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Anyone else had this problem.......

It's been fine for up to now.......just seems wet......damp......

What was the problem and what was the cure.....

Mine seems to be a drop from the n/s boot 'door card'......inside the boot but the bit under the spoiler on the lid......0

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Check the drain holes in the bootlid.

Lotus actually had a remedy to insert a third hole near the latch to help drain.

Was it parked on a hill? Nose down?

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It's parked almost on the flat possibly a little nose up but definitely has a tilt to the drivers side.....about 5deg probably.......

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13 hours ago, CocoPops said:

Check the drain holes in the bootlid.

Lotus actually had a remedy to insert a third hole near the latch to help drain.

There was a service bulletin early in the Evora's life (Dec 2009) about water ingress. I have attached a copy in case it helps.

 

Check the rubber boot seal also; there were problems with these.

Evora TSB.pdf

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Mine leaked from when I first collected it.  At the first service they fixed it, saying that there are 2 adjustment screws and one was wound fully in and the other fully out.  Lotus Silverstone adjusted them and dry ever since.  Might be worth a look

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Ok the water ingress is getting worse

can anybody provide me with a diagram for the additional drain holes or even just the existing drain holes so I can check if they are clear

I came to the car this morning and the water was soaking the carpet

any help much appreciated

thanks

Gareth

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I counted five drain holes in the tailgate of my Launch Edition.

Photos below.

 

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Brilliant stuff thanks.......

I have two holes.....one each side.........don't appear to be blocked but I'll get my dremmel out.......thanks

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The one by the label was mentioned in a field bulletin.

6mm hole iirc

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Could try doing this how did you do this ? Make it idiot proof when you explain as I am very incapable when it comes to fixes but I am willing to try ! 

44 minutes ago, FirstTimeEvora said:

On my Evora (11) I drilled some additional holes in the boot lid (as per previous post) BUT in addition I fully tightened up the rubber feet on either side of the lid. This made the lid sat much tighter against the seal. Problem solved!

 

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@Cdm2018 I thought this was idiot proof! 🤣🤣

Look at @EuropaSman photos and comments above.

In addition - open up the boot and on the lid there are two rubber feet sticking out (see pic). Tighten these right up (manually twist around to the right). This will decrease any gap between the lid and the boot seal when closed. This should stop water getting in. Hope this helps

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