480ES boot seal leaking

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Alan 480
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Re: 480ES boot seal leaking

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:54 pm

AleksanderHugo wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:45 pm
I also have a small issue with moisture in the boot. I am not sure if the seal is the main reason, but after 25 years, it's pretty worn out and not too flexible. Moreover, whenever it rains and I open the boot, there is some water that drips from the seal straight onto my luggage.

Today I installed a new aftermarket seal that has a small ridge. Hopefully, this will prevent that dripping. Also, the new seal is much more flexible, stays in place much better and has an extra lip (can be seen on the left hand side in the next photo) that should prevent any water from getting under it:
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The only problem with this generic seal is that it is slightly smaller that the original one... so now I am waiting for a rainy day to find out if is not too small :wink:
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That will be a plan :-)
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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