: Rover 75 Water in the Boot


DavidAstill
03-01-2007, 18:41
I own a Rover 75 1.8 Con. SE. Reg. 2004
For the past 6 months, I have found water, in the bottom of the boot, at times 2 - 4 cm`s.
The carpets are wet, with condensation dripping from the roof of the boot lid.
At the moment i do not have a clue where the water is coming from.

Any clues as to the source...and any ideas as to solving the problem ?
DAVIDASTILL

Ian
03-01-2007, 18:43
Very often the seals on the rear light clusters can let in water.

brianronald-VXR
03-01-2007, 20:38
I have a Rover 45. Don't have water in the boot, however I also suffer from condensation on the roof of the boot.

Light seal dont leak and no signs of water anywhere else.

This only happens when raining which in my area has been lasting for ages.

RoverIain
03-01-2007, 20:47
my 420 saloon used to get condensation on the bootlid,no other visible signs of water ingress so it never worried me too much.
IIRC on the 400/45's there is alittle rubbery flapped vent in the boot that can sometimes cause a leak.
As for the 75 Id check the light cluster seals or if like my 400 it has a long rubber boot seal which go's all the way round and joins then check it joins properly.

johnnysvoid
04-01-2007, 08:05
I own a Rover 75 1.8 Con. SE. Reg. 2004
For the past 6 months, I have found water, in the bottom of the boot, at times 2 - 4 cm`s.
The carpets are wet, with condensation dripping from the roof of the boot lid.
At the moment i do not have a clue where the water is coming from.

Any clues as to the source...and any ideas as to solving the problem ?
DAVIDASTILL



hi Dave
i have this problem as well - worrying when you have sat nav etc in boot!
it can be the boot seal rubbers but i replaced mine and still had the problem.
i have been told that water can enter the boot via the chrome metal strips that run down the side of the car! where the holes are.
it can be fixed by removing the inner boot carpet along the sides, finding the holes and then sealing with some silicone or something similar.
i have not got round to doing this yet myself but it all makes sense.
hope this helps . . . . john

derekthedriver
04-01-2007, 09:40
hi dave. my 75 boot is the same .the rear lens are ok no signs of water but the roof of the boot is soaking .i read some where that the clips on the rear window are loose leting the water come in, as yet i have not had a look cause its always raining ,or finding some one who can do it for me .as its a bit tricky .if you sort it let me know so i can sort mine out

judorob2802
14-02-2007, 11:31
It is a real problem!! My work stuff is continously soaking wet! I have had the Gen Rover windscreen clips done - Garbage! waste of £60, mine seems to be when I have driven in the rain, I have taken the carpet and board out of the back - I have a mould spot on the RHS behind the light cluster - I intend on taking out the light, carpet and checking all the above - I have noticed a hole in the rear panel which appears to be open does this open out to behind the bumper?? if all esle fails I am going to drill a hole under the spare wheel!!

baxlin
14-02-2007, 12:14
if all esle fails I am going to drill a hole under the spare wheel!!

My Dad had a Ford Anglia once, and the boot leaked from new. Nottingham's main Ford dealer's solution was to drill a hole in the boot floor to let the water out. They didn't even seal the bare metal edge of the hole. Suffice to say, it went back, and back again until the leak was cured.

k.millard
14-02-2007, 14:49
Dave
Had same problem.
cured by putting sealent under boot seal and sealing around chrome trim fixings as mentioned in Johns reply.

Tnarg
14-02-2007, 15:40
I recently bought a 2001, 75 with the same problem.

Firstly remove all carpets floor and side wall and allow them to dry out thoroughly or your boot will stink of damp once you fix the leak!!

The side carpets come away with a little brute force.

Then thoroughly dry out boot (removing spare wheel), I used kitchen roll (lots of it).

then with the boot open pour water down the back window ( I used a kettle), not 2 much or the water will flow over the boot seal.

Then stick your head in the boot and look for drips (will probably take several kettles full to locate leak)

On my car the leak was coming in from one of the rear window clips. (These are quit tricky to see, look inside the boot to where the back window ends little black pointy clips (non technical term)). To fix this I surrounded the clip with Ďbog standardí silicon seal, and hey presto leak fixed.

The same can be done for rear lights leaking (a hose would be better for this) .

Long winded but Hope this helps!

