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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Blast furnace and foot bath following clutch MC work

So my clutch MC was leaking down the clutch pedal, and was eating up some of the paint, so I had it done at a reputable 4x4 shop. Ever since, I've been getting forced hot air from the engine bay to the cabin from the clutch pedal area. It also happens that when it is raining and I put on my brakes, water runs off the roof, down the windshield, presumably under the hood and onto my feet. I consulted the water ingress manual, and even put dum dum on the places it instructed for that area, and it made zero difference for the instantaneous nature and volume of water coming in.

What went wrong, and what do I need to do to fix it?
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Is the plate held on by four or six screws in place?
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Is the plate held on by four or six screws in place?
Affirmative... 6 flathead screws. That was where the water ingress manual said to put dum dum, and that did nothing to help. It actually seemed to be leaking toward the firewall from there, like underneath the master cylinder
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Old August 30th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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There is supposed to be a bead of sealer around the base of the pedal tower before you bolt it down.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Seal is from inside the engine bay, not from the inside of the footwell. You do not want water sitting in the crevices with no way of it drying. I used a very light coat of RTV on the mating surfaces when I rebuilt my clutch housing.

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Any chance they disturbed the rubber plugs over the pivots for the brake pedal in it's tower?
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:05 PM
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In this pic from my teardown you can see that the clutch pedal tower has been removed and that there are 6 bolts that hold it in but that the hole is only half that size. The bridge between the middle holes will catch water and dump it on your foot if the bead of dum dum was not put under it when it was refit.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Yeah mine had a rubber gasket when I take mine off, the gasket was still good but just in case I put RTV on both sides before putting it back together.
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