phénomène de trottoir

07:54 Oct 28, 2013
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Weatherproofing car doors
French term or phrase: phénomène de trottoir
COI sur véhicule 307, le cordon chemine sur l’embase de la COI (changement de support).
Attention, si le cordon passe sur l’élément, il y a un risque d’entrée d’eau et de poussière au niveau de la jonction (cf. schéma 21 : phénomène de trottoir).
Solution paliative pour le passage des éléments traversants (rivet, bielette,…) :
Celle ci consiste à intégrer à la conception de la feuille d’étanchéité un trou pour le passage de l’élément et à l’entourer d’un cordon de colle (cf. schémas 22).
Feuille d’étanchéité avec cordon de colle entourant le passage de
la manivelle lève-vitre.

Any suggestions on a bright Monday morning?
TIA Chris.
Local time: 23:11

Summary of answers provided
2kerbside/curbside mishaps
B D Finch
1splashing water entry

Discussion entries: 17



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splashing water entry

We could do with seeing the diagram

As it is about seals, I wonder if the 'phénomène de trottoir' (which is a coined phrase of the writer apparently) refers figuratively to people getting wet by splashing when a car goes by fast and there is a puddle
Maybe water being splashed up enters the car?

Local time: 23:11
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Asker: How do I put diagrams on here?

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neutral  B D Finch: It woud be wonderful if car manufacturers cared about pedestrians getting splashed, but I fear you are being over-optimistic and this is about the water getting into the car. Afraid that your suggested phrase doesn't work for me.
21 mins
  -> misunderstanding. I AM talking about water getting into the car.
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kerbside/curbside mishaps

Without having downloaded the diagram, your explanation made it sound like a mishap.

Note added at 7 hrs (2013-10-28 14:56:01 GMT)

With acknowledgements to Catherine!

Note added at 15 hrs (2013-10-28 23:17:35 GMT)

Re Aker's note. If the plastic film keeps the water out, it prevents any kerbside mishap. Didn't look at diagram because it involved downloading it from a ftp site and I tend to only do that when necessary.

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Asker: Have a look at the diagram!! Nothing to do with mishaps, we're glueing plastic film inside the door to keep water out!

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