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Sorting the boot out.

mikegamble
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Sorting the boot out.

Postby mikegamble » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:26 am

My boots wet and it’s annoying the hell out of me!
I know it’s a bit of an issue with these cars but, there MUST be a way of rectifying it?!

I’ve checked the drain in the fuel filler neck and that seems fine although, I probably replace the rubber neck if available new to remove it from the equation.

I’ve fitted a new boot seal/drain and it’s been lagged underneath now so, there shouldn’t be any other ingress of water that way.

From doing a little reading, condensation seems to be the issue? I’ve removed all the carpets to dry out thoroughly and looking at the boot lid liner, it’s appears to be very damp which I’m guessing is holding a fair bit of water, hence the self perpetuating condensation?

Any other suggestions?
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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby pimgmx » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:49 am

Aerial grommet?

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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby donkeyotty » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:10 am

I had water coming in from somewhere when I first got my car, it frustrated the hell out of me trying to find the leak. It is definitely worth removing the boot lid liner and drying it out then you can start off with a clean dry boot. As Pim suggests aerial grommet is a good start. I sealed my rear lights and side pieces and also lifted up the boot seal and bedded it back down on clear silicon. Worth checking the black trim between the lights as that is a known place for leaks. Does it live outside, if so worth checking inside after it rains to see if you can see a point of entry, or put a hose on it if it lives in a garage.
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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby mikegamble » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:10 pm

I’ve just dropped the green and mouldy cover off to find it’s absolutely drenched behind. Hopefully, I can start reducing the amount of liquid that condenses?
Is changing the fuel filler neck rubber a pig of a job?
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Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
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1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby naki_k » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:22 pm

Condensation mainly happens because there’s water in the boot already. It evaporates, then condenses on the boot lid/ below the deck.

Here’s something I just sent to another owner.

places to check.
Aerial grommet.
Split Rubber gator/ fuel filler area.
L&R lower screen corners under the rubber seal.
Through the tail lamps.
Through the flat panel lower section between the lamps. Remove the trim panel and silicone seal the row of grommet holes.

If you remove all the carpet.
Put paper towels down, where they get wet will give you a clue to where it’s leaking.
It may well be more than one place.
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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby abercanadian » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:31 pm

naki_k wrote:Condensation mainly happens because there’s water in the boot already. It evaporates, then condenses on the boot lid/ below the deck.

Agree with Naki -

My car lives outside 24/7 these days and the boot is dry, no condensation.

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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby Brake buster » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:38 pm

same here,

you will only get a dry boot by starting with a dry boot, dehumidifiers are good once the damp trim is removed ,


good luck

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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby mikegamble » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:57 pm

I’m on it!
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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby mikegamble » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:43 am

I’ve removed all the carpets and just need to take the sound deadening off the rear bulkhead but, there doesn’t seem any obvious leaking points? The seal for the aerial looks like it’s dropped down but correspondingly, there doesn’t seem water below (my electric aerial doesn’t work thought?) and the surrounds around the rear light seem fine and dry.
The new boot plug is fitted and I’m just wondering if this is just a self perpetuating problem if for some reason the boots got wet in the past?
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Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Sorting the boot out.

Postby mikegamble » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:44 am

And the aerial seal
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Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle


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