Leaky Boot..

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    Hi Guys, as you know (i hope) i have the E93 Conv. recently i started looking in the pass side cubby hole in the boot, only to find it with 1/2 inch to 1 inch of water in it. i striped it down so only the plastic container was there, sure enough it started collecting water, firstly in the criss/cross area. there was no water underneath or down the side. i'm assuming then its the boot seal, however experience with wate on Mercs and Nissans have proved that water is a slippery sucker, so i'm not 100% sure what the issue is,
    Question is has someone had this problem and what you do to fix it or any other leak in the boot.

    Regards and Merry Xmas to all

    Rich
     
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    Stick some talcum powder around where you think it’s leaking and get busy with the water hose, it’s a good way to see some evidence of water tracking
     
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    Brill idea Paul (y)
     
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    Talc is a good place to start, best to start off with the hosepipe and not a pressure washer as you can force water to where it doesn't need to be.
     
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    Similar thing happened with my Touring. At the time the indy dealer said that there was about 1 cm of water in the boot.
    To trace it, they said they'd have to rip out the lining to start their investigations (at a cost). They said it would be easier
    if I just removed the 'plug'* in the boot to let any water that collects drain out. I have checked it from time to time to see if t
    here is any dampness, but have never found any.

    * Plug seen removed (top of picture).

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    Sometimes rear light cluster rubber seals can dry with age and allow water ingress. Just a thought.....:oops:
     
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