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R230 SL rear screen leak?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Triarii, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Triarii

    Triarii Senior Member

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    After having my SL in for a leak via the blower motor drain overflow which knackered the rollbar and roof modules, it appears (or so the Indy says) that the latest leak into the drivers footwell and carpet behind the seat is through the rear screen somewhere - they want me to go down to have a talk through.

    Anyone experienced this route for water ingress? I noticed the other day that the underside of the boot lid was wet on the right hand side, where the mechanism and that interior-coloured flap is that "fills in" on the corner when the roof is down. Is this related?

    I'd previously done the fix to the seal at the lower edge of the rear screen, with the two bits of hosepipe etc.
     
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    Triarii

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    Searched the threads but none cover water getting into the back 'seat' area.

    Anyway, findings of the local Indy were:

    Water got in through the seal at the base of the rear screen.
    Water got in through the seal being deformed above the small side window on the RHS.

    Water got in to the boot through the buffers on the front corners of the boot lid being worn away (open the boot and on the underside of the boot right in the pointy corners there are grey strips about 3" long). Explains the wet underside of the boot lid on the RHS.

    Apparently enough rain came in to get through into the rear of the drivers side and soak the carpet.

    Said that as their workshop wasn't heated they couldn't do it until spring when it was warmer so the seals went on better. Put a cover on the car until then.

    Bits came to about £800 inc VAT. Lots of labour.....

    Apart from the seal over the door the other things have DIY instructions and wotnot on here, though not the corner buffers though they look simple.

    Any comments or other ideas or places to go? (South West). Prefer to get it fixed before spring!
     
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    You did not really need any bits, I would have done it for you in 2 hours so that it would never leak again
     
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    Thank you Gordon, and I do not think that your car will ever leak :D:D
     
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    Sorry to hijack but I agree with Gordon -good to have you back Malcolm :)
     
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    Hi Malcolm,

    I haven't had it done as they said their place was too cold until the spring. Should have said "Bits would be £800..."

    Can I bring it to yours for a fix then? Happy to recompense!:D

    Guess I didn't do the rear right when I had the chance!

    Is the corner buffer thing a known issue too?
     
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    I can only do it in the spring owing to having Lilian to look after and it needs to be very dry
     
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    What happens to Lillian in the spring?
     
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    I can leave the doors unlocked and she can see what going on. Plus it needs to be dry and the temp 15c.
     
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    Ok Malcolm, if you're willing, I'll be in touch in the spring. 15 deg C sounds like a UK summer though!
     
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    I have warm air guns, and early in the spring is fine, I did this one in April for a member

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    Wow. Nice drive ornaments.

    I'm off to get mine back, and get a car cover (and some cheap towels to mop up!) to keep it dry for the winter. Shame, as I like getting the roof down on any sunny day, whatever the temperature.

    See if I can get those buffer things. Paint is wearing on the very point of the boot on one side.

    See you in the spring!
     
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    There are adjustable screw in stop that will alter the height of the boot lid at the window end, there are screw out adjustable stops on the tail end
     
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    Triarii

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    The little things with a single screw in them that face inwards and are parked just under where the pointy bit of the boot lid fits?

    They have witness marks showing they are getting worn. Wonder if I should lower them as the boot lid pointy bits may fit better against the seal then?
     
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    To get to the front ones 10mm screw with a rubber buffer top, just start to lower the roof, the turn off once the boot lid has opened, you can then lift the boot lid back and you have the 1 screw each side, screwing them out will raise the boot lid at each side, they should be set so that the lid is flush with the top of the wing.

    To set the rear end there are two large plastic screws in the rear inside edge of the boot lid and these are turned in or out so that the rear end is level with the top or the rear part of the wing.

    Not sure if this is what you mean, but none of these will cause any water to enter the boot.

    If you mean somewhere else then a picture is needed
     
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    Triarii

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    Leak seems to be at the front of the boot, at the pointy front bit, but from the seal on the edge of the boot i.e nearest the wing rather than nearest the rear screen. Is this related to the bottom of the screen thing and the water tracks round or something?
     

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