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I noticed that the boot was leaking in my Series I R33 GTS25t..there was water in the spare tyre well and also down the side where the jack is kept (left hand side when standing behind the car) but the right had side was pretty much dry..is there any common places that it leaks that i can block up with silicone or something? Any ideas? Cheers.

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I had this same thing. Was coming in the tail lights. Is there moisture build up in you lights? It will show up most inyou indicators. You can take it off and reseal it. Just don't get the sealant on your paint. Its a real pain to get off

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Its definitly not from the spoiler, boot seal and theres no rust at the bottom of the window so it cant be from there..it may be the tail lights because i can see sort of "water marks" where water has been and left trails and dried up at the back of the lights..i might check the window wiper too..how hard is it to change the seal on the window wiper?

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I've got an R32 sedan and I found about 5+litres of water in the jack area of my boot :laugh:

I have no idea as to where it's come from. The boot area is all dry, it's just the jack area and the other side.

It's been about a week since I sucked out all the water and it's rained quite a lot down here in Melbourne. I might check later today to see how much water is in there now.

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If you change the seal on the rear wiper, be careful because it's quite common to strip the thread on the wiper motor when removing the nut. Nissan want about $800 for a new rear wiper motor...

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I've got an R32 sedan and I found about 5+litres of water in the jack area of my boot :)

I have no idea as to where it's come from. The boot area is all dry, it's just the jack area and the other side.

It's been about a week since I sucked out all the water and it's rained quite a lot down here in Melbourne. I might check later today to see how much water is in there now.

i had the same problem a while back.

i took out the rubber grommets at the bottom of the sides of the boot and it poured out everywhere :D

i went to the car wash when it was all dry and after washing i found the leak was just under the tail lights. sort of where the boot bends 90 degrees.. (if you get what i mean?)

i got some silicone stuff for metal and went hack.

no more water! :)

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i had the same problem a while back.

i took out the rubber grommets at the bottom of the sides of the boot and it poured out everywhere :)

i went to the car wash when it was all dry and after washing i found the leak was just under the tail lights. sort of where the boot bends 90 degrees.. (if you get what i mean?)

i got some silicone stuff for metal and went hack.

no more water! :D

I think I know what you're talking about. I remember washing the car awhile back and water used to keep coming out even though I've already dried the car from around the taillight area. I'll try and have a look when I get the time.

Do you have any pictures you can post to show exactly where you're talking about?

Cheers mate.

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I think I know what you're talking about. I remember washing the car awhile back and water used to keep coming out even though I've already dried the car from around the taillight area. I'll try and have a look when I get the time.

Do you have any pictures you can post to show exactly where you're talking about?

Cheers mate.

here you go bud. sorry about the bad quality..

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ive found a bit in the top of the boot where it also leaks through tho..i checked it thismorning and it seemed to be dripping through there and running down that side pocket..when it dries out ill put sum sikaflex on it an see what happens

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  • 2 years later...

I was getting a leak from the boot seals, not the black rubber but the off white sealant on the body work near hydrolic lifting arms that hold the boot up.

Was only getting right hand side leaking but suppose the other side can be the same. The sealant goes hard and cracks. Difficult to see and detect as the leak can change with body temp.

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I used to have a leak in my right hand side tail light, followed the DIY here & resealed the lights, however after I did that, water just started to flood the indicator & reverse light area & will eventually overflow to the boot through the opening where you reach to take/replace the light bulbs for the indicator & reverse lights, there seem to be a internal crack somewhere in the light assembly.

So I had to remove the whole tail light assembly again & drilled some holes on the bottom side so the water can just drain through.

Now I got no more leaks :D

So for anyone thinking of taking their tail light assembly out, you might as well drill some holes on the underside of it just in case & you can't really see the holes from the outside anyway.

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