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ASTON 82

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    F10 520d m sport

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  1. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Ok i think next job is to investigate under wheel arches. Thanks
  2. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    After the heavy rain last night footwell got a puddle in it, even after changing the grommit, think it may be time to get the wheel arch liner off. So frustrating
  3. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I haven't got a sunroof, i dont think its the screen as i really did give it a good walloping yesterday and nothing came in. I drilled a 8mm hole in the cover over the yellow grommit on my last attempt, as an extra precaution and it still found its way in even parking nose down as i do. I will have to wait and see the new grommet works if not will have to take wheel arch covering off
  4. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Thank you but at the moment its comcentrated only in the front footwell, (pic attached). Ive changed the grommet and poured loads of water over the windscreen yesterday and it kept dry, real test will be hours of rain i imagine, the water seemed to fly out of both wheel arches, which tells me there's no blockage there.
  5. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Ive just had it apart and changed the yellow grommit this time, also drilled a slighty bigger hole in the cover, next thing will be to take the wheel off and check under the wheel arch
  6. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Update: having cleaned the area out immaculately and making sure all the channels are free i was fairly confident i had cured it, ive just checked my car after having a long spell of rain and the footwell is absolutely soaked again! i did buy a replacement grommet, but it was so tough to get out i left the old one in, as i was confident the grommet would keep the water out after the clean.
  7. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Debris and tide line
  8. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I took your advice, and left the grommit in place it was so tight, i gave everything a good clean out and a flush through. I made the small modification of drilling a small hole above the seal on the access panel too. Cuts all over my arm but wasnt as bad as i thought. Ill keep hold of the spare grommit just in case.
  9. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    So im half way through the job, cover came off ok, alot of debris and tide line on grommet, problem i have is the grommet will just not come out its so tight, any tips?
  10. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    thank you
  11. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Ok, ill post my progress
  12. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Good job, im going to pick the yellow grommet up from bmw later and have a go over next couple of days, whats the best tool to remove the screws on the panel? Im thinking allen key
  13. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Thank you, i found it so hard to get my arm in earlier, its daunting to me
  14. ASTON 82

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Hi everyone, well after 2 and half years of ownership, i think ive finally got the dreaded leak, i was vacuming the passenger front footwell and noticed the matt and the carpet had a very wet patch, ive noticed alot of these issues on here have been wet in the rear footwell but the back is bone dry, maybe this is to do with the way my car is parked on my drive. Ive identified the panel that needs to come of to get to the gromit but im absolutely dreading it as i couldn't get my hand even into the space let alone undo screws! One thing i dont understand is why my matt is soaked too, i would have thought it would have just affected the carpet, could anyone think of another issue than the grommit? Thanks
  15. Hi everyone, something very odd has developed on my f10, i went out earlier and as i pulled of my drive and accelerated noticed a buzz/rattle from what appears to be from top of steering column, ive pushed on the plastic, wedged my fingers down sides and the noise doesnt go away, once your upto a certain speed you cant hear it, but once you slow down the noise come and goes. Is this a known problem? Any help would be appreciated. thanks Edit: actually sounds like a winding noise, not as present once the car has warmed up but still very much there
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