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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-08-2005, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a wet trunk...

anybody know the main cause of leaks in the trunk ? i.m getting wet in the passenger side hole, then it's damp for a few days after.

already fixed my front passenger leak.

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Old 10-08-2005, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you might need to get a new trunk gasket but where exactly in the trunk is it wet at?
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Try new taillight gaskets first. ~12.00 apeice.


After the first three hurricanes last year, my trunk had about a foot of water in it because of those gaskets!
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also could be the sun roof drains in each corner. the tube coulda come off and its draining into the trunk...
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Old 10-09-2005, 05:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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oh, thats what those tubes are.

it only collects in the pass rear corner in that well, just to the right of the spare tire. everywhere else it seems ok.

BTW, i also had some water in my right rear tailight, i just removed it and rinsed out the entire tailight, 20 years of dead flies in there, :
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rear seat water leak

I need help finding where I amtaking in water in front of my rear seat. I have raeplaced every seal i know to replace.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Owner of the thread.... tail light gaskets FTW... mine are bad also... so my trunk is wet...

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would this allow it to pool behind the back seat?
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the main culprit is usually the most obvious, the antenna seal
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Will this allow the water to pool on bith sides of the back seat?
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haha, i had that prob w/ my e30 too. took out the tail lights, ran a bead of silly cone, and let it set up to make my own gasket. no more problems.
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were you taking in water in front of the back seats?
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negative, just in the storage compartments on the sides of the trunk.
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