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  1. Hey guys, so after an assortment of posts asking for help and such, I’m sure you can all guess I’ve got a leak through the bulkhead, via the battery tray and also a hole in the footwell, I intend to give a semi detailed breakdown as to what I do to repair/remedy the problems that I’ve encountered so other rookies like me can reference the guide and repair the leaks they encounter (I will be working photos out as I go, so bare with me I will try to describe what I see best I can) So, recently I’ve notices standing water in my footwell for a while, a mix of shite weather and work has prevented me fixing this or investigating, but as of today’s vile weather I decided to tear the carpet up in preparation for this weekends investigation, turns out the carpet put up more of a fight than anticipated 1. Unscrew sill carpet retention strips two screws down pull from doors and gently coax carpet out from under seat... I set about loosing the carpet from the chairs, with the intention of scooping out, next was to work out how to remove these 30mm washer cats arse type thugs (best description by another members account) after some frustrating hour of trying to spin these discs off of the nipped it was on and prying with screw drivers I decided it was time for some brute force and access 2. After removing glovebox through three Phillips screws (two front, under small blanking plugs, and one back middle in footwell attached to bulk head) and removing map/. Paperwork/ cubby drivers side ( two plug covered screws ) put both aside safely and remember here screws came from After removing these two accessories, you will clearly be able to see the small disc culprits, mine seemed aftermarket, from a recount on here of them being plastic, but they were real pains, after being gentle it was time to use some force, and replace them when I re-assemble the carpet 3. Take some pliers and try to spin the washers anti clockwise while pulling towards you, this sounds like a stupid sketch way but it’s what worked for me, keep bending the washers up and down and pulling until they work free, I counted 5 of these on my car, so be patient after removing the last washer and taking a big ole cut to the hand (slipped with pliers big time and cut hand on exposed sill carpet strip.. decided to screw then down after this) next was the throttle stop clip 4. Following a tutorial for removing this throttle stopper clip, wiggle a mega thin butter knife down the bottom wide opening of the stopper, sandwiching the blade in between the main stopper and the outside clip, so the sandwich goes, clip-blade-stopper-clip, after this wedge some needle nose pliers in between the top section of the wide stopper and clip and pull, this should cover the small circle shaped moulding catch of the clip, from retaining on the cut out of the stopper (you’ll get what I mean when you remove it) again, PATIENCE This will free the carpet up completely and allow you to coax it from all crevices and corners and pull out, now for what I saw... all of the floor felt was rotted through and a 2mm-ish hole can be seen peering up through the footwell, a quick look under the bulkhead at the bottom of the bat’ tray shows a soaking wet repair job, and rusty water rails from the red bulkhead... gutting. stay tuned for more updates once I begin the work, for the mean time, I’m drying it all out with the car heaters as I have to use it daily, I’ve covered passenger side and my side with old towels and fabric, and consciously wiping the bat tray when I can, for now Cheers guys!
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