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OK then I don’t think i can handle another leek, that’s 3 leeks i have had in two years how’s about that can anyone bet that for starters. :banghead: :cus: :banghead: :cus:

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The first on partly solved was in the driver side passenger foot well that’s I went to a mechanic and he tightened up the door seal by pulling the top of the door in. Then moving the door catch a little further away tightening up the whole door that seams to work.

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A few months ago in the snow and again today (very wet), hopped in the car and heard a trickle looked over the passenger side and seen water piss out on to the mat (nice nice) popped me hand up to the left side of the glove box and its all nice and wet so its coming out from there. Also there are a fair few wires around there, which is a little worrying.

THIRD (Last but not least)
Today jumped in to go to work and there's a nice puddle in my foot well decent around off water as well quite proud of it actually might turn me car into a giant fish tank soon.

Oh yeah there is another problem too i have sticky revs too the revs seam to stick quite regually too at around 2 - 3 thousand revs.
 

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Sunroof

Nope no sun roof.

Oh Yeah I have A Rover 200, T reg, 2 door, 1.1,

Oh i forgot to say any help much appreciated.

THANKS
 

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Dont really know

Dont really know what that is but everything to do with the seat mounts seams secure and no damage around them areas.
 

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leeks

Old Codger said:
Whats wrong with leeks? they're one of my favorite vegatables, how are they getting into your car?
Well I have enough water to irrigate a couple off farmer’s fields full off leeks.
 

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Dont really know what that is but everything to do with the seat mounts seams secure and no damage around them areas.
Lift the bonnet up and have a look at the seal that runs along the bulkhead under your windscreen. Is it OK?

There is only 2 places it can get in that is the bulkhead or door/wing mirrors, make that 3, check your windscreen seal too.
 

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the 2nd and third leaks are probably the same leak. just the water has managed to make it over to the drivers side. maybe you have been parked at an angle or we have seen lots of rain....or both. I reckon its probably the same as leak 1 as well, which i think was probably a misdiagnosis of leak 2.

Anyway it could be a poorly sealed windscreen from what your describing. How long have you had the car?
 

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Ill will check all these thinks later when the rain stop i bloody hate rain, it is parked at a slight angle leaning back over night, but it i did park up for about 3-4 hours last night with it leaning the other way with a little more stress than usual on the car (he he) you getting me. + it been raining for day's around by me, dont think its a windscreen issue but i will check, and i have had the car for about 3 years.

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the 2nd and third leaks are probably the same leak. just the water has managed to make it over to the drivers side. maybe you have been parked at an angle or we have seen lots of rain....or both. I reckon its probably the same as leak 1 as well, which i think was probably a misdiagnosis of leak 2.

Anyway it could be a poorly sealed windscreen from what your describing. How long have you had the car?
 

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I had a simular problem a few weeks ago with a non rover car but the same can apply to most.
I parked the car in the street over night on a slant, quite a slant at that. We had terrential rain over night and woke to find a puddle in the footwell about an inch and a half deep! very impressive considering it never leaked a drop before.
I then discovered the leak was caused by the water pouring off the roof down the side window, through the gap between the window and the outer door skin and filled the inside of the door with water causing it to overflow inside the car! The door has drain holes at the bottom to let water out but it still over flowed anyway. Check the water outlet holes in yours are not blocked
 

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Just been and checked on it. I poped some news paper down to try and draw the wetness out, then and checked the front window screen that seams all in place and no problems there.
 

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you wont see a windscreen leak visibly. The only way to really trace it is to dry the car out inside with lots and lots of kitchen roll type stuff or whatever you can use and then get an assistant with a hose on the outside of the car. And you with a good torch and your head up in the footwell.

Start at the lowest points that you suspect and slowly work your up so you can accuratley pinpoint the ingress point. If it leaks more at an angle then try and recreate that when testing it will speed things up alot.
 

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..try mixing some coloured powder paint into a can of water and pour it over the suspected area and look to see if theres any tell tale streaks inside the car to find the point of entry..its ok it will wash off.
 

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Sticky revs might be caused by the plastic throttle body (sure there are plenty of threads on it here).

Might be worth taking the throttle body of and cleaning it - or replacing it.
 

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Yeah I have took that off popped a load of wd40 inside and put it back on solved it for little but then came back, do you think that I could replace the spring for a heavier one so it shoots back quicker.

Dan Coupe said:
Sticky revs might be caused by the plastic throttle body (sure there are plenty of threads on it here).

Might be worth taking the throttle body of and cleaning it - or replacing it.
 
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