Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 02:33:29 GMT
From: tomarsenopsamyou.co.uk (Tom Woods)
Subject: Re: Trunk Leak Was a Flood!


On Sat, 19 Feb 2000 18:40:05 -0500, "Jim LeMaster" <lemasterjpmdnopsamon.total-web.net> jabbered: > When I raised the cover of the trunk there was about 4 inches of water >down where the spare is. This is gettin' serious. I unplugged the two little >drains, let it empty and dried everything off and put it back. The thing I >need to know is where the deuce is it coming in? The inside of the trunk >isn't wet, just down below. I still don't think it's the rubber strip around >the trunk. Can someone help please... or should I start collecting two of >each animal in my neighborhood and start looking for gopher wood and a cubit >measuring stick? :>( H-E-L-P G-L-U-G...G-L-U-G > >Jim in WV >87 900S I also had a bit of a flood in my 1981 99 ;-). I dont know if your 900 is the same as mine, but my 99 has 2 vents on either side of the boot/trunk (just above the back wheels). They are just holes in the metal, with plastic boxes stuck on the back (inside the car boot), the plastic box is meant to direct air up into the boot, and presumably not let water through. Unfortunately, the glue on my plastic bits gave up (not surprising after ~ 19 years), and they had fallen off, and I was getting loads of water in the boot through these.... It would come in, and then run down the inside/top of the wheelarch, and puddle down where the spare is. I just pulled out the boot trim, which had dissolved in places, and had some nice thick white mould on (cardboard trim doesnt like getting wet!), and stuck the plastic box's back on with some silicon gel (came in a sqeezy tube that cost about 3UKP) ,after cleaning the old glue off. Its a tricky job (because you have to work around the boot springs & the wheel arches, and it is hard to get the bit back in the right place). I found that putting the gel on the metal, then pressing the plastic bit in place, was easier than putting the gel on the plastic bit. I have also found that water gets in around the screws/bolts that hold the rear light mountings/covers in place, the remains of the tube of silicon gel saw to this ;-) HTH, Tom -- ICQ : 49464679 " Quit yo' jibba jabba sucka, I'm Mr. T! Damn, its people like you crazy fools dat always wanna get my gold chains o' spill my milk. You better get outta my way when I come to town in my van, or else you gonna get a helluva lotta pain."

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