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5166Re: [bmw e28] couple of questions - a/c - fuel smell - boot leak

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  • Agent Midnight
    Oct 22, 2007
      As for your damp boot, make sure you remove ALL the trim in it on a day you have some free time including the spare tire, Etc. Get a shop light and shine it all around and look for any rust that could be a entry point or even holes. Many times with all the trim and the tire Etc. people find they have a hole in the boot and never knew it. Many times people will spend a lot of money, time and energy on a new boot gasket then still find water geting in. Another area to check that many people miss is the REAR LIGHT GASKETS. There is a black foam like gasket that goes between the rear lights and the inside of the boot. If that fails water works it's way in. also check the rear lights and number plate lights for any cracks/openings Etc.

      One last thought/idea is that sometimes it turns out to be more then one problem in the same area. In the case of my 528e I had a warn out boot seal, a hole in my spare tire well and water geting into my rear lights then entering the boot. All in all not sure what came first and caused what to happen but it sure let the water right on in. It can all be fixed pretty easily, just with a bit of time.

      Best of luck,
      -Dana Sion ( USA)
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: phatbimma
      To: bmwe28@...
      Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 09:14
      Subject: Re: [bmw e28] couple of questions - a/c - fuel smell - boot leak

      Many thanks chaps - I'll take a look at those hoses now - in terms of
      the boot i mean the 'trunk' - its always damp and letting in water and
      was just wondering if there was an adjustment/easy fix rather than
      changing the whole seal,cheers, Sami

      --- In bmwe28@..., john holst <grafton_56@...> wrote:
      > In regard to the petrol smell ,I found a loose hose clamp on the
      cold start injector which is hidden from view under the manifold ( a
      blue injector) check it as well. John from Oz.
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Phil Davis <pld1952@...>
      > To: bmwe28@...
      > Sent: Sunday, 21 October, 2007 10:39:36 PM
      > Subject: Re: [bmw e28] couple of questions - a/c - fuel smell - boot
      > The a/c will be a major job labor wise. The parts at a salvage yard
      here usually run $150-$300 and the way to do it is pull it yourself.
      That way you know what all is involved. Look at the system in realoem
      to get an idea of what all is involved.
      > Inspect all fuel hoses, clamps, connections and look closely at the
      injectors when starting cold - they leak and if they do replace
      it/them!! You can also have the injectors cleaned tested at a place
      that specializes in that process (some shops have the equipment to do
      this in house).
      > What boot?
      > Phil Davis
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: phatbimma <no_reply@yahoogroup s.co.uk>
      > To: bmwe28@yahoogroups. co.uk
      > Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 1:11:12 PM
      > Subject: [bmw e28] couple of questions - a/c - fuel smell - boot leak
      > Hello All - I am running a UK 525e '87 - wondering if anyone has
      > every looked into installing Air conditioning into one of these or
      > might be able to offer a bit of a heads up re the ease/cost with which
      > this can be done.
      > Also can now smell petrol from the engine bay after the car has been
      > running - this disappears after a time - cant see any obvious leak but
      > are there any usual suspects to check??
      > Finally I've got the familiar leaky boot - any special fixes bar a new
      > seal - which to sight looks in good condition - I could never really
      > solve this on a previous e28 either.
      > Thanks in advance,
      > Sami
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