Been doing some emergency bailing on the 159 after a week away in holiday in it, did around 1500 miles driving to Ireland and back... only to find when I got home today that the rear driver side footwell was absolutely sopping wet! I did what I could to mop up with a cloth before going to the dealer (having read a few threads on here) and asked to get it booked back in as immediately before we went on holiday, surprise surprise, I had the rear driver side aperture seal replaced as I noticed when I bought it that there was an air gap that was the cause of some whistling at motorway speed. The noise stopped but a previously dry car is now a very damp car!
Now I've read a bit on here about it, on here:
and another thread:
and have checked:
scuttle drain - no obvious obstructions, short of something stuck down the pipe...
door seals - everything is dry from an inch upwards of the floor... no signs of ingress from the door seal but it had stopped raining by that point
all other footwells are dry. Not had a chance to get at the driver's footrest to check the air con pipe but that is next on my list for tomorrow.
The garage can't see the car until 1st Sept, so until then it's emergency measures. had the carpet pulled back as best I can and ran the heating on feet setting for best part of 90 mins today so that has helped (as did wringing half a basin of water out of the insulation - a lot of swearing took place at that!). Tomorrow I intend to get at it again and maybe some dehumidifier silica from Halfords...
So to cut a very long and quite boring story short - what are my otions? So far I have come up with:
Continue drying it and:
1. Don't use the air con until that is ruled out.
2. strip the door seal that the dealership put on a fortnight ago (not favoring this as will invalidate any claim against their not sealing it properly)
3. Swear a lot and kick the garage wall then go to Halfords and buy a sodding big tent to put the car under!!!