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Post by RattyMcClelland » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:56 pm

My flush spoiler on my type S leaked so I made a new gasket years ago but it was minor.
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Post by chris_rd92 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:13 pm

I checked the spoiler but the bolts holding it on are outside of the rubber seal if that makes sense, so it can't be that. Apparently boot seals are out of stock until the 29th November, so I'l have to wait a while. In the meantime I've patched it up to see if that makes a difference.

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Post by vanzep » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:13 pm

tbh i think its quite difficult to get these cars totally free of water ingress....its just part of ongoing maintenance i think :?
so far i have replaced rear the rear windscreen lower strip, boot seal and rear light gaskets - also repainted around the boot opening and treated some areas with pu seam sealer and/or tiger seal. In addition to this i have also replaced the sunroof seal and panel and checked drains front and back....although there is a good improvement there is still a small amount of water in the boot after heavy downpours so its just a case of keeping an eye on it and mopping up as and when required. Im still looking at how tightly the bootlid fits as i can see that the boot seal although in great condition and well fitted some water gets onto the lid and runs down towards the lock and over the seal there and down the back panel into the boot. You can adjust the bump stops and the lock assembly-ive had a few goes at this......
the other areas you see leaks are around the door seals or windscreen so lift the carpet in the passenger footwell and check its dry there.
like others have said how the car is parked up also can have an effect.
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Post by MikeK » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:46 pm

I have also found that water can get through the black plastic mounting blocks for the rear bumper. The ones that are fixed to the lower rear sides just behind where the sunroof drains exit. If you remove the boot interior plastic side panels, and maybe roll up a microfibre cloth into the small 'wells' behind the metal seam lip, you may have some joy in tracing a leak.

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Post by vanzep » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:44 am

Ive never heard of that before Mike so good to know..also i remember someone saying the plastic vents at the rear can also let water in - sure i saw someone removed them and tiger sealed them back in place to stop any leaks.
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