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 Post subject: Re: Water in footwells.
Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:29 am 
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As suggested, I pulled off the weather strip around the A pillar, and put silicone in the gaps: looks like the roof is spotwelded (?) onto the rest of the car, and the gaps were between the two sections, varying between 2 and 7cm in length, about half/one millimetre wide.
It's sunny up here today (yay!) but rain is coming all next week, so will see how it goes.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Water in footwells.
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Lifted up the passenger carpet, and saw a little trickle of water.
The water is seeping across the passenger footwell from somewhere in the centre - couldn't lift the carpet any further, and followed the little water course as far as the gearbox hump.
Any ideas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Water in footwells.
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:01 pm 
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Actually, it's coming down the inside of the firewall.
Not a huge amount, but it then pools in at the bottom and soaks the carpet.
I have the carpet lifted up now, with something underneath holding it up, so it does not get wet.
As mentioned above, I sealed the roof strip (above the A pilllar), so that should be fine (it looks waterproof enough).
Anyone have any ideas where else it may be coming from?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Water in footwells.
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:09 pm 
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The air conditioner drain is under there somewhere, I've heard of it blocking up and causing problems, which can be intermittant. You said Queensland I thought air-con lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Water in footwells.
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Still leaking when it rains heavilly (or for a prolonged period).
I'll apply some more silicon to the top of the roof line.
I now have small towls under the carpet, replacing when soaked.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Water in footwells.
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Hi, had the same problem with my ef, II, if you use the aircon alot(high humidity), get up under the front, there is a black water drip tray that drains out the front of the fire wall, near the bell housing, there is the black plastic drain, I pushed a 150mm long 6mm drill bit down the hole, and the water tank flowed freely, drained a bout a liter or more out, stoped the carpet getting wet, hair dryer worked well for drying out the car... good luck. :)

 

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