Boot full of water.

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Boot full of water.

Post by Holophyte » Fri May 04, 2018 1:05 pm

Hi. Not sure what this is. Opened boot, pulled up carpet to get to spare tyre and the base was full of water. It’s not wet anywhere else, head of boot dry, sides of boot dry. I had to bale it out like a sinking ship and mop the rest up. Any ideas what it could be? Just a few photos of possible locations. Thanks in advance! ImageImageImage
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by Gazwould » Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 pm

Long time no hear Pete , howz it going ?

Lock one of the kids in the boot with a torch and wash the car .
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Post by mrderv » Fri May 04, 2018 3:44 pm

Gazwould wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Long time no hear Pete , howz it going ?

Lock one of the kids in the boot with a torch and wash the car .
Make sure they have a snorkel first
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by DMitch16 » Fri May 04, 2018 6:49 pm

It may be leaking where the wheel well bowl is bonded in or through the boot post or boot seals? Especially if you are parked at a particular front down angle where the water will sit in the rear boot channel possibly leaking down the posts and down inside. Was the carpet wet or just the bowl full of water?
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by jasimog » Fri May 04, 2018 10:35 pm

Had exactly this. Under each round boot seal for the hinge arms there is a drain tube that channels water down to the wheel arch. One of mine was blocked, causing the boot to fill with water. I cleared it with a 12V tyre compressor and have had no problems since. The seals do perish and can be damaged on removal, so I replaced mine with new from the dealer - they are quite cheap, I think I paid about £6 each inc VAT.
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by Holophyte » Sat May 05, 2018 9:24 am

DMitch16 wrote:It may be leaking where the wheel well bowl is bonded in or through the boot post or boot seals? Especially if you are parked at a particular front down angle where the water will sit in the rear boot channel possibly leaking down the posts and down inside. Was the carpet wet or just the bowl full of water?

Just the bowl. No where else is wet.
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by Holophyte » Sat May 05, 2018 9:25 am

jasimog wrote:Had exactly this. Under each round boot seal for the hinge arms there is a drain tube that channels water down to the wheel arch. One of mine was blocked, causing the boot to fill with water. I cleared it with a 12V tyre compressor and have had no problems since. The seals do perish and can be damaged on removal, so I replaced mine with new from the dealer - they are quite cheap, I think I paid about £6 each inc VAT.
Hi Jaismog. Any chance you can show me where these drain tubes are? I couldn’t seem to locate any yesterday so I can check these.
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by 2008tdihighline » Sat May 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Worth removing the rubber around the boot hinges and cleaning all surfaces and cleaning out the drain tubes. This was my issue.

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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by Holophyte » Sat May 05, 2018 6:46 pm

2008tdihighline wrote:Worth removing the rubber around the boot hinges and cleaning all surfaces and cleaning out the drain tubes. This was my issue.

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Yeah. If I knew where the drain tubes are. You got a photo of this? Nothing on google or id look there. Thanks.
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by maclee » Sat May 05, 2018 8:55 pm

Item 17 on this diagram is called a 'water drainage hose', so I should think that is what you are looking for...
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by Iainblue » Sun May 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Had exactly the same issue. Turned out rubber seals round boot hinges had been moved. Cleaned them off wiped round actual hole and pushed back into place. No issues since.


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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by jasimog » Sun May 06, 2018 4:44 pm

maclee wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Item 17 on this diagram is called a 'water drainage hose', so I should think that is what you are looking for...

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Yes, that's the one. The top of the tube sits just under the slit in the round seal on each side of the hinge arm. The seals should gently pull off, but the rubber does perish and it's a good idea to replace them.
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Post by Holophyte » Mon May 07, 2018 8:45 am

maclee wrote:Item 17 on this diagram is called a 'water drainage hose', so I should think that is what you are looking for...
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Star man. Thank you. I’ll take a look.
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Re: Boot full of water.

Post by Holophyte » Mon May 07, 2018 8:47 am

jasimog wrote:
maclee wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Item 17 on this diagram is called a 'water drainage hose', so I should think that is what you are looking for...

B6 boot.png
Yes, that's the one. The top of the tube sits just under the slit in the round seal on each side of the hinge arm. The seals should gently pull off, but the rubber does perish and it's a good idea to replace them.

Thanks Jaismog.....think I’ll do that. Go to the dealers and buy new ones, then remove the old & clean out the drainage tube.. thanks for your time in this matter.
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