Henderson
14-02-2007, 22:01
we change quite a lot of the foam rear light seals which split causing this problem but i think they are now on back order with no factory date.

teebee&ceebee
15-02-2007, 02:58
I had same problem,for 2 months i tried everything like climbing in the boot whilst my wife put the hosepipe all over (nothing) but soon as it rains, (yes) boot side full of water ,I thought at first going to the pet shop for some fish, but then I read some of the threads here, ( bingo) all it was as described by our very own 75 men (brilliant people) It was the rear lamp seal, mine was the nearside, but yours may be tother side (lancashire slang), The rubber seal splits (mine was at the bottom), allowing water to pass into boot,(yes I thought it couldnt be that (but it was). I dried the rubber sponge seal then used super glue,been fine ever since.(anybody want to buy some goldfish). teebee. :err:

discobob75
15-02-2007, 07:03
I've had the same problem, the guy who looks after my 75 got into the boot while I sprayed the car with a hose. Turned out to be comming from the back clip which holds on the chrome strip, a small drop of silicone and problem solved! I'v had no other problemes with leakes in the boot thow.
(just engines!)

Bob

weston
30-01-2009, 19:45
Do you park on a slope, front downhill. I have had trouble, with a Honda. The water not draining puddling up along where the boot hinges and creeping past the top of the seal. Park the other way round and problem solved.

Stephen Davies
23-02-2009, 09:33
Same problem, Rover 75 cdti seals split on left hand lamp assy. the water was running into the boot and filling the well but had also splashed forward when braking, the whole rear carpet was wet underneath, I am removing the carpet to dry it out now

perserver
23-02-2009, 11:21
just sorted the same problem out with my 75. A word of warning regarding it. the mat was soaked so had to dry it out. The warning is regarding where the water had managed to reach.
I had to take the back seats out to check the ADS sensor connections and under the seat was a centemeater of water and the soundproofing was soaking wet. water had also reached the rear carpet.
If you have never checked this before when u have had a leak in the boot check it now. The soundproofing took over 3 days to dry out.

stuartm1
23-02-2009, 11:44
I was already planning to take out my back seat (once summer arrives) as although my carpets show no sign of moisture I'm sure lots of rain went under the foam underneath back seat before I got the car as the light seal was leaking before/when I got the car.

I can't wait to remove the back seat and lift up the carpet - it'll be so much fun:irked:

mbradley82
22-11-2009, 18:50
My MG ZT has also devolped leaks in the boot in this vile november weather!

I was only trying to find out why the bulb failure light was lit on dash.... (wished i'd never opened the boot now!!!!)

Found the nearside rear light seal had split and light cluster was full of condensation - hence poor contacts/dampness of bulbs causing dash light, clear siliconed sealed that daft foam seal back together and refitted when it had all dried. That appears to have curred that one!

When I came to the car the next day I found 3 more minor leaks. About 4 of my waistline moulding black clips are letting water slowly run in above the rear wheel arch. (both sides of the car) ....

I wrongly/rightly decided to take off the near side trim moulding. Broke 4 clips in doing so..... Ordered 10 replacements from rimmer bros @ a cost of about £1.80 ea. I have insulation tape over the holes to stop more rain coming in whilst i wait for them to arrive!!!! Desperate measures for deperate times!

My theory is to remove both the outer trims from the car. Replace all the clips and clear silicone them back in when re-fitting as I cannot see/get access to the rear of the clips that are closest to the rear doors (from inside the boot) .... I'm suspecting that they are leaking too after reading perserver's thread as the soundproof matting under the rear seat on the curbside is saturated (unless there is yet another leak!!!) I cant work out where the water would end up if it follows the contour of the wheel arch towards the front of the car????

In addition to the rear lights and moulding trim leaks, there is also a fresh pool of water under both of the black boot vents.... I've read some people have re-sealed them sucessfully.... Can anyone comment if they managed it without taking off the rear bumper to gain access? Did you run a bead of silicone around the vent from inside the boot? Does that work???? Comments please.

I really don't want to take the rear bumper off.... I feel the car is enough bits at the moment..... in my kitchen I now have contents of boot, all the carpets, sparewheel, tools, the whole rear seat, all around the radiator...... Even considered kicking my mk2 escort out the garage into the rain for it to take cover!

Mark.

stuartm1
22-11-2009, 19:19
Fortunately my vents didn't leak but that was probably the only thing that didn't.

