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post #16 of 61 (permalink) Old 9th July 2008
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True but this really is getting Tigz down Pat.

@Tigz... I just thought of something. Don't get rid of the car. You think you're having problems with the water... Think about me and my speedo!

5 months on and I'm still unsure if I've got it fixed! Its so intermittent I never know when to expect it or if I can safely reassemble it all!
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A garden hose isn't always necessary to trace a water leak - a watering can be an excellent substitute - always start from the bottom the car and work upwards. As a matter of interest where there any signs of dampness when you got the car or is it something just recent. Sometimes these things are sent to try us but then again there are some members on here would wish a water leak was their only problem and no matter how hard you try you can't polish a turd
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Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
always start from the bottom the car and work upwards.
Very good tip Noel.
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Had a leak on a Fiesta once it only happened if left
out in the rain never a drop being driven only when
parked, what was happening the water was some how
coming up over the rear of the front passenger door
sill if you looked you could just see a fine line of water
going down the inside of the sill and onto the carpet
it looked for all the world like a very fine trail left by
a slug and it did not wet the carpet that was on the
sill it's self only the floor quite strange really,
but the carpet was wet through it was amazing how
it got over the sill and how much was getting in, just
gave the door seals a clean and it was right after.
I don't know if this helps but it proved to me that water
can flow up hill.

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Yeah, don't get shot yet mate. The leak I had in my previous Lag was about the same magnitude as yours is and I eventually found it (by luck) and fixed it......then got shot

Just to clarify to everyone. The following have been checked and are definately not the source of the leak;
  1. Windscreen scuttles - both clear
  2. Sunroof drain holes (front) - both clear
  3. Door seal - no sign at all of water ingress!
The water, from what I could see is entering from the front of the car somewhere...there was no evidence of it coming from the rear.

Tigz, how easy would it be to remove the carpet and soundproofing from your motor. Is the carpet one whole piece front to back or is it seperate pieces?

My thinking is to get the whole carpet etc up and see if any clues can be gained from this as the problem with the carpet being there is that it hides virtually every possible point of entry.

If you want I can bring the whole clan over Sunday and make a day of it....weather permitting!

PM me dude

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