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Old 02-28-2017, 10:23 AM   #16
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Another possibility for the passenger footwell could be the windshield cowl drains, I had to deal with that when I bought the car. The rubber drain outlets below the cowl had become brittle and clogged, allowing water to back up which made its way to the passenger footwell.
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:25 AM   #17
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Still leaks! The one in my hatch is far less though, the new hatch seal helped. I didn’t think that the antennae grommet could leak being a high point and all. However there is still a small amount of water getting in, and the grommet is heck’a’cracked. I’ll replace it and see. After that, no idea.

The passenger side leak IS coming through the door. It seems our doors are designed to have water run through them. When I put the hose on it, water would run down the window guides into the door. Somehow it was working it’s way around the vapor barrier and into the car. The factory used Butyl tape to affix it, so I’ve got some of that on order and will re-do and hope for the best. Spent too much time on these leaks.

I also have lower outer window seals on order for both my TI’s. I tried Pelican this time (west coast) but doesn’t seem any quicker than the east coast suppliers (still 2 weeks to in hand). I checked with the dealer and they could have gotten it in 3 days (albeit $20 more each and I ordered 4).

Off topic, but can somebody explain to me how these online retailers work? Why does it take 5 days for them to even get it shipped? Why don't they ship from storage depot straight to me?
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:29 PM   #18
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I am still dealing with the leaking issues in the trunk area. Anyone notice the body seam sealer cracked around the top of the trunk. Maybe the culprit.
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You mean the seam sealer in the very top corners of the hatch? If so, mine is cracked too, has been for years. I still get a bit of water in the driver side cubby when it rains.
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:21 AM   #20
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It seems to be the seams for me. I Siliconed some of the seals and the leak moved.
I don't care anymore.
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My recently bought 318TI has a leaky boot (trunk)
Anyone got to the bottom of this problem?
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My recently bought 318TI has a leaky boot (trunk)
Anyone got to the bottom of this problem?
Could be clogged drains from the sunroof. For me I think it's gaps between the inner and outer welds.
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