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MG MGF Technical - Rain getting in - please see picture
|My driver's side floor is all wet, so I've taken out all the flooring. The rain appears to enter the floor through the small slot shown by the arrow in the picture. Can anyone tell me where the water is likely to be tracking down from please?|
|Have you checked the drain holes in the sills aren't blocked ?|
I recall this is a very early MGF. Thank you for the VIN .. again.
Has your car got the slots to the door seals ?
Other locations could be the heaterbox, or the pedal-assy plate. Wherein I thought the early cars had been better built then the later. So I've some doubts regarding leaks from the heater box.
The pedal assy plate is bolt on with self cutting thread bolts. There could water get in in some cases, or may be any of them has got loose.
Most familiar are leaks from the mirror section.
Check this one
|Dieter, I hoped you might reply. The car is a very early 1995 with the VIN number 406. Don't forget that it is a UK car with right-hand drive, so you are looking at the central tunnel in the picture, not the door sill. |
In answer to your question, yes the door seals do have the slot at the bottom. I am almost sure the rain does not come in around the door. It forms a puddle up by the central tunnel just by that slot in the seam. In fact I think the water comes out of that slot, although I can't be 100 percent sure.
Regarding the heater box, that is on the passenger side in a UK car, and the floor on that side is dry. Could the water be tracking across the top of the tunnel? I don't know how the car is constructed in that area. I will certainly look at the pedal assembly.
I look forward to your reply.
the best way to check is to have someone spray a continueos slow water stream over the windscreen and then crawl under the dash with a tourch and see where it is coming in. My daughters 97 was leaking at the LH Bottom corner of the heater box. The gasket had gone.
|Ignore all previous comments. I went out this morning armed with the garden hose and discovered that the water is running down the outside edge of the footwell. It appears to be getting in somewhere near the bonnet hinge. It looks as though it is coming from the region that I highlighted on my picture simply because that is the lowest point of the floor, so the water collects there. I'll let you know if and how I am able to prevent it.|
|Check around the heater pipe inlets, rain water is known to leak in at these points.|
|I thought you might like to know that I have fixed the rain water leak. After much investigation with a trickling hose pipe I reckoned it was entering around the bonnet lid hinge. So I unbolted the hinge and propped it up, took off the wiper arm and unscrewed the plastic shroud, and then smeared lots of seam sealer around the edges of the "box" that the hinge sits in. Once the sealer was dry, a quick spray of paint made it look acceptable. (Yes I know I got paint on the plastic - I'll tackle that one day).|
Now after a week in which we have had several really heavy rain storms, not one drop has entered the car. The car currently has a bare floor so water would be immediately obvious. Hooray. I think I can put the flooring back and start using the car again.
|My congrats. Well done :o)|
This thread was discussed between 15/10/2007 and 30/10/2007
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