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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:01 PM
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I am typing this in my ROW 110 with rubber matts as I am sitting with soaking wet feet from the third rain storm in the past hour. I was curious how anyone could run carpet in the foot wells without it always being wet and smelling like beagle piss. Is there a trick to sealing that area? I have zero roof leaks unlike my series.. Just foot wells.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:04 PM
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Check the integrity of your vent seals.

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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:07 PM
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It's the vent seals. Mine did the same thing. Could close the vents as tight as possible and it would POUR into the foot wells.

Order the rubber type and not the foam type

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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:08 PM
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Will do! Thanks for the info. Mine are about four months old so I will double check the install.
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I replaced my vent seals with those shown above, and it definitely helped. However, I still have some ingress on the driverside from time to time...I suspect it may actually be from the door seals...particularly the corner where the windscreen meets the bulkhead. I have new seals sitting on the workbench, just haven't gotten around to installing yet.

Other possibility that others have mentioned is the roof seam where it meets the windscreen frame - possibly comes down the a-pillar behind h
the plastic trim (but when I pulled mine did not seem to be the issue).

If you unscrew your gauge binnacle, when the water is coming in you should be able to "see" where it originates from by looking in there.
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beagle piss needs to be addressed immediately.
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beagle piss needs to be addressed immediately.
I figured beagle piss was more relevant than cat piss
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I figured beagle piss was more relevant than cat piss
When available, I use cat piss to cover the smell of beagle piss. If only their meowing worked to drown out the mind-numbing continous barking of beagles as effectively, I'd get me some pussy stat.
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I suspect it may actually be from the door seals...particularly the corner where the windscreen meets the bulkhead.
I agree with this. I did seam sealer around this area and solved it. I would also suggest pulling the door cards for about a week and see where and how much is getting in from the windows/doors. I sealed the lower window corners at the waist seal and it helped a lot.

Also depends on the condition of your footwells of course. If in good shape and original seam sealer they should not really leak. If the footwells are rotten or have been previously replaced/patched that could be your leaks. I say this because so many people do such a poor job replacing/repairing them that they will never be watertight.
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Also the clutch petal and brake servo let in water which is a good place to seal. I use that putty stuff here since you need to replace those parts every once and while.
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