Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Congleton, Cheshire.
Car: MG ZT CDTI 03. 48K miles.
MG ZT Boot leaks......
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!