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Old 11-16-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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BMW E30 Interior Water Leak

The carpet inside of my 1987 325i BMW on the front diver side is always soaking with water, does any one know where its coming from?
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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Is it water or coolant?

You can usually tell by the smell.

If its coolant its most likely your heater core.

If its water, it could be clogged sunroof drains or even worst a whole in the flooring.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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Elephant trunk drain blocked. Look where the battery stand is in front, passenger side behind exhaust manifold, you will see it against the firewall.

This drains the water from the HVAC motor housing. Just squeeze the flat side and look at what comes out.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:33 PM   #4
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the real answer

if you really want to know..i mean really? you need to pull your carpet..
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
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if you really want to know..i mean really? you need to pull your carpet..

No need to unless you have a rust bucket. Wet floors can only come from a few well known sources.

Found them on more that 15 e30's without pulling carpet.


Is the floor below rusted out? Is this happening when parked or driving?

If while driving check to see if the big floor plug beneath is there or not.
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