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Old 27-06-2014, 11:42 PM
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I was wondering if anyone can possibly help me. I am going mad as after it rains the well area in MY99 GC8 where the tyre jack sits in fills with water.
I first noticed mould in the boot area and replaced the boot seal as it looked a little shabby. I've pulled out the tail light and siliconed around it and still the bloody water can be found.
Does anybody have any ideas as I'm going mad !!!


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Old 28-06-2014, 12:56 AM
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Mine does it too. Check seals around spoiler and rubber lip that's around the boot. If they're original parts they will be old, hard and shitty. I just leave a towel in the spare wheel well to soak it up, but my cars in the workshop most of the year so it isn't too much of a worry
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Old 28-06-2014, 07:41 AM
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Has the car been rear ended before? If the quarter doesn't line up with the boot correctly the seal won't do it's job and water will make its way in.
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Old 28-06-2014, 08:04 AM
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Shove your missus in the boot, close the lid, and get her to tell you if she can see any light coming through.

Then go have a beer for all your hard work
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Old 28-06-2014, 08:51 AM
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Patch: I'm thinking it may have been rear ended in its past life!!!
Jezza: You know what, I did mention this to my wife a couple of months ago as I thought it was a logical idea and she told me I was a bloody idiot !!!

That's it, I'm off to grab the beers !!!


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Pics of the rear end of car.
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Old 28-06-2014, 05:07 PM
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I had a friend who had a similar problem, and I'm sure we found some kind of vents on the inside of the C pillar or to the wheel arch, or something? I'll see him at work tomorrow night, I'll pose the query to him then.
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Cheers for that astralex. There is a vent there. Buggered as to what to do. Ill try and get some pics up tomorrow


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