow wave went over the bonnet, hit the windscreen and over the roof and I got a bit wet, but was more concerned with the engine and ignition lights that were flickering and an engine that sounded like it was about to stall.

Clutch down, add a few revs and I managed to drive out of the mini-lake. Phew. I then realised that I was more than a little bit wet and there was a cold draft coming in. It turned out that the bow wave had hit the rear passenger arch, bounced off it and lifted the passenger door off its hinges and undid a few of the poppers. I was wet, the passenger seat was very wet as was my head and the inside of the roof.

I made it home and into the garage where I could better assess what had happened. There was about an inch of water in the passenger footwell and a very damp passenger footwell. The squabs dried overnight at home and I managed to get everything out of the footwells using cloths and then kitchen roll. The water was very dirty!

I'll post a pic as soon as I remember how to do it!

Steve

 

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..and here is the water I got out of it. Lovely colour!

Water
 

Dirty Water
 

Dirty 3

Jonathan. This is the string I get using your method: "https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/ABuJ3JRbexcHzTFD-RzcSSenuxedV1uBQ9K9l1DQzBlGCMpCRJjobAmbHoF7ysDseoPGXWGJ-yLsVb1xG8Dx4wuLp55zHjLJaGQkPmwMuqYA__O58yWj-8zWwh-qbjgOK4MVAXaUSXezP7jAxW-QgsHY87o3SI-5UZS-2EEMLeyLGgdDfcdJyBLkPOUZPs_9z8DdNbypb_JjELMNNTJV6baAC6CnYOO1FAEE_5PfJHolS4NG6QyTUay-ygNwomVIsOk2fhkvYT2I9yZ17E2OthKKEA0b3ItqqBjnQT-PhOxeyXqD3ByVJM7MNp5TDp1cLAElfKbnD0948JQecEzvueSFtIn2nFdadO9nOUqDU0a_G-Qo-Z1_pF-Jh2pd5Mr8NNw/p.jpeg"

I normally can get my head around this, but it is baffling me....

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(You need to link to the image rather than the Dropbox page.)

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Similarly, driving home from Warwick races on Wednesday. Heavy rain throughout the journey and I forded a couple of streams (or so it seemed) once I left the motorway.

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Thanks Jonathan. I've been trying to find out how to do that..... still failing!

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Time to drill some drain holes in the floor for next time....

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Hi, Steve.

Once you have the Dropbox page showing in the browser you need to get the URL of the image itself. In Safari on macOS you can find that by control-clicking the image.

What browser are you using, please?

Jonathan

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That`s what `7`ing is all about....You just don`t get that level of fun (or water) in an Audi ! Party

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I am using Safari (and the Dropbox App) on an iPad. It doesn't seem to give me the option of getting the image URL. 
Steve

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In Safari on iOS:

  1. Tap and hold the image.
  2. Choose "Copy".
  3. Open a new browser window and paste into the browser address bar. That should show the address of the image.

Jonathan

PS: I'm not sure if step 3 is needed... I'll test. Please could you repost that Dropbox URL.

Edited: Step 3 isn't needed. See post #13 below.

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Jonathan

here is the Dropbox link 

Dropbox
 

Link

Steve