Leak - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-06-2012, 07:26 AM   #21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SFL
Posts: 376
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanRaduechel View Post
There are really only a few spots it can leak. It can leak through the fresh air vent under that plastic cover, through the plastic screw clips for the cowl trim, and around the windshield itself.
my 323 leaked from here when the drain clogged and the cowl filled with water and dripped on my passenger floorboard
MD323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #22
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by midpack View Post
I got one of those:
Attached Thumbnails
Leak-2012-08-27_21-32-25_112.jpg  
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #23
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Saml01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,730
Total Cats: 2
Default

Do you use the AC when it rains? The drain hole for the evaporator could be gummed up and as you use the AC it over flows and comes out somewhere.

I experienced this with another car.
Saml01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #24
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

no. it's a outdoor-rain-water-coming-in leak bro. i think it's coming from the cowl area under the windshield.

but i need to take apart all the plastic covers and the wiper arm to investigate, and who really wants to do that?
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #25
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,207
Total Cats: 2,587
Default

lmao I have underestimated your laziness
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #26
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

I'm a doer, not a poke-arounder.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #27
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,927
Total Cats: 5
Default

I think you need some black caulk around the windshield.

Everyone chant.

"Braine needs big black caulk".
fmowry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #28
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

I have white and gray caulk at my disposal. I'm sure that will suffice considering it will be covered and no one will see.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #29
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 235
Default

That's how Brain rolls... with a big caulk in each hand.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #30
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

Two caulks, one gun.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #31
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
revlimiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 528
Total Cats: 92
Default

1: Remove one bolt holding the cowl in place. Lift edge slightly.
2: Shove nozzle of expanding foam can under edge.
3: Press button on can of expanding foam.

revlimiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #32
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

hmm...I like your style.

In other news: a/c gets fixed/filled on saturday.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,689
Total Cats: 561
Default

You're paying someone? I don't believe it.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #34
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

i dont have a freon license or the tomfudgery to fill it.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #35
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,207
Total Cats: 2,587
Default

are you running the old school poison or the new stuff?

if new and you're paying someone to fill it your jew senses should be burning right now
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #36
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

r12
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #37
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 725
Total Cats: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
Two caulks, one mouth.
Clos561 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #38
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,908
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

i mean technically that's true too.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM
Old guy buys old Miata b&t Meet and Greet 3 09-22-2015 10:32 AM
Annoying little leaks AlwaysBroken Engine Performance 5 09-06-2015 01:53 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:46 PM.