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 From:  Chris (CHRISSS)  
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40650.1 
Or maybe leaky Fords at least. My Mondeo used to leak into the boot around the lights. Easy to fix with some silicone.

Sian's has been leaking for a while into the boot, and when the car is facing downwards on a hill the water runs forward onto the seats and rear floor. I've looked at it a few times and spent all day yesterday with the hosepipe trying to work out where it's getting in.

Today, with a bit of help from Sian in the boot watching for drips I /think/ we might have finally sorted it *fingers crossed*

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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  Chris (CHRISSS)     
40650.2 In reply to 40650.1 
Drill a hole in the floor of the boot.
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 From:  milko  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
40650.3 In reply to 40650.2 
especially if you're going to keep Sian in there.
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 From:  cynicoid  
 To:  Chris (CHRISSS)     
40650.4 In reply to 40650.1 
Had an old Fiesta XR2 that leaked like a sieve, never solved it despite checking all the rubber seals round doors etc (I suspect is was the sunroof).

On another car there was a small footwell leak, turns out one of the drain holes was blocked.

Don't know where they are on a Mondeo but check the drainage holes are'nt blocked. Easy fix with a coat hanger and hosepipe.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  cynicoid     
40650.5 In reply to 40650.4 
My first car, a Peugeot 205 I bought for ~£100 off ebay, had a very leaky sunroof. It would also collect in the sunroof lips/ridges so when you went round a corner any that was left up there would pour out onto the driver or passenger! 

After many attempts at taping it shut I got the putty gun out and sealed it fully.
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 From:  Chris (CHRISSS)  
 To:  cynicoid     
40650.6 In reply to 40650.4 
My mother's cousin had a Focus and that used to leak eater into the book. The boot leaking definitely seems to be an issue on Fords.

There were actually two leaks. One was around the light cluster, easily fixed with a load of silicone. The other was water getting under the rubber seal around the boot, between the two panels of the car (outer skin and panel inside the boot) due to a gap in places between the two where they join under the seal, then running down into the back of the boot. Hopefully that makes sense. Took the seal off, put a load of silicone on it, put it back on and now waiting for it to dry. See what happens tomorrow.

If it still leaks in the morning I will cry. The floor of the boot has been in our attic for ages. It got so wet it started falling apart and held loads of water so steamed up the back window all the time. Will be nice to get it all back together properly.

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 From:  Chris (CHRISSS)  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
40650.7 In reply to 40650.2 
I did drill 4 or 5 holes in the spare wheel space which helped a bit. When we were running the hosepipe earlier there was loads of water running straight into the boot. It also drips onto anything on the left side of then boot.

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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
 To:  Chris (CHRISSS)     
40650.8 In reply to 40650.6 
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used to leak eater into the book

Hate it when that happens.

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 From:  Chris (CHRISSS)  
 To:  milko     
40650.9 In reply to 40650.3 
Haha :D

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 From:  Chris (CHRISSS)  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)     
40650.10 In reply to 40650.8 
Stupid phone :P

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 From:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)  
 To:  Chris (CHRISSS)     
40650.11 In reply to 40650.10 
What is a boot? The trunk?
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
 To:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)     
40650.12 In reply to 40650.11 
Yes. And a "hood" is really called a bonnet. And "tires" are really tyres. And "windshield" is really called a peepscreen.
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 From:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)     
40650.13 In reply to 40650.12 
You are all insane. Anything to be different right? Even the way you write the date!
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
 To:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)     
40650.14 In reply to 40650.13 
It's yoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu who changed it. This is what happens when you don't have a monarch. Everything just goes to shit.
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 From:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)     
40650.15 In reply to 40650.14 
Maybe that's why we change it, if it was indeed us who did the changing. Maybe we were just tired of the dumb way things were named! I could see that happening!
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)     
40650.16 In reply to 40650.13 
Do you have car-boot sales? or car-trunk sales?

Or is everything just a garage sale? Do you even know what a car-boot sale is?
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
 To:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)     
40650.17 In reply to 40650.15 
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 From:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
40650.18 In reply to 40650.16 
Never heard of them!  We do have garage and yard sales so I assume it's a sale out of the trunk of your car?

So do you even know what junk in the trunk means?!?!
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 From:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)     
40650.19 In reply to 40650.17 
I've seen that before, some of the names given to things over there are head scratchers!  I am betting some of those aren't really used, right? I mean, who the fuck would say whimsy filmsy mark and scribbler when you could just say pen or pencil?
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
 To:  Ken (SHIELDSIT)     
40650.20 In reply to 40650.19 
Because it is correct :Y
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