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    Default Any tips to stop D sucking dust?

    Hi All,
    With the current dry conditions and the RFS recently running 2 D6 dozers up our road (not floated), our road has turned to talcum. Any tips in stopping the dust sucking up thru the door seals particularly the rear ones. It's amazing to see the dust waft in at 20 kph!.
    Have some new seals, in transit, that go along the body at the bottom of the door. One has disintegrated, and have just noted that the right passenger one is missing.

    Steve

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    Run the blowers to build up pressure in the cabin.

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    Yes! That way the blowers will drag in the dust through the front ducts and send it straight into your face as you drive.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Yes! That way the blowers will drag in the dust through the front ducts and send it straight into your face as you drive.
    Not necessarily so Gerry unless you driving through somebody else's dust.

    You don't see dust flowing over the front of your car, do you?

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    The old school way, for example with Land-Rovers and their 'excellent' seals, was to close all windows and open the front vent. With the R8 - shut windows and run the ventilator fan. The trick, as Roger said, is to have a higher pressure inside the car than outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Not necessarily so Gerry unless you driving through somebody else's dust.

    You don't see dust flowing over the front of your car, do you?
    I was referring to the degraded foam lining in the second and third nose cars. My wife complained of that stuff coming out of the vents every time I put the fans on!
    Cheers Gerry

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    A nylon stocking pulled over the hose where it goes into the firewall is a good way to stop that foam from entering the cabin.
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    In essence, the way to keep dust out is to keep the windows fully up. The better the seals the less dust. With a good boot seal and door seals less dust will get in, but even with good seals dust will enter if windows are down even a little.
    Big problem in summer! my DS has aircon. so can be kept reasonably clean inside.
    Good luck. David

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Drive underwater.
    and wash the car at the same time! Two birds killed with one stone!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Hi Guys

    As the new DS air ducting is readily available, and reasonably cheap, especially from DF, there is no excuse for anyone to have air duct with crumbling foam?

    best regards,

    Greg
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