Confessions of a Citroholic

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I feel for you Richard, trying to find the source of a leak is like trying to find the old proverbial needle in a haystack... May you soon succeed ;)

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Although it's impossible to see, I could get a finger in and it was definitely set around the brake light. I undid the nuts, but it still wouldn't come out easily - a look at the unit on eBay seems to show a sort of foam seal, and a couple of clip type protrusions on each side. I guess some 'gentle' persuasion would have popped it out. However given that the seal is not available on its own, and I wasn't forking out £100 for a new light, decided I might as well seal it in. Out with the masking tape...

(Supposed to be a pic here, but phone decided not to save it...)

Sealed it round with the black silicone, see if that stops the water coming in!

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Fingers crossed Richard 🤞

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Sealing looks to have been a success, sealant only just visible if you look closely.
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Trim refitted so it's bound to leak again now!

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I hate finding water leaks on cars.

I've got a P38 Range Rover that's leaking at the front right hand side. The only thing it can be leaking from is something around the pollen filter housing so I took it all apart, cleaned it, put some sikaflex around it all and put it back together and it's still not stopped the leak completely. It's driving me nuts now.

Thankfully on the Range Rovers if you find water in the boot it's always the tailgate seal so it's something I tend to replace on them as soon as I get them and that's it done before water ever gets in.

David.

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Sometimes car just set out to annoy you....

This weekend, for the first time in 13 months, we need both cars as we're away separately - went out in the Pug last night to be greeted by a loud clonking from the NSF which wasn't there the other day. Hmm, can't be the bottom ball joint or the track rod as they are new. Wheel bolts? No, tight. Spring? Looks ok, have a feel, oh, half the bottom coil is lying on the bottom plate :twisted: So I will have to try and get it changed before the weekend....

On the up side, having fixed the water leak in the car with 8 year old RTV sealant (originally bought to re-seal the sump on the MK1 C4 Pic when I was having turbo issues) I also had a leak on the water transfer pipe on the toilet. Planning on renewing the bathroom later in the year and didn't want to try getting it out, so applied some of the RTV to the pipe. Took a couple of goes (access is on a par with Xantia clutch clip!) but success, no more leak :-D . What else can I seal up with it???

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Excellent :D Loving the toilet fix Richard!

I very successfully used the black Loctite gasket goo intended for Xantia V6 camboxes for much the same task on one of my toilet cisterns... Worked a treat and it remains good!