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Water in boot of my Z3

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Barry Gadd, May 3, 2014.

  1. Barry Gadd

    Barry Gadd Zorg Addict
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    I've sealed one leak by adding sealant to the boot mounted rear light but now find lots of water gathering at the back of the boot area (the area directly under the rear screen)
    I'm wondering if water is finding it's way down the rear window and not draining away as perhaps some drainage channel is blocked....
    Any ideas???
     
  2. GazHyde

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    Radio antenna gasket....?
     
  4. PeterJ

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    There is a rubber that goes along the back between the soft top & the car body. Mine used to leak with water in the same place as you described. I replaced the rubber and now no more leaks... don't know the part number and was ordered directly & fitted by my engineer so I never actually saw this particular rubber (!) ...anyway, it was not expensive & did the job.
     
  5. Dino D

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    Following advice from a forum member on .net I have almost cured the leak in my roof with this method:
    "CAPTAIN TOLLEY CREEPING CRACK CURE" found in eBay.
    It's a marine product.

    I applied it in between the seal between the body and the hood.
    I removed all the carpets to trace the leak (and dry it out) and could actually see this liquid pooling in the boot as it made its way through the gaps (it's milky but dries clear). I think I had some big gaps so have had to apply it a number if times over a few days/weeks - not yet 100% leak free but almost there so will keep trying.

    At around £10.00 for 250ml a cheap and labour free fix.

    I have allied wit with the hood closed/open/half open. Not sure if it made much difference (the position of the roof).
     
  6. Barry Gadd

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    Hi,
    Many thanks for the replies. I'm still trying to sort out why my Z3 won't start (It's a fuel problem maybe relay or pump; hope to check both this weekend) After that I'll get cracking on sealing the hood.