I think most of the people that removed the vent had to as it was either upside down or not fitted correctly. I siliconed around the edges of both mine from inside the boot just incase they were letting in water - it can't do any harm and it may save you from having to remove the bumper.

You might also want to check the bottom of rear windscreen where the weather flap runs along the base. MGR decided to fit one on mine where there the flap was 2" short on one side which welcomed the rain into the boot above the wheel arch until I managed to block it.

Also check the hinges for the boot lid as they can let in water as mine did.

v8_trike
23-11-2009, 09:54
I have repaired two 75's for the same problem!

As mentioned on here somewhere, remove rear lights, clean apertures and lights, wash and dry the old seals (new ones are hard to find!) then silicone the foam seal to the light unit, AND silicone the light unit into the aperture.


Hey presto.. no more leaky boot

stuartm1
23-11-2009, 18:21
Rimmer Bros have rear light gaskets back in stock as I got one last week as my boot was getting wet again.

COLVERT
23-11-2009, 19:02
Rimmer Bros have rear light gaskets back in stock as I got one last week as my boot was getting wet again.
Just discovered a gallon of water in the boot of my car today !! Makes you want to spit !! You would think that the designers have been designing boot seals long enough now to stop water ingress. ( Ps. the original poster started this thread years ago but only made 1 post. Never came back for a reply, probably fell into the boot and drowned !!!! ) :bgrin::bgrin::petevick:

samyc
23-11-2009, 22:08
Just discovered a gallon of water in the boot of my car today !! Makes you want to spit !! You would think that the designers have designing boot seals long enough now to stop water ingress. ( Ps. the original poster started this thread years ago but only made 1 post. Never came back for a reply, probably fell into the boot and drowned !!!! ) :bgrin::bgrin::petevick:
Made a similar discovery myself this weekend. Dried out the boot on Sunday and removed the carpet board to dry by a radiator overnight only to find more water in there this morning.

Spare wheel was sitting in a pool of water and had fused to the bottom of the spare wheel well. Had to use lots of WD40 and serious tugging to get it out.

Now if the rain would only stop for long enough I could try out the wonderful solutions suggested here.....

mbradley82
27-11-2009, 20:30
Well I'm still figuring out my leaks....Although the comments left on here have made me chuckle - it's nice to know other people have there mg zt boot contents drying in front of the radiator. But you will be pleased to know I havent yet drowned in the boot! :-)

I too am just waiting now for it to stop bl**dy raining! Although I'm starting to get used to the black insulation tape covering over the holes in the back wings due to me removing the rear 1/4 panel chrome /colour coded trims to stop the water coming in!! I must get you a picture put on here!

My new trim clips have arrived from rimmers....but they don't have the rubber grommit/washer seal with them... to be informed by them it's a seperate part number.......which is out of stock with no date for arrival.....Great.

I seem to have managed to stop one of my black vents from leaking on the curbside after running a clear bead of silicone around it from inside the boot. But the offside seems to be putting up a bigger battle. Will give it another go tomorrow. I'm also going to take out the insulation from under the rear seat tomorrow to dry it out....Will keep you posted on my progress.........fun fun fun.

Mark.

mbradley82
29-12-2009, 14:32
Wet boot update.... Well I have curred nearly all my leaks bar one. The black vent on the drivers side insists to let water in even after taking it to my local body shop to take the rear bumper off and run a bead of black windscreen sealant around it from the reverse side. So i'm at a loss at the moment with it. Have left the carpets out until better weather comes along and I will re-think my plan of attack.

Unfortunately bigger problems have come along since I last came on here. Last week I left the car all weekend with 3" of snow on it. Came to it at 5am the following Monday frozen solid and struggled to get the doors open to retrieve my windscreen frost cover. Passenger door would not budge so had to cut my cover off with scissors.
If I ever 100% cure my leaks I will let you know.

gunner9662
06-04-2010, 23:22
I recently bought a 2001, 75 with the same problem.

Firstly remove all carpets floor and side wall and allow them to dry out thoroughly or your boot will stink of damp once you fix the leak!!

The side carpets come away with a little brute force.

Then thoroughly dry out boot (removing spare wheel), I used kitchen roll (lots of it).

then with the boot open pour water down the back window ( I used a kettle), not 2 much or the water will flow over the boot seal.

