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Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Snoop_53 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:22 am

Good Morning Menders,

I have a problem with the floor of my mk3 getting wet and I think I know where the water is coming from, I just need a decent solution to stop it.

I will attach pics which will help explain further.
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This is typically the amound of water getting in over one nights period of rain
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This is the cover which holds the plastic between the bonnet and the window wipers in place (Driver Side)
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This is the cover on the passengers side and as you can see the screw cover has come off, I think this is where the water is getting in
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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Snoop_53 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:38 pm

By replacing the winscreen cowl grommet and a new grille cap I seem to have solved the leak.

Posting this for any future users who come across this thread.

I got the parts from mx5parts.


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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby blackyb » Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

With this crappy weather we are having I am pleased you got it sorted.

With never having owned a Mk3, I wouldn't have known where to start, amazed a fellow Mk3 owner didn't shout up with a solution earlier.

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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Snoop_53 » Thu May 14, 2015 11:11 am

To be honest I expected a reply too,

but the best way to learn is just get to it yourself, thats what I done and it worked a treat.

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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu May 14, 2015 12:28 pm

:text-coolphotos: :text-imwithstupid:

I cannot be everywhere and do everything, i'm good but not that good, the leak is a common fault with the 3's , you had already solved it before i could answer so i did not see the point of replying with a repair,which most use a blob of clear sealant and screw the skuttle screw back down, but we always welcome how to's from fellow menders buddy, so thank you :bow-yellow: .
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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Snoop_53 » Thu May 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Dont worry MM, the fact you never replied meant I had to actually do a bit of research myself. Which is only a good thing.

Hopefully it can be used for reference in the furture.

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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Lazza » Thu May 14, 2015 4:48 pm

I had seen this and had heard before about a grommet somewhere that leaks but didn't know enough to really help and I didn't want to mislead you so thought it better to not reply :oops:
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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby HypnoToad » Sat May 30, 2015 8:24 pm

I didn't know MX5parts did replacement grommets, I'll pick some up, as I had this issue also, and just used bathroom sealant to stop the leak for now.
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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun May 31, 2015 11:45 am

HypnoToad wrote:I didn't know MX5parts did replacement grommets, I'll pick some up, as I had this issue also, and just used bathroom sealant to stop the leak for now.

And that is all thats needed :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mk 3 Floor Wet

Postby Risingsun » Fri May 06, 2016 10:12 pm

Bit of an old thread to resurrect, but I thought I'd share a picture of the cause of the water leak in the foot wells on a MK3.

The seals around the clips that hold the windscreen scuttle panel screws perish, causing the water to leak in, the clips are cheap enough to buy from MX5 parts and replace but, to do a belt and braces job, you could always seal around the clip with some sealant to keep it water tight.

It's important to make sure you cure a leak on the passenger side as that's where the ECU resides...!!

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