what have you done to your car today ?

Sl1ced

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Drivers side?
They all unplug and are colour coded.

Also, quick update on the heat shield. Ive got a box and some packaging tape.
And will be popping into my old place of work on Saturday. So should be in the post sometime next week.

Rich
You’re a star!! And yes drivers mate. I thought I’d cured it but it was swimming today


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Sl1ced

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I've still got some moisture in the driver's footwell, so am wondering if I need to either do my door again or if the loom needs some attention, so it might not just be you.

The thought of taking the scuttle and all the rest off again is a bit much right now though - and the butyl doesn't stick perfectly when it's damp either, so I just might wait until spring.


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I just keep my armbands and swimming goggles in the door pocket


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Gokiwi64

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It took me 3 attempts to get the scuttle area sealed to the point where if the car is sat flat (ish) and level (ish) it doesnt leak but as soon as I park it on my drive (sloped) it leaks - I gave up....
 
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Rich.T

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Well, it was yesterday actually.
Took the car for a car wash as the hand car washes are all shut at the moment.

This morning at about 5.30, after a frosty night i get into my car.
No dampness/condensation and all the electrics worked!

It is a MK1 Leon honest.
 
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iammooks

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Well, it was yesterday actually.
Took the car for a car wash as the hand car washes are all shut at the moment.

This morning at about 5.30, after a frosty night i get into my car.
No dampness/condensation and all the electrics worked!

It is a MK1 Leon honest.
I'm not even joking when I say I'm genuinely thrilled to hear that.

I've had a fair bit of moisture on the windscreen recently - enough to soak the microfibre cloth I keep in the car - but then so do a lot of the cars on my street, and newer ones than mine.

In the past, my butyl tape jobs have been done with the door skin on the car, but I'll at least take the driver's door out over the summer (or when it's warm and dry again and do the seal again, just to be sure.

I always have a problem with residue from the old seals, which might be an issue getting a really tight seal, so I'm guessing WD40 and then IPA to get it all super clean.


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Rich.T

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I'm not even joking when I say I'm genuinely thrilled to hear that.

I've had a fair bit of moisture on the windscreen recently - enough to soak the microfibre cloth I keep in the car - but then so do a lot of the cars on my street, and newer ones than mine.

In the past, my butyl tape jobs have been done with the door skin on the car, but I'll at least take the driver's door out over the summer (or when it's warm and dry again and do the seal again, just to be sure.

I always have a problem with residue from the old seals, which might be an issue getting a really tight seal, so I'm guessing WD40 and then IPA to get it all super clean.


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Its all come from constant repairs to be honest. Both front door catches, nsf regulator and osr door catch.
Not forgetting water getting in through the bulkhead causing mayhem with the electrics.
Used butyl tape (10mm i think) on all repairs.

Ive only had the car since last February!

Still doing the damp doorstep challenge on the nsf though.
 

Connor H

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Its all come from constant repairs to be honest. Both front door catches, nsf regulator and osr door catch.
Not forgetting water getting in through the bulkhead causing mayhem with the electrics.
Used butyl tape (10mm i think) on all repairs.

Ive only had the car since last February!

Still doing the damp doorstep challenge on the nsf though.
I hate to say this but some of my foot wells have been just slightly damp to the touch since I got the car. I’m too afraid to pay any notice to it haha


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iammooks

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I wonder if Golfs and A3s suffer the same.
Oh, you bet. They all have the same problem.

In all honesty that just makes it worse - to design a car and not consider that the car might get rained on from time to time...

I've just checked my driver's footwell and the foot pad is wet. I've not been able to put my mats in for a good few months, but the car is definitely a nicer place to be than it has been having at least slowed the leaks.


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