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My boot leak is curious...

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by dsb, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    As mentions previously, found it swimming a while back after not opening it for a couple of weeks, sealed the brake light, dried it out. Today however, found a small bit of water under the carpet in the jack area.
    The carpet/board above is dry so it's not trickling from above, it's either appearing by teleportation or maybe somehow getting in from the lights on the rear of the car - rather than the boot mounted one. Anyone ever had a similar experience?
    Think I might have to strategically tape some tissue paper around the area to nail how it's happening.......
     
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  2. Lars

    Lars Copenworld Newbie

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  3. trustafox

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  4. Lars

    Lars Copenworld Newbie

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  5. trustafox

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    Oh the black rubber seal. I thought you was meaning the bead of sealant between metal sheets inside the boot.
     
  6. Lars

    Lars Copenworld Newbie

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    Yes, the rubber seal that seals the boot against the lid. Sorry for the confusion.
    If you pull that rubber seal away, you'll find two panels/metal sheets welded together with sealent between them. It's not completely sealed though, there are gaps through which the water gets into the boot.
    On my Copen, that was behind the rear lights on both sides. There's a good description with pics on the German board, but I think you have to be registered and logged in to see the pics.

    Lars
     
  7. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    Can you provide a link please. I'm registered on the site but haven't gotten to grips with navigating it yet.
     
  8. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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  9. Lars

    Lars Copenworld Newbie

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    I hope you can solve the problem. :)
     
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