Then stick your head in the boot and look for drips (will probably take several kettles full to locate leak)

On my car the leak was coming in from one of the rear window clips. (These are quit tricky to see, look inside the boot to where the back window ends little black pointy clips (non technical term)). To fix this I surrounded the clip with Ďbog standardí silicon seal, and hey presto leak fixed.

The same can be done for rear lights leaking (a hose would be better for this) .

Long winded but Hope this helps!

is thier any chance you might be able to post a few pics up to where you siliconed around as im having same problem my boot carpet on the n/s is all mouldy and i have now given up on trying to find where the water is coming from. i have sealed the rear lights and boot rubber yet still its getting wet. so if you can post a pic of this little black pointy clip i would be most greatful

RichiZT
06-04-2010, 23:46
is thier any chance you might be able to post a few pics up to where you siliconed around as im having same problem my boot carpet on the n/s is all mouldy and i have now given up on trying to find where the water is coming from. i have sealed the rear lights and boot rubber yet still its getting wet. so if you can post a pic of this little black pointy clip i would be most greatful

Check your trim strips mate, pull your carpet out from the side of the boot to reveal the metalwork. Look for water stains from the trim fasteners, its usually the 1st two, as these are a screw to hold them down, but the hole they go through is a 3/4 inch straight channel so you can slide them for alignment. I siliconed mine I put a blob at the back of the trim and then sealed them from inside the boot with the nut and washer off. Then re applied the washer + nut, and have not had a leak since.

gunner9662
07-04-2010, 00:53
thx i will give that a try.

mbradley82
08-06-2010, 15:56
Well I think all my leaks are fixed. Not had any more leaks since replacing the black flappy vent on the offside. Rimmers... about £8 i think.

If your bruttle enough you can remove it from inside of the boot without removing the rear bumper etc. Get your mole grips on it and just pull! Dont worry about breaking it. You will have great pleasure wrecking it and throwing it in the wheelie bin!

Refitting is a easy. just pushes in. I put a light smear of vas around the rubber seal before pushing it fully home.

Also removed all my boot lid hinge mounting bolts one by one (So you dont loose alignment) and gave them a coat in vas, refitted.

Came to the conclusion this was the reason why my Kenwood CD changer packed up. Water dropped on top of it and killed it. There are no weather seal/washers to prevent any water coming through/around said threads and straight in your boot. Great.

mbradley82
08-06-2010, 15:57
Forgot to mention! Im brave enough to have the carpets back in! Pure luxury! hahaha

FrenchMike
08-06-2010, 18:39
Hi guys,

You are not alone :

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Sorted with 2 drops of superglue.

Mike

victor87
09-06-2010, 07:33
I had the same problem too... I was wondering what has been causing this swimming pool BOOT.. :LOL:

Brian5
03-11-2010, 11:17
When I got my 75 CDT Conn, the radio, TV and Sat Nav didn't work, the units in the boot were rusted inside and out. The guy I bought it off had informed me before hand that the boot had once been left open in heavy rain and as the units were hidden under the carpet, they hadn't noticed the wheel well full of water till it was too late, I thought this was a reasonable theory as the boot was bone dry when I checked it out, but with hindsight, it was more than likely from long term leaking rather than 1 heavy downpour.
First thing I did was strip out the boot and all the rusted units, replaced them with Ebay units, for about £150 all in. by this time there were signs of some minor water ingress, I felt the boot lid was sitting high in 1 corner and that maybe it wasn't quite sealing when closed, so adjusted that. the other day I opened the boot after about 2 weeks of none use of the car and the carpet was soaking wet, There is a puddle under the spare wheel and there was water INSIDE a hard hat that was lying in the boot upside down. I have started to systematically remove bits to see If I can find a leak, first port of call was the Offside rear light, the bottom part was full of water, and the seal had a split in it, I assumed it had failed and torn , but reading this post it would appear that the split is suppose to be there ??????. Why would anyone make a seal with a split in it, it makes the seal totally useless in the first place. As for the hardhat full of water, well it was sitting pretty much directly under where the boot lid hinge is, and I doubt if the water coming in from the light unit managed to reach there. I know the water hasn't reached as far as the back seats cos I had them out in the summer to replace the in tank pump and it was all dry under there. So i'm hoping it still is.
I am going to completely strip out the boot again, and camp out in there while someone pours a lake full of water over it and see if I can find the slightest hint of water leaking in.
I was going to buy new rear light seals, but if the split is factory fitted, then bugger that, at £14 a pop, just to let more water in, I will just silicone them in.
Brian

haribo
13-04-2011, 14:49
Spare wheel was sitting in a pool of water and had fused to the bottom of the spare wheel well. Had to use lots of WD40 and serious tugging to get it out.



