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A draught from the door...

PostPosted by Rambler » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 pm

Weird one this...
Been meaning to ask...
When I have my door windows down or open as im driving along, I get quite a draught through the door handle apperature !

Any ideas where the air comes from anybody please ?
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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:37 pm

Rambler wrote:Weird one this...
Been meaning to ask...
When I have my door windows down or open as im driving along, I get quite a draught through the door handle apperature !

Any ideas where the air comes from anybody please ?


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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:09 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:
Rambler wrote:Weird one this...
Been meaning to ask...
When I have my door windows down or open as im driving along, I get quite a draught through the door handle apperature !

Any ideas where the air comes from anybody please ?


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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by Phaeton » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:28 am

Is the rubber grommet/bung that brings the electrics into the door in place, is here a gap between the window & the seal?
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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by firemac » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:22 pm

CharlieFarlie wrote:
Rambler wrote:Weird one this...
Been meaning to ask...
When I have my door windows down or open as im driving along, I get quite a draught through the door handle apperature !

Any ideas where the air comes from anybody please ?


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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by firemac » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:24 pm

Phaeton wrote:Is the rubber grommet/bung that brings the electrics into the door in place, is here a gap between the window & the seal?


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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by Davrav » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:53 pm

I'm guessing that the open windows cause air inside the car to be sucked out and the draught you are feeling is air being drawn in to balance things out. If no air was coming in you'd be driving in a vacuum. Mr Bernoullli spent a lot of time working stuff like this out and now has a principle named after him for his efforts. I'll let David Wilson explain the details as I'm no physiscist :N
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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:23 pm

Davrav wrote:I'm guessing that the open windows cause air inside the car to be sucked out and the draught you are feeling is air being drawn in to balance things out. If no air was coming in you'd be driving in a vacuum. Mr Bernoullli spent a lot of time working stuff like this out and now has a principle named after him for his efforts. I'll let David Wilson explain the details as I'm no physiscist :N



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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by Rambler » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:37 pm

CharlieFarlie wrote:
Rambler wrote:Weird one this...
Been meaning to ask...
When I have my door windows down or open as im driving along, I get quite a draught through the door handle apperature !

Any ideas where the air comes from anybody please ?


Outside


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Yeah...... guessed I asked for that :D

I'll check out that grommet.

It was when I was using the window buttons that I felt the draught.
And I thought well where does the air enter into the door void to be able to escape from that apperature - there's no openings or vents for the air to get in there from what I can see.
When the window is closed.... no draught.

Only curious.......
If it's a science thing :s_scratchhead
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Re: A draught from the door...

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:39 pm

They all do it :s_thumbsup

So there's air round all of them ?
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