Every e89 owner needs to read this... Boot/water ingress...

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Post by S26-UkZed » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:36 pm

Hi guys I am currently £1700 into this issue with Sytner BMW Sheffield after my roof would not latch and boot would not open on my 2010 3.0i sdrive, so after changing all micro switches it was found that the roof control module was waterlogged this was changed and water ingress tests carried out where the boot lid seal was found to be leaking, my AA gold seal £1100 warranty doesn't cover water ingress or anything else to be honest, Sytners have already given me £400 discount and are fitting the seal labour free, so this can be quite expensive if the seal is failing, its now 21st Dec 2018 and I won't be seeing my car while early next year.

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Post by Chuffer » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:00 pm

Thanks for the heads up on this issue, just checked my 2010 3.0 E89 and the seal just lifted off with water under it. It's garaged most of the time but goes out in all weathers. Taking the seal right off I noticed the adhesive used stuck pretty well to the black plastic apron but not at all to the neoprene seal itself. Maybe in the factory the seal still had some release agent from the moulding process. I cleaned off all the adhesive on the apron with a plastic scraper and used 'Stixall' adhesive to refix it as I use that quite a lot in property maintenance and it does stick virtually anything to anything.
Glad I caught it before any water ingress.

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Post by Maniac » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:56 pm

Glad this post is still saving people some stress and cash.

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Post by Jollyjoiner » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:39 pm

Looks like I best have a good look at mine to see if my seals are ok. :thumbsup:
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Post by Zebedee305 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:07 pm

Hi Maniac (that looks terrible),
It's a long time since I visited the Forum. Did you ever fully resolve the water ingress to the boot area. I have looked at the full five pages on here, and wonder if the problem has been fully resolved. Even though mine is a 2012 reg ,BMW replaced the tail lights FOC, but with labour charges and several seals the bill was quite substantial.
I could play a hose all over the car all day, and not a drop of water enters the boot, but go for a run on a wet day, and a small amount of water appears on each side from under the boot lining. The BMW garage replaced the large boot seal nearest to the rear window ( the one you cleaned and sealed in the pictures ), and it seems solid. Was your ingress there when the car was static, or after driving in the wet or both?
Are you still persevering with the e89, or have you changed model or even manufacturer?
Kind regards, Richard.

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