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(VIDEO) 2020 C8 Corvette HTC Driver Review...Plus Z51 vs Non-Z51 Review

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  • #46
    There are two bottom of the engine compartment drain vents (each side of the motor) that will do all the draining for you.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by John View Post
      There are two bottom of the engine compartment drain vents (each side of the motor) that will do all the draining for you.
      I think he is talking about where the tonneau cover slopes forward towards the rear vertical window. I have read that water definitely pools there, but conflicting reports about whether or not there are drains in that location.

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      • #48
        Water is definitely going to get into the HTC’s engine compartment for the reason you noted, for there are no HTC deck drains other than that one large side-to-side one which can/does facilitate its entrance with its slope water.

        I think of how much water was/is air pressure force-fed into the engine compartments of all our front engine Corvettes when we drove, water that we probably only considered when we were detailing the compartment for hood-up show presentation or similar.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #49
          I don’t think the concern is water in the engine compartment at all. The concern is standing water on top of the tonneau cover pooled up against the rear window. If water doesn’t drain from that area and you drive your HTC in the rain a lot, it could be a pain trying to deal with manually removing the water from the top of the tonneau at the end of a drive.

          That being said, I ordered the HTC. I’m not really too concerned about that issue.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by 16falcon View Post
            I don’t think the concern is water in the engine compartment at all. The concern is standing water on top of the tonneau cover pooled up against the rear window.
            Just floor it pulling into your garage. That'll slide the water off the back
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            • #51
              I like your thinking’s! I can’t believe that with all of the engineering thought that went in to this car, that they missed this. There has to be natural solution (though again, jumping on it is always fun anyway - well, maybe not entering your garage.)
              Rick, Charlotte, NC
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