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  Reply # 1038876 8-May-2014 11:09
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Careful of rust, They are known for it and as many people said. Careful around the tail lights.

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  Reply # 1038877 8-May-2014 11:11
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E3xtc: Then got chalk and drew chalk over the inside - then once the leak came through I could keep narrowing down where the water was coming from by seeing where the chalk was wet. Worked a treat for me :)


I like that idea.  Coloured chalk dust (like used for chalk string lines etc) dusted with a pepper shaker etc might be the story if it's hard to draw lines with a stick of chalk on some surfaces or areas, seams etc.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1038882 8-May-2014 11:18
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clicknz: Hi - some great suggestions here for finding the leak... I've had the same issue in my old Toyota. I tried a bit of RTV around some dodgy looking seals, but didn't fix it. I never seemed to have a spare person around when I wanted to try and locate the leak, so I took the lazy way out - I removed a rubber bung at the bottom of the spare wheel well and let it drain through by itself (I'm guessing that the bung is there for draining purposes - I was thinking of drilling a couple of holes).

You don't need another person, just a garden sprinkler and maybe an umbrella.




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  Reply # 1038884 8-May-2014 11:28
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If you resort to drilling holes check below the spot first.

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  Reply # 1038933 8-May-2014 12:14
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I had this problem in a Nissan vehicle. There was a rubber plug in the well under the spare tire. I removed it allowing any accumulated water to drain out immediately. I left the plug out. The car was black so it always dried out very well. The car was permanently ungaraged and this issue only seemed to occur in some winds/rain combination, so it was a good enough solution in this case.

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  Reply # 1038935 8-May-2014 12:15
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Bung: If you resort to drilling holes check below the spot first.

This is really not a good idea unless you plan to rust protect and paint the hole etc etc.

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  Reply # 1038940 8-May-2014 12:22
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gzt: I had this problem in a Nissan vehicle. There was a rubber plug in the well under the spare tire. I removed it allowing any accumulated water to drain out immediately. I left the plug out. The car was black so it always dried out very well. The car was permanently ungaraged and this issue only seemed to occur in some winds/rain combination, so it was a good enough solution in this case.


I wouldn't recommend that solution, find the leak it's always almost a seal around the lights or the window or even just the boot metal which just involves resealing.

When leak testing dishwashing liquid in a bucket of water can help, as it's easier to see where bubbles come through rather than plain water. UV reactive dye/additive and uv light for really hard to find ones.

Panel and paint guys deal with these all the time so sometimes it's worth just paying for an hour of their time to fix it up while you're at work.

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I read the title and assumed this was about your belly button.

I probably need to get out more.

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  Reply # 1038959 8-May-2014 12:46
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gzt:
Bung: If you resort to drilling holes check below the spot first.

This is really not a good idea unless you plan to rust protect and paint the hole etc etc.


I wasn't promoting anything other than forward thinking. I knew a Hillman Hunter owner that drilled into a footwell and scored a hit on the fuel line.



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  Reply # 1038980 8-May-2014 13:10
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Car is currently at Smith & Smith getting a couple of windscreen chips repaired so I asked if they could have a quick look at the window seals and let me know if they need replacement.

Dye/Soapy Water is a good suggestion, I will try that in the weekend



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  Reply # 1039134 8-May-2014 14:53
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Smith & Smith confirmed left tail light cluster is causing the leak
I have booked the car in for Monday to be repaired based on this information

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  Reply # 1039182 8-May-2014 15:34
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Pull it out, silicone, put back in place. DIY it's in our DNA and all that. 

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lxsw20: Pull it out, silicone, put back in place. DIY it's in our DNA and all that. 


Don't silicone, urethane.

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  Reply # 1039225 8-May-2014 16:26
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just replace the gasket, then its still easy to get out again

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  Reply # 1039286 8-May-2014 17:39
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lxsw20: Physically get in the boot with a torch, get someone else to spray all around the boot and over it for a good 3-4 mins and see what happens.


Take as many panels off as you are comfortable with/can as well and lift the carpet/floorboard too, that should help ID the source too.

*edit* oops, see this is resolved. good stuff.




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