Would the cowl seal be causing part of he problem??
I've had body shops look at it
my savvy car guys looked at it
... and I've tinkered with it for as long as I've owned it, and nothing ever worked... jacmac...you nailed it!!!
Pulled out the seal and look at it now...very cool!
Now if I can just figure out what to do with the seal. Seems like a much easier task compared to what I was dealing with before.