Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

This section is for technical Q & A
Please try the search function before starting a new thread.
Forum rules
Many subjects will have been discussed before. Please try the search function before starting a new thread.
Check in the Know Your 2 as the information you need may already be there.
Important ! - Please make your topic title as descriptive as possible . titles with just "help" generally dont get as many answers as a title that points to the problem
Post Reply

Topic author
SamJ123
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 16
Joined: 10/07/19 8:57
Has thanked: 5 times

Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by SamJ123 »

Hi Guys,

I have recently noticed that there was a lot of moisture on my rear boot lining on my Mr2. I lifted the lining up and found a very small pool of water along with some residual dirt in the front right corner of the boot (Pictures Attached). I have checked the wheel arches and there is no rust. The heat shield above the exhaust is rusty as you would expect for a 1993 car but its only cosmetic.

I am wondering if its condensation from after my drive on the weekend when the engine/exhaust was hot and the ambient air was 10 degrees?

If so can I change the insulation or use a different material like a rubber mat?

Any ideas would be really appreciated!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



User avatar

MR2Jay
Posts: 5397
Joined: 20/03/08 11:45
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 10
MR2's Owned: 7
Real Name: Jay
Location: Northampton
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by MR2Jay »

Check the screws that hold the inspection panels in place. If the ones to the rear firewall are missing, then the holes act as a direct "drain" into the boot area.
1993 Revision 3 Turbo - 2018-2019 Rework Underway Project Linky
2002 PFL Mk3 SMT - Winter Project Project Linky

Cycling to raise Money for East Anglian Air Ambulance - Just Giving

User avatar

jimi
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 4084
Joined: 17/05/04 1:00
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 16
MR2's Owned: 1
Location: Glenrothes: The Kingdom of Fife
Been thanked: 15 times
Contact:

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by jimi »

Take the carpets & lining out so they can dry properly. Then track down the leak before refitting them. Common leak points are spoiler seals, rear light gaskets and even the aerial has been known to leak.
Black is not a colour ! .... Its the absence of colour
Image

User avatar

peteV6R5
Posts: 2772
Joined: 13/08/07 13:06
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 12
MR2's Owned: 2
Real Name: Pete
Location: Stratford upon Avon
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by peteV6R5 »

jimi wrote:
19/09/19 11:32
Take the carpets & lining out so they can dry properly. Then track down the leak before refitting them. Common leak points are spoiler seals, rear light gaskets and even the aerial has been known to leak.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this
Image
Highland Drive 13/14/15/17/18/19
JAE 07/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17
Japfest 09/11/12/13/16/19
Wales runs 14/15/16/17/18

User avatar

cosmos
Posts: 59
Joined: 27/07/04 1:00
Years of MR2 Ownership: 13
MR2's Owned: 1
Real Name: Rob.
Location: warwickshire

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by cosmos »

The aerial has a rubber drain tube that protrudes through the floor sometimes it dose not...check!


N33CKE
Posts: 1
Joined: 10/08/20 14:37

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by N33CKE »

Would be great to find out the source of the leak? (Sorry I’m late to the party!)

I have a 1991 Mk2 T-bar Japanese Import.... it’s been dormant curb side all over lock down until today... as you’ll see from the photos... there was an awful lot of water in the boot!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar

cosmos
Posts: 59
Joined: 27/07/04 1:00
Years of MR2 Ownership: 13
MR2's Owned: 1
Real Name: Rob.
Location: warwickshire

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by cosmos »

Usual suspects aerial seals and is the drain tube protruding through the floor rubber grommet, another leak could be the rear boot lid spoiler gasket is letting in water to the boot, also check the lights possibly.
Last edited by cosmos on 10/08/20 20:28, edited 1 time in total.


S81933
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 123
Joined: 18/09/15 9:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 4
MR2's Owned: 1
Real Name: Don
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Mr2 Mk2 Rev 3 Turbo - Water In Boot

Post by S81933 »

N33CKE wrote:
10/08/20 14:46
Would be great to find out the source of the leak? (Sorry I’m late to the party!)

I have a 1991 Mk2 T-bar Japanese Import.... it’s been dormant curb side all over lock down until today... as you’ll see from the photos... there was an awful lot of water in the boot!
You're not kidding!!!!! :confused1: :sad: :no: :facepalm:

Post Reply

Return to “MK2”