Sealing tail lights - water leak
speedracer.mark at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 12:48:20 PDT 2011
Step #1; put lock carrier into service position
Special tools required; flashlight, paper towels (Audi special towels are NLA), beer, and hose with water source.
Lock yourself in the trunk with flashlight and towels. Use a friend (paid in beer) to soak the trunk with the hose. Hopefully they will also let you out. Note; wives and disgruntled girlfriends are a bad choice here, unless you volunteer them for trunk duty, in which case you get to drink the beer!
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On Oct 26, 2011, at 3:06 PM, Dave C <dconner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think the 5000 (type 44) has a rubber bumper like you have on the
> Even if it did, I don't think that would cause water to accumulate inside
> the sheet metal portion of the trunklid itself. That's what mine is doing,
> which implies the plastic housing is not cracked ... the plastic isn't
> filling with water. The sheet metal part has water in it such that when I
> lift the lid the water empties of of the metal into the trunk, and overflows
> into the trunk when the lid is closed.
> I'll give the 3m 08611 butyl material a try ... sounds like I've been using
> the wrong stuff. I see it's available locally at NAPA for about $20.
> Dave C
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Tony Hoffman <auditony at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I forgot about that, but that is a common issue on the 5000's as well. Yes,
>> look for a hole right at the corner where the trunklid closes. Good call!
>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Dave Fain <kf21857 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I used the 3M strip caulk on my 4KQ and stopped the leak. There was
>>> in the package to do 2 cars. As I recall, there was a big round rubber
>>> bumper on either side that mounted through a hole right where the water
>>> down. Probably the same on the 5000. Maybe yours are missing?
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