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Old 07-20-2003, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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So I decided to check my spare tyre today and what do I find in the spare wheel well..... a shite load of water.

It was only in the part where the tyre sits, nowhere else in the boot, but has started to rust my jack, the screw to hold the jack in place and a little bit around the nut holes on the wheel.

Has anyone else had this before????

I noticed that there are two rivet looking things at the back section of the well and one of these is not sitting flush, but there was quite a bit of water and I can't see how it all could have got through there.....
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Re: Water... WTF??

i've had water in there, the tyre well isnt rusted but my jack is a little rusted.
my boot seems to get a lot of condensation on the underside of the boot lid though, don't think its leaking
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Old 07-20-2003, 21:37   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Water... WTF??

There was quite a lot of water there, don't know if it would have come from condensation.

I guess after a few cold nights it would build up coz it doesn't dry out during the day...
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Check ya boot seal. Even though the carpet may be dry, the water probably soaked through.
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Re: Water... WTF??

boot seal is fine, looks like new. I have other stuff in the boot (including paper) and none of that stuff is even damp....

I think I might just spray the inside of the well with silicone spray or something similar
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Re: Water... WTF??

I would suggest adjusting the boot latch down a little, this will create a tighter seal when its closed, first drain the water out of the well, dry it out, spray some fish oil about, leave it air out, then give your car a wash and check for water afterwards
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Re: Water... WTF??

Do u park it on grass overnight?
I just emptied my boot yesterday, bloody annoying. Gotta antirust it now
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