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WeekendWonder

Water in boot/trunk/front luggage area

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Edit - turned out to be front drains blocked overflowing battery compartment in to boot.

I washed + waxed my car for the first time on Friday (haven't had it long). Since then we've had some pretty heavy rain.

Today (Sunday) I opened up the boot and saw a big puddle of water (over half a litre). As I wrung the towel out I noticed it felt very greasy/waxy but the smell wasn't strong or distinctive.

Did I spray water in the wrong orifice when I washed it or is it something else?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Edited by WeekendWonder

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Thanks for the reply. Read this a while back and just took in the part about the rear drains resulting in a puddle in under the back seats - checked but no problems. So front blocked drains result in a boot flood - great! Better get out there with an overcoat and a torch! what damage is likely to have been done? Or is it all linked i.e. same as blockage of the rear drains?

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After checking the issue suggested above, I tested with a hose and found a slighlty different case.

It seems the problem is that water comes in through the space around the windscreen wipers spindles then it runs straight down in to the compartment where the battery is. I had a good inch of water in there!

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I'm guessing that once it gets to a certain height it flows over in to the boot.

In case this is relevant.

Behind the (UK) passenger side wheel there was a tube.

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I pulled this out to inspect it. It was already loose.

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No blockage there but it wasn't connected to the rubber hole in the cowel.

Edited by WeekendWonder

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After a bit more reading I realise that the 2 rubber parts either side of the battery are in fact the drains! Still not sure what the part in the middle is but that still looks to be under the battery to me.

The problem is that I haven't been able to get to the rubber drains because of the metal pipes in the way. (as shown in the top photo above brake/clutch system pipes?)

So what is the correct procedure to clean these drains out? Can you pull them out with very long nosed pliers and put them back in place after cleaning?

When I tried to poke a thin object in to them one got pushed through and is lost forever! Suggestions weclome!

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So what is the correct procedure to clean these drains out?

I just stick the nozzle on my air hose in there and give it a couple blasts.

Good luck!

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So what is the correct procedure to clean these drains out?

I just stick the nozzle on my air hose in there and give it a couple blasts.

Good luck!

Where do you put the air hose, and do you have to pull the wheel/drain cover to make this work?

Thanks!

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So what is the correct procedure to clean these drains out?

I just stick the nozzle on my air hose in there and give it a couple blasts.

Good luck!

Where do you put the air hose, and do you have to pull the wheel/drain cover to make this work?

Thanks!

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The rear drainage is pretty clear but the diagram for the front is less so. :blink:

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