Register Login
Save up to 15% with Adrian Flux insurance!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1 Week Ago   #1
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

Water traced to coming in through upper rear corner pillar, ending up in the boot and rear passenger footwell. Thought it was the wiring loom as a dodgy repair had been completed previously. Replaced, still leaked. Next the Arial as a small amount of water was getting through. Replaced, still leaked. Thought it may have still been the wiring loom so sealed the joint with guttering sealant as a test. Still leaked! Water...gravity....i know how it works!....in a last ditch attempt removed the plastic roof rail....turns out slight corrosion on the rear joint hidden by the rail. Temp fixed with guttering sealant.....now dry as a bone! The attached picture is taken looking towards the rear looking at the corroded joint with the roof rail removed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20210215_163008.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	3.15 MB
ID:	215701  
Likes andy1, Gina500, varesecrazy liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by LiamC; 1 Week Ago at 21:20.
LiamC is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #2
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 27,231
Thanks: 1050
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Could you please add a 2nd pic.. just a little further away..

When I click on the link.. it rotates it..

Im getting dizzy

Cheers
Charlie
Likes andy1, LiamC liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #3
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
🤣....this picture points to the exact location of the first picture, cheers
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20210218_172917.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	4.23 MB
ID:	215724  
Thanks jackwhoo, varesecrazy thanked for this post
Likes andy1, Baglady1990, Gina500 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

LiamC is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #4
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

I have no idea how I got the first picture to rotate! 🤷🏻*♂️
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

LiamC is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #5
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 27,231
Thanks: 1050
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Quote Originally Posted by LiamC View Post
I have no idea how I got the first picture to rotate! 🤷🏻*♂️
Pretty sure its a clssh betwren phone and forum software

Some phones put everything 'upside down'


Thanks for the extra pics
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by varesecrazy; 1 Week Ago at 19:42.
varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #6
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 988
Thanks: 47
Trader Rating: 0
Baglady1990 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

How do you get those ďrailsĒ out? My car has slight corrosion at the very back end where the water runs out down under the rear hatch it be very interested to look underneath & try a bit of prevention
Likes andy1 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Baglady1990 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #7
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Rome
Posts: 180
Thanks: 3
Trader Rating: 0
Italy 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

Quote Originally Posted by Baglady1990 View Post
How do you get those ďrailsĒ out? My car has slight corrosion at the very back end where the water runs out down under the rear hatch it be very interested to look underneath & try a bit of prevention
i second this, it would be interesting to know indeed!
__________________
da panda 169 emotion 1.3 multijet 2006 euro 4
_a 500 lounge 1.2 GPL 2020 euro 6d-temp
andy1 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #8
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 3,775
Thanks: 303
Trader Rating: 0
typecastboy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

Well who would have thought it. Thatís another bit of info in the arsenal. Thanks for letting us know.
Likes andy1, Baglady1990 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #9
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

The rails are stuck to the roof using some sort of grey compound, there are no fixings as such. I just prised them off very gently from the rear. You end up with some compound on the rail and some on the car, so it doesn't come clean if you like and need to tidy up before sticking back on. Like I said, it was a last resort for me.
Likes andy1, Baglady1990 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

LiamC is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #10
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 988
Thanks: 47
Trader Rating: 0
Baglady1990 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Yeah Iíll be doing that then! I can imagine it was very hard to prise them out I worry about bending them trying to release then getting them back in would be harder
Saying that Iím dying to get in there and see what corrosion itís going on!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	49F51A93-5E32-4631-8928-5E70F700155E.jpeg
Views:	19
Size:	1.52 MB
ID:	215736   Click image for larger version

Name:	BAC9CDC2-4E74-4D24-A44E-6E9A67934B3D.jpeg
Views:	16
Size:	1.44 MB
ID:	215737  

Likes Gina500, andy1, varesecrazy, LiamC liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Baglady1990 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #11
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Edinburgh Scotland
Posts: 3,413
Thanks: 312
Trader Rating: 0
Pugglt Auld Jock has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

Not a Fiat I know, but the Honda Jazz is very well known for leaking seams in exactly the same area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Onmedfmv0
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Pugglt Auld Jock is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #12
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 27,231
Thanks: 1050
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

Probably a job for warmer weather..


Rubber and plastic isnt very bendy in a UK winter
Likes andy1, Pugglt Auld Jock liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #13
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Edinburgh Scotland
Posts: 3,413
Thanks: 312
Trader Rating: 0
Pugglt Auld Jock has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat 500 Sport 2008 water in boot and rear footwell finally solved!

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Probably a job for warmer weather..


Rubber and plastic isnt very bendy in a UK winter
and sealant doesn't stick so well either.
Likes andy1 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Pugglt Auld Jock is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #14
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 988
Thanks: 47
Trader Rating: 0
Baglady1990 has donated!
United Kingdom 
A tad warmer today so I prised mine off cleaned the area dyed the plastic strips back black and stuck them back down! A bit of corrosion but mainly paint loss so not too much to worry over
May need doing again one day but not sure what Iíd treat the area with!?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ACBED301-4727-4C78-9C4E-C2F12BE455A9.jpeg
Views:	8
Size:	1.41 MB
ID:	215860   Click image for larger version

Name:	B705F33E-FBAC-4D39-90A2-E223C781B94F.jpeg
Views:	8
Size:	1.45 MB
ID:	215861  

Click image for larger version

Name:	C540C7C3-4861-49A1-8CCB-1DECD4169162.jpeg
Views:	6
Size:	1.41 MB
ID:	215862   Click image for larger version

Name:	175666D3-CB2B-44A4-B35B-C75EECBDC7F5.jpeg
Views:	6
Size:	1.58 MB
ID:	215863  

Likes jackwhoo liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Baglady1990 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #15
It's always more involved
 
John202020's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 3,929
Thanks: 178
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Quote Originally Posted by Baglady1990 View Post
May need doing again one day but not sure what Iíd treat the area with!?
Hammerite, thought the body was galvanised?
Likes Baglady1990 liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Water leak into boot - solved typecastboy 500 6 17-12-2018 15:25
(T) 2008 500 1.4 sport, rear stub axle stud sheared Petitpal 500 37 28-07-2017 14:12