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Trunk and seals

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by cobilly, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

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    Greece
    Car(s):
    Audi 80 B2
    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    Hello to all. These snow-covered Copen pictures are very nice. I am new to the Copen, and at "adjustment" phase. My local weather (Greece) had no snow, only chilly, lots of clouds and rain; which brings me to my question.

    Yesterday, after a week of rain, I opened the trunk and noticed that the mat at the lower part of the trunk (the area under the "partitioner" which I had closed) was a bit wet. This was a surprise since the trunk seems to seal ok when I close it.

    I admit, I _might_ have opened it wet at some point letting water in, but can't be sure. Now that it is dry again, I am waiting for the next rain to test weather it was me opening the trunk or some improper seal that needs to be fixed. Still, did anyone have experience with rain water leaking in the trunk?
     
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  2. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    I'm lucky not to have had any leaks in the boot - at least not yet!

    It might simply be water running into the boot when you open it. I've also heard a few people reporting leaks from around the brake light mounted on the boot, so that might be worth checking.
     
  3. Tringhenge

    Tringhenge Copenworld Pioneer

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    Only water in mine comes from fall-off from opening boot. Brake light would be my guess, they are prone to poor sealing. So far mine has been ok.......
     
  4. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

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    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    Fixed (hopefully)!

    Ok, I had to check this and I did.

    Indeed the water came from the breaklight (the single long one on top of the trunk). The previous owners had the car in a garage so never noticed the problem. I took it to the authorized repair shop, removed and re-sealed the light. Note that the light was quite difficult to remove, the old seal was very strong and they could not believe water was coming in from there. But it did.
    Appears fine now.

    P.s. They told me there is another Copen in my city, raising the grand total to 2!
     
  5. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    Glad to hear that you got the problem fixed. :)
     
  6. jose_cp

    jose_cp Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi,

    Someone told me once that silicone does miracles on these type of problems...

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    This person sealed a headlight with silicone (probably someone hit the headlight with his SUV or something like that and rain water started to rush inside the headlamp) and the result was ok...

    It's nice to know that the problem is solved...
     
  7. Butcher Boy

    Butcher Boy Copenworld Newbie

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    Having heard others comments i think i will try some clear silicone around the light fitting.
     
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