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    Condensation in engine bay. Help!

    I took my car out a week ago (68 Mustang) and then garaged it. Today I went to check the oil etc, and there appeared to be a lot of condensation covering everything. I've never seen that before and I've owned classics for years. Does anyone have any idea of what might cause that? Cheers.... J

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    Was it the same in the boot?
    If so at a total guess could just be climate changing !?
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    Just engine bay. There's no air circulation in the garage, it's just a lock up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
    Just engine bay. There's no air circulation in the garage, it's just a lock up.
    I’ve had this before, mine was due to no air circulation. The garage had no circulation so we put air bricks in and it sorted it.

    My mate has aircon in his garage and can simulate no air flow, same problem occurred until he switched it on.

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    Heat in the bay hitting cold metal wil do that as the temperature differential gets bigger.

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    Thanks guys, I think you've confirmed my first thoughts. I dried everything off today with microfibre cloths, I'll check tomorrow to see if there's any reoccurance, which I don't expect as I haven't run the engine today. I guess the answer might be to leave the bonnet/hood half open after driving the car during cold weather to let the moisture escape? Many thanks. John

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    My '66 Mustang also lives in a lock up. Sits unused for long periods. I give the engine bay a good coating of WD40 and pop a couple of moisture absorber bags on top of the engine. Not had any problems with condensation.

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