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Old 20 Jan 2010, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi peeps, quick question, got condensation in my boot, was wondering if anyone has pics off wher the drains are in the boot, cant find them, am sure this is causin the probems, anyone with any ideas welcome, thanks
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First check where the spare wheel is any water in it as possibly seals in the lights are worn or if not that might be boot seals
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i had the same problem but the previouse owner had drilled dirty great holes in the boot lid for the spoiler they had which was realy crap and i have changed and filled holes but i noticed that the lights were worn aswel? do not ask me how lights can wear away and water can leak in but thats what cased my problem also make sure leafs and dirt hasent built up in the drain runs that run along the sides of the boot shut,and alsoooo that if you have an import that the rear screen washer bottle located in the boot is not leaking ....you never know!
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lot of uk cars suffer with condensation on the boot lid but would certainly check all of the above light seals are also notorious if they have been removed at some stage .They need to be totally cleaned and reseal with fresh silicon.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 07:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks guys, will be a slow process but gonna start at weekend
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 07:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lot of uk cars suffer with condensation on the boot lid but would certainly check all of the above light seals are also notorious if they have been removed at some stage .They need to be totally cleaned and reseal with fresh silicon.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 08:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had the same problem on an import car.I have done all the checks and found nothing,trip to BnQ got some polly foam insulation in sheets for a fiver with silver backing,cut to size and fit with some contact glue seems to be working.
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lot of uk cars suffer with condensation on the boot lid
My Jap import to
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I had the same problem on an import car.I have done all the checks and found nothing,trip to BnQ got some polly foam insulation in sheets for a fiver with silver backing,cut to size and fit with some contact glue seems to be working.
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also check behind the plastic boot trim, against and level with the back bumper there are two rubber seals/plugs (on a classic). I sourced my boot leak here. The rubber seals had been removed as if to feed wires through for towing something. All i needed were two 10p rubber grommets to plug in the holes. You'll have to get your head upside and right inside the boot to see them.
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 07:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hi people, jus a quick update on how am gettin on with the dampness. Its still there lol. keep dryin it out but aint got any leads on wher its coming from, any more suggestions please?
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as mentioned spoiler holes are common,
Get some cat litter in a old tights leg and see if its just condensation
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Not just in spare wheel well, two voids(one of which holds jack) also fill up. Took me a while to realise this. Had to empty them out with a sponge the first time I found them full of water. Always seemed to fill back up if parked up on a steep hill in heavy rain for some reason. Tried the whole light thing, tightened the nuts and it seemed to improve. Emptying those voids stopped the condensation for me anyway, just became part of my routine when washing the car.
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you could wax oil the spare wheel well and other metal surfaces as a precaution to stop any corrosion - as a short term solution while trying to sourse the leak
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Not just in spare wheel well, two voids(one of which holds jack) also fill up. Took me a while to realise this. Had to empty them out with a sponge the first time I found them full of water. Always seemed to fill back up if parked up on a steep hill in heavy rain for some reason. Tried the whole light thing, tightened the nuts and it seemed to improve. Emptying those voids stopped the condensation for me anyway, just became part of my routine when washing the car.
Could well be the holes for the spoiler bolts then as above. Had the same thing after replacing my spoiler as hadn't sealed it up properly. Loads of water in the wheel and the recess or the jack. Got it sealed properly and no more leak
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