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#1 Stephen Mills

Stephen Mills
  • Drives:Mk5b Escort 1.8 ghia

Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:49 PM

Hi guys

I have a leak in my boot but cant figure out how the water is getting in ive checked the rear wiper seal and its fine but I have noticed a gap in the rubber going around the outside of the rear lights could it be this


#2 Paddy gti

Paddy gti
  • Drives:1998 1.8 gti

Posted 27 January 2016 - 08:11 AM

that gap isnt the problem if its the rear lights theres a gasket seal that goes inbetween the light and the bodywork that wears out best to remove your light and see what condition its in

#3 Antony Mann

Antony Mann
  • Drives:escort mk6 ghia

Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:49 AM

I re sealed my lights by going over the rubber seal bits with black silicone sealant also check for any wear in the boot seal

#4 Stephen Mills

Stephen Mills
  • Drives:Mk5b Escort 1.8 ghia

Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:47 PM

Any ideas where to find replacement gaskets for behind my lights as after looking they are pretty much gone or could I just put silicone behind the light cluster then screw in back in


  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
  • Drives:1998 Escort 3dr Si

Posted 28 January 2016 - 11:10 PM

don't use silicone if you were to seal them use tiger seal or a non acidic sealer as silicone sealer eats into the paint and can lead to rust

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