Leaking like a Sieve.

I appear to have rain entering the interior though both windows seals, and I suspect in a number of other places.Is this something I have to live with and need to find covered parking, not very convenient a lot of the time when out and about.Do you just live with it or is it worth kicking up with under Warranty (which I will do in any case)Any views appreciated.

erm…I tend to ignore it, though I must say that strangly enough, it somehow got better after some time??? but then again, I have a garage and leaving it outside all the time, specially on such a strange island where it is throwing it down most of the times, is a completely different kettle of fish

Hi Mine does it as well. Water runs along the window seal and when you brake it pours in at the front of the side window all over your leg.Also the very little shelf behind the seats tends to fill with water. Not sure where that comes from yet but JCT demo car did the same. I supose we could try keeping ornamental fish in our 30+ grand cars!!!

Folks, with a bit of TLC you can usually get them to the point where they are watertight or at worst only drip occasionally when left stood in very heavy rain. If they leak badly it can be due to the doors and / or windows being out of adjustment and therefore not sealing the glass against the rubber seal properly. FWIW a very thin film of Vaseline on the rubber strip can help it make a better seal on the glass. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]

I won’t mention Vaseline and being horny [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image]

Folks. Roof and both windows have leaked since day one back in April. Car is now back at the factory for repairs after local dealer made the problem worse (there’s a surprise).Factory dropped off a new Quartz job for me to thrash meantime - and it leaks as well.

This is what’s known in the motor trade as a ‘vehicle characteristic’ - they all do it!!

Anyone had a drip like this:- When braking after CAREFULLY washing it - I get water running out of one or more of the three bungs that hide the allen key bolts in the headlining.Guess it’s something the Dealer can take care of at the next service by using a bit more sealant somewhere ?

My Alcantara door panel got dripping wet everytime it rained…It turned out that missed out the membrane at time of build.Tim

OHHHHH Poo!!!Parked my car outside last night and went to get in it this morning to find over half an inch of water in the drivers foot well. Strange looks from the neighbours who noticed me mopping the car out.Good thing is is it is now run in and as we speak is being infused with nice clean Mobil One ready for a damned good thrashing.

quote:Good thing is is it is now run in and as we speak is being infused with nice clean Mobil One ready for a damned good thrashing.Mobil 1 Motorsport I hope?

It would appear that Lotus have a big problem with water ingress through the roof vent which seems to end up in the footwell.Mine has now actually been sent back to Lotus for them to fix and re-seal. I’ve yet to have it re-fitted yet though…I would urge everyone to check theirs as they’re probably all made from the same mould. If you see water dripping from the front of the inside of the windscreen then it would be very wise to have the entire roof replaced under warranty - it would cost a fortune to have it done afterwards!

quote:I would urge everyone to check theirs as they’re probably all made from the same mould.I’ve never had a problem with mine. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/confused.gif[/image]

Tony… yet! [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image] It wasn’t apparent on mine for quite a while. The water builds up within the roof skin and then drips out where it can - on mine that’s at the front.B&C told me they have to replace several roofs, so I think this is something which affects a number of Exiges. or maybe it’s just cars from B&C!!!

[/QUOTE]I’ve never had a problem with mine. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/confused.gif[/image][/B][/QUOTE]That’s coz you never take it out in thre rain [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/tongue.gif[/image]Only kidding [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/wink.gif[/image]

quote:That’s coz you never take it out in thre rain [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/tongue.gif[/image]Yeh, like the four track days it’s done, including most of the there and backs, in the p***ing rain! [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/tongue.gif[/image] However, I hope I don’t develop the problem as I’ve had my car for over a year now, and it’s therefore out of warranty! [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image]

I had my car at Kings of Warwick for the 6K Service yesterday, the leaking roof problem is exactly as others described it here, some area of the roof cavity fills and then either drips in or gushes in larger amounts near the top of the windows when on the brakes.Kings had a service engineer from lotus with them for the day, he led them through a procedure to apply sealant to avoid both point of entry and in particular the points where it exits, so this is obviously a problem they know about (just confirming what others have noted before)They say this is the first thing to try, but I am bit worried about carrying a roof full of water, which must weigh 2-3Kg and all at the wrong height for the sake of the c of g. And exactly how long before the water finds some other less obvious point to drain into the car (all likely to happen just after warranty has expired).They have asked me to try this otherwise they say more dramatic solution is required, If they have a more permanent solution I think it would make sense to press them for this, I will keep a very close eye on mine.