Same problem with my MG ZT, pishing in from the rear light cluster (I can see condensation inside it), but I also have the spare wheel stuck solid. I've been drowning it in WD40 but haven't got it to budge yet. I'll persevere there, as I'd just bought a jack kit to put in with the spare wheel. And I'll have a look for the seal/gasket to buy, but probably just get in there with some bathroom sealant. Annoying, I couldn't figure out the damp smell for ages.

bassman
13-04-2011, 20:27
I bought my 75 a month ago, and found lots of water in the boot, with the mat and board wet, also lots of screen glass lying in the boot well....I cleaned it and dried it, had a car wash, and nothing appears wet, I dont think its cured, but will have to wait and see if theres any signs, next time it rains.......

Yesterday i had my back seat cushion out (to get to my spring/shocks codes) and found lots of broken glass again, and it was soaked under the seat....I will have to lift the rear carpets to see if its got any further.....

Apart from the light fittings, I am advised that it also comes in via the fittings on the silver trim on the rear quarter panels....slicone is already my favourite household tool, now to be used on the car....

cmooresy
13-04-2011, 23:09
I have gone through this with every rover I have owned.
So, as a matter of course (and a good insurance policy if you have Sat Nav) I have drilled two 8mm holes in my boot floor and painted the exposed metal with etch and colour.
This I have done to all my Rovers. I found the problem with THE 800 Coups to be the flat nature of the boot panels and troughs. It only took the slightest slope and it backed up in the corners of the troughs. No it does not go over the seal. it goes under. the inverted 'u' section does not (and never will) seal on the boot trough flange. Especially on the corners.
I use Black silicon to seat it on the flange to ensure nothing gets under.
Use the same silicon around the light clusters (Forget buying them crappy foam seals for £14.00 !).
But still drill the holes. They honestly do no harm.
and seal up the window clips and side chrome. should sort it.
Incidentally, My radio and TV did not work when I bought my ZT and the bloke said he left the boot open....
Needed both the radio recover and the TV receiver. Could not believe what breakers wanted for them (£69.00 each) Managed to get the full Hi line system of ebay for £100. just selling off the bits I don't need now (head unit, Harness, CD Changer etc).
Looked in the boot a week later and there was a little puddle, So out came the drill. Sorted.

BennyB
14-04-2011, 12:19
I had the same water ingress issues. Spare wheel well with water along with a fair amount under the back seat base. Was coming in from both light units. Stripped them out, washed and dried the seals and glued them together with superglue at the 'split'. Never had anymore problems.

haribo
13-06-2011, 20:49
I've now had both light clusters out and splits in both neoprene gaskets glued 3 weeks ago, and then tonight silicone sealant around the seal that was definently leaking, but water is still getting in somewhere.

So what are the two rectangular vents on each side of the boot behind the trim? Small pools of water were sitting beneath each of them after a car wash, but I couldn't tell if they are to blame.

Has anybody wrenched these out, and if so is it easily done without damage?
I'd get some silicone around the back of them as a precaution, but I have a habit of breaking things when I remove them so hopefully somebody could advise me before I go wrecking more fittings...

COLVERT
13-06-2011, 21:06
I've now had both light clusters out and splits in both neoprene gaskets glued 3 weeks ago, and then tonight silicone sealant around the seal that was definently leaking, but water is still getting in somewhere.

So what are the two rectangular vents on each side of the boot behind the trim? Small pools of water were sitting beneath each of them after a car wash, but I couldn't tell if they are to blame.

Has anybody wrenched these out, and if so is it easily done without damage?
I'd get some silicone around the back of them as a precaution, but I have a habit of breaking things when I remove them so hopefully somebody could advise me before I go wrecking more fittings...
Have you tried the search feature at the top of the page ?? There must be lots of info there as there have been lots of posts on this subject over the years.







Colvert. :omg:

haribo
13-06-2011, 21:30
[COLOR="Lime"]Have you tried the search feature at the top of the page ?? There must be lots of info there as there have been lots of posts on this subject over the years.

