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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have my Evo 2 a few months now. I am happy enuf with it border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| middle >
Rear knocking makes me a little angry :- and amp;lt; but this will get sorted.
But what is really annoying me now is the water getting into the boot.
A damp boot. Actually a really wet boot.

I reckoned that the rear spoiler was to blame, and spent an afternoon
removing it and sealing up all the holes. I thought thats a job well done
and was smug in the knowledge that my boot would be a dry haven.

But imagine my surprise :-0 when I saw that this has made no difference.
The seal looks in good nick and I would be amazed if this is whats wrong.
Any ideas lads,,

I want a dry boot.


Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Hey there,

Yeah I have the same with my Evo3. I literally have a pond in the back of mine after it has been raining for a while. border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

I initially wound the little rubber points down a little so that the boot would sit a little snugger on the seal. But this only helped a little... some is better than nothing though I suppose [img] border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

I am thiking along the same lines as you were, with the spoiler. How many bolts were there to take the spoiler off?? Was it a biggy??

One other thing that you might like to check though would be the lights. I had an older Mitsubishi Mirage, that leaked like a sieve through the lights. So have a hunt around, maybe even remove and refit a good seal, also.

Anyhow hope all goes well, as like you, I believe that there is nothing more anoying that a pool in the back of your car - good for summer though [img] border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Catch ya

Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Might be the rbber strip around the bootlid and the rear fenders are hardening already. Had the same problem with mine, its fine now.

Discussion Starter · #4 ·
To remove the rear spoiler there are a number of small nuts to do from under the boot. Then on mine I had two blankers at the leading edge of the spoiler which when removed revealed two very rusty screws. I had to drill mine out. After all screws/nuts removed remember that the spoiler is also glued down. So apply upward pressure and run a long sharp blade between spoiler and boot lid.

Oh, there's also the wire to the rear LED brake light which to be honest i cut, and reconnected after applying all my silicone.

But alas all this came to nothing as the water still ####es in, especially while driving in the rain which I suspect means i need a new boot seal. I will get a new seal and see how we go.

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