Water stuck in classic impreza bootlid.

Water stuck in classic impreza bootlid.

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rb5er

Original Poster:

11,657 posts

122 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Hi, washed my RB5 yesterday and as i closed the boot i could hear that there is water trapped inside the actual bootlid.

I dont think there are drain holes so how can i get it out? I can only assume it gets in where the spoiler is attached to the boot.

Thanks

AWG

843 posts

106 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Would lossening a nut or two holding the spoiler on ease sum of the moisture out?

GTR Cook

306 posts

122 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Time to get the drill out! biggrin

Hoonabator

536 posts

176 months

Friday 30th December 2011
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If there is no drainholes then drill carefully drill one is two. Then address where the water is getting in. Spoiler holes I'd imagine.

LandingSpot

2,084 posts

163 months

Friday 30th December 2011
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Is this an attempt at increasing the "Subaru content" of the JapChat forum?? scratchchinhehewink

Hope you get it sorted btw smile

AWG

843 posts

106 months

Friday 30th December 2011
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...and stop the clock! Wondered how long it would take for someone to throw that in!

LandingSpot

2,084 posts

163 months

Friday 30th December 2011
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AWG said:
...and stop the clock! Wondered how long it would take for someone to throw that in!
Over 24 hours!! Come on, that's gotta be longer than you were expecting! wink

Quick google shows up a couple of threads, but not sure if thats exactly what the OP is suffering. smile

http://bbs.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-general-1/22029...
http://www.imprezasport.net/forums/index.php?showt...

HTH smile

rb5er

Original Poster:

11,657 posts

122 months

Saturday 7th January 2012
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Right, i had a proper look yesterday, the water it not stuck in the bootlid but in the bottom of the rear wing, i can only think it somehow gets in where the brake light is fitted in the wing.

I unscrewed 5 of the allen bolts holding the wing but have rounded off the allen key head of the last one. Anyway this eventually released most of the water and i wd40'd the holes and allen bolts and refitted them.

Ideally i would like to remove the wing completely to replace the bolts with stainless or similar so the dont one day corrode causing an issue. Problem is how to get the rounded off one out? There must be a sleeve attached to the wing where the bolt goes in but if i drill it out i am concerned i will knacker the sleeve or melt the wing somehow. Any ideas?

After that i woukd like to put some kind of sealant around the brake light to stop water getting back in, what would be best to use?

Any help much appreciated. Thanks

Edited by rb5er on Saturday 7th January 12:22

rb5er

Original Poster:

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122 months

Saturday 7th January 2012
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Wow a Subaru section too. Good job

rb5er

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122 months

Monday 9th January 2012
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No ideas?

markCSC

2,984 posts

165 months

Monday 9th January 2012
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You could try using a bolt extractor

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/...

rb5er

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11,657 posts

122 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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markCSC said:
You could try using a bolt extractor

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/...
Tried that to no avail. Going to just pay someone else to sort it for me.