I know how to use the search, but I don't know what I'd be searching for as I don't know what they are!

haribo
14-06-2011, 09:46
Didn't manage to wrench the vents out so I just caked clear silicone all around the edges of them. My boot carpet and liners will remain propped against the radiator until I'm happy I won't have a duck pond in my boot again.

Fingers crossed.

As for that seized bolt that held the non-existent spare wheel.
I eventually took a hacksaw to it so I could get some mole-grips around it but it's a stubborn bugger, still chipping away...

VVC Les
17-06-2011, 18:46
Iíve got a theory on this and itís about the colour of the car. Iím on my 3rd conn se now and the first 2 were White Gold. Not once did I have any form of water ingress into the boot. And now you can knock me down with a 10 tonne feather Iíve got a Royal Blue one that comes with its own built in Jacuzzi in the boot. It seems to be leaking in from the side trim and the bottom left corner of the rear window.

My solution: Iím gonna spray it White Gold. :rofl:

stuartm1
17-06-2011, 22:28
Iíve got a theory on this and itís about the colour of the car. Iím on my 3rd conn se now and the first 2 were White Gold. Not once did I have any form of water ingress into the boot. And now you can knock me down with a 10 tonne feather Iíve got a Royal Blue one that comes with its own built in Jacuzzi in the boot. It seems to be leaking in from the side trim and the bottom left corner of the rear window.

My solution: Iím gonna spray it White Gold. :rofl:

That's exactly where mine leaked on the upper side trim right underneath the bottom left of rear window.

Mine hasn't leaked for ages now even with all the downpours we've had. I think it's all the dirt that's hardened on the bottom corners next to the weather strip flap (base of rear window) that's kept it out.

haribo
22-06-2011, 07:23
On my car the leak was coming in from one of the rear window clips. (These are quit tricky to see, look inside the boot to where the back window ends little black pointy clips (non technical term)). To fix this I surrounded the clip with Ďbog standardí silicon seal, and hey presto leak fixed.


Bingo there is the culprit, completing my hat-trick of leaks - rear light cluster seals glued and sealed, around the vents siliconed to hell also, but still a duck pond in my boot.

I had my head in there while it was chucking down and there was the water dripping off one of the pointy clips, so that'll be getting caked in more silicone.

Again, fingers crossed...

Scotties
22-06-2011, 17:51
Instead of 'normal' silicone you could try STIXALL - this is silicone-based but can be applied to damp surfaces and can also be used to seal cracks under water (e.g. troughings). I buy it from the local rainwater goods supplier.

stuartm1
22-06-2011, 19:50
There's still a 4th common place for boot leaks.

Check those screws in the side of the boot which hold the side waitsline trim on - these tend to leak aswell. I've also just remembered another area - the boot lid hinges where the bolt goes through to the inside of the boot. If the bolt on the inside of the boot feels wet (when it's been raining) then more silicone on the inside. A rubber washer would probably be better but I couldn't be bothered to undo the boot hinge

Mine leaked from rear lights, boot hinges, waistline trim screws, and underneath bottom left corner of rear window but it hasn't since early last year.

haribo
23-06-2011, 07:08
There's still a 4th common place for boot leaks.

Check those screws in the side of the boot which hold the side waitsline trim on - these tend to leak aswell. I've also just remembered another area - the boot lid hinges where the bolt goes through to the inside of the boot. If the bolt on the inside of the boot feels wet (when it's been raining) then more silicone on the inside. A rubber washer would probably be better but I couldn't be bothered to undo the boot hinge

Mine leaked from rear lights, boot hinges, waistline trim screws, and underneath bottom left corner of rear window but it hasn't since early last year.

I had a good look at the trim screws also, seemed to be fine, but I'll give the hinge bolts another thorough look.

So have people found attacking all these spots inside the boot with silicone will suffice?
I'm not keen on having too many things apart so if caking them from the inside will do it that's fine by me..

garlum
23-06-2011, 20:27
I'm not sure if anyone has suggested this one as a possible leak point? I was doing a bit of work on the car to make the boot release work better and noticed water was getting in at the seal along the bottom edge of the boot rubber i.e. the rubber that runs close to the bumper, along the boot latch edge. The black sealant holding the rubber to the car was pealing off and water had been getting in here. So I remove the plastic trim around the boot latch cleaned up all the loose black sealant that holds the rubber on along this edge and used some (actually quite a lot of) flexible sealant to reseal the rubber to the bodywork. Along with sealing the rear window seal pointy clips it seems to have done the trick.