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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:50 am 
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Hi all, the past few days it has been raining non stop down here. And well that brings me to my problem..

When i open the boot after it has been raining, where the boot latch is and the surrounding area, water is getting thru somehow and is going all over the place!! i have an amp and sub in the boot too, so this could cause a serious electrical problems if it were to get any worse. :shock:

I really have no idea where its coming from, my GUESS is that its leaking water thru the screw holes where the spoiler is.... Should i tighten these up and mabe place some silicone around them?

I will take a picture of it and post it up asap to give you a better idea of what im talking about.

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:17 pm 
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yep you got it in one the spoiler is where it is coming from...
if you dare you could take wing off clean area really well and silicon it they put it back on but there will be rust ...

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:47 pm 
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Um well looking closer thier isnt really all that much rust around the spoiler, looks maily like surface rust but i can clean that up..

Im guessin removing the spoiler is pretty straight forward... Disconnect the wiring for the light.. then just undo the screws... :)

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:47 pm 
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Upon further inspection i found out the leaks are coming from the stupid black grommets from the number plate... yeah weird i know but thats where all the water has been coming out from... So i sillicone sealed them up and hope for the best now. If that didnt fix the problem then it must be the middle part of the spoiler with the leak... :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:13 pm 
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I have the same problem - i havent worked out where it is leaking from yet. If you find out let us all know.
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:43 pm 
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Yeah its definately comming from the little grommets from the back of the number plate, when the silicone dries and it starts pissin down with rain again i will know if i got it rite! LOL speaking of which hear it comes lol. :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:47 pm 
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this reminds me of a song...

theres a hole in my shoe and its letting in water....

shoe...boot.. get it??

ahhh too much rain makes us insane...

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:18 pm 
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Yes too much rain is a pain in the a**!! Especially when thiers things youve gotta do!! :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:54 pm 
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Okay! its just finished raining, and im happy to say i fixed the problem!!! No more water pissing out of the boot when i open it!! Im stoked about that, i will take pictures of what i did later on so you can try it as well.

Thats if you have the same problem as i did. :)

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:36 pm 
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I had the SAME problem ... Water was getting inside the rear garnish .

what i ended up doing was taking the garnish around (yeah its all glued together) and regluing the whole thing back together, and using lots of silocne around it .

Its annoying when you open your boot, and around the latch it turns into a water fall!
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:41 pm 
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Its annoying when you open your boot, and around the latch it turns into a water fall!


Yes and its very embarasing too!!! Ive fixed mine up well and truely so im stoked no more wet boot lol :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:03 pm 
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Yes too much rain is a pain in the a**!! Especially when thiers things youve gotta do!! :roll:


Or better yet, wash your car! lol. :D

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:11 pm 
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drill a hole or 2 in the spare wheel well
the water then will drain out

as for stoping the leak
no fuggin idea...

dont drive in the rain

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:01 pm 
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LOL it didnt matter whether i was driving it or not... it still lets water thru.. Doesnt matter thou ive fixed it for now!!! :)

If its decent weather tommorrow i will take pictures of where it was leaking. So some of yas know what your looking for :)

 

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