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Old February 1st, 2016, 11:46 AM
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Pull out your wet carpet vs drying in the truck

I'm tracing a leak and thought only the carpet by the rear right door was wet. I lifted up the carpet in the boot and it was soaking wet. Even after a full night in the garage draining with a fan on it, the carpet padding is still wet. So best pull it out to dry rather than dry in the truck. This padding is just a big sponge. Thinking maybe leaving it out and just go back to rubber mats to prevent unseen water rusting.
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Remove its a giant mold experiment.

Add dehumidifier
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Old February 1st, 2016, 12:28 PM
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The stuff in the Rangies is awesome for two things:

1. Sound deadening...best their is at it
2. Water retention to promote rust....best their is at it
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Old February 1st, 2016, 06:47 PM
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that stuff is evil, if i could find a better alternative for mitigation noise and heat I would be all for it. That insulation is the devil! Range Rover Classics leak as bad as Defenders.
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 07:24 AM
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Where are the leaks coming from?
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 07:29 AM
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terrible sponges.... replaced mine with closed cell foam.

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Just as bad as the insulation in Discos. Its hard on top and foam on the bottom. So if it gets wet it will never dry.
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 11:07 AM
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Where are the leaks coming from?

not sure yet...I just dropped the truck off at the weld shop to get one of the rear seat belt anchor points re-welded. I know some water was coming in from that seam, but the pads were too wet and on the wrong side for that to be the issue. It's got to be either 1.) seal around arch/door 2.) rear hatch that I have since replaced and/or 3.) sunroof drain line (assuming it has one of course).
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3 days and still counting...just checked on it in the garage under the steady fan and parts of it still spongy wet. unbelievable. 65 degrees here too.
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Don't close the garage doors the moisture need to escape. If you want to get rid of the moisture in a closed space use a dehumidifier.

Once dry you'll need to use a biocide to stop mold formation.
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I hate Carpet pads that are sponges or open cell. Get rid of them imho. If applied on rubber mats, just rip it all off and add something like dynamat. You still need to check for trapped moisture between rubber and floor, but not have it keep the way it does. My floor is rubber restaurant mats, with big holes. Moisture escapes easily (but my truck is not meant to be "finished", just used. Makes it more fun for our family's frolicks).
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Got the anchor point welded. Getting a new headliner now and will check the drain lines.
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Do those anchor points tie into the frame or anything else substantial?

x2 for the dehumidifier
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Do those anchor points tie into the frame or anything else substantial?
No- they are held in by iron oxide!


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Do those anchor points tie into the frame or anything else substantial?

x2 for the dehumidifier

Nomar is right! But not mine anymore! Guys did a good job cutting out the old and reinforcing with a plate. Sealed the underside with rubberized coating.


She sat out last night in the rain and no water was inside, so now I'm baffled (unless for some crazy reason they stored it inside but I highly doubt that my 22 year old Rover would get that sort of priority treatment.) Will know more once it comes back from the headliner shop, he's going to do some leak tests I hope.
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Where are the leaks coming from?


water tested today and appears to be coming in from the door seals, particularly at the top...they're in pretty bad shape so looking to replace, of course they're not cheap though.
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