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Old 19th May 2010, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Blocked rainwater drainage channel under boot lid

Hi my gtr r35 has a blocked drainage channel where the rainwater is supposed to drain away from the boot area. It is the off side and it looks like the water should run away just above the OS light cluster into the wing area and away. There is a plastic cap which does not look easy to remove at the end to the channel. Anyone know of a way to clear this and thus stopping rainwater gathering all around in the channel around the top of the boot opening?
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Hi my gtr r35 has a blocked drainage channel where the rainwater is supposed to drain away from the boot area. It is the off side and it looks like the water should run away just above the OS light cluster into the wing area and away. There is a plastic cap which does not look easy to remove at the end to the channel. Anyone know of a way to clear this and thus stopping rainwater gathering all around in the channel around the top of the boot opening?
remove debris from the gap between light cluster and metal bodywork

I posted on this a while back
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Grime builds up between where the bumper join is below and blocks the channel therefore the water builds up, it still shouldn't leak into the boot however.

I use a cable tie and push between the gap and wiggle it to dislodge the grime, you'll then see the water flow free and exit out of the car by the exhausts.
Good tip thanks, all this time and I'd never noticed/heard of this!.. probably as I don't use the boot much.. Anyhow cleaned mine up and cable ties used to clear the drain slits.

Before - blocked+swimming!



After - flowing, cables ties in place as an example, then removed and kept in door basket.

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had to do this the other day .a bloody stupid design of a water drain
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Reminder as winters coming up folks, get those rain channels unclogged and cleared!!

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Good tip thanks, all this time and I'd never noticed/heard of this!.. probably as I don't use the boot much.. Anyhow cleaned mine up and cable ties used to clear the drain slits.

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After - flowing, cables ties in place as an example, then removed and kept in door basket.

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had to do this the other day .a bloody stupid design of a water drain
Got to agree only spotted it by accident when we had heavy rain and I had to go into boot.
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Reminder as winters coming up folks, get those rain channels unclogged and cleared!! Kitchen roll to scoop the bulk crud in channels, and then run hot water down to loosen the rest, using cable ties to clear the drain slits (bottom+sides)


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Good tip thanks, all this time and I'd never noticed/heard of this!.. probably as I don't use the boot much.. Anyhow cleaned mine up and cable ties used to clear the drain slits.

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After - flowing, cables ties in place as an example, then removed and kept in door basket.

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Reminder as winters coming up folks, get those rain channels unclogged and cleared!! Kitchen roll to scoop the bulk crud in channels, and then run hot water down to loosen the rest, using cable ties to clear the drain slits (bottom+sides)
When I had mine wrapped last year at PWPro Paul said he took some foam bits out that mean I no longer have to poke mine with a stick !
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When I had mine wrapped last year at PWPro Paul said he took some foam bits out that mean I no longer have to poke mine with a stick !
it's the ends near the boot that get clogged with mud etc, so the water then cannot filter passed the slim slits, and you end up with a mini crud bath... not sure how taking out some foam helps the slits? check yours for us, and see if its clear, and if he's done some kind of modification... taa.
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