Lotus Elan

Water coming into the cabin

PostPost by: Bug » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:16 am

Hi all,

Right now it's raining a lot here in Denmark, Europe. And I haven't
gotten my self a garage for my Elan yet. Therefore the beauty is
parked in the streets of Copenhagen. Now the other day, after a really
big thunder storm, there was around 1 cm of water covering the entire
floor of the cabin. I'm not sure where the water is coming from but I
suspect that it's coming through the crack between the door and
chassis. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone know what can be done to
fix this problem?

Regards,

Peter
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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:37 am

Buy your Elan a breathable cover until you can get a garage."Peter"
<***@***.***; wrote: > Hi all, > > Right now it's
raining a lot here in Denmark, Europe. And I haven't > gotten my self a
garage for my Elan yet. Therefore the beauty is > parked in the streets
of Copenhagen. Now the other day, after a really > big thunder storm,
there was around 1 cm of water covering the entire > floor of the cabin.
I'm not sure where the water is coming from but I > suspect that it's
coming through the crack between the door and > chassis. Can anyone
confirm this? Does anyone know what can be done to > fix this problem?
> > Regards, > > Peter > > > > > >


Regards, Steve Waterworth




 




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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:21 pm

Trade it for an old Porsche.



Ken

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Hi all,

Right now it's raining a lot here in Denmark, Europe. And I haven't
gotten my self a garage for my Elan yet. Therefore the beauty is
parked in the streets of Copenhagen. Now the other day, after a really
big thunder storm, there was around 1 cm of water covering the entire
floor of the cabin. I'm not sure where the water is coming from but I
suspect that it's coming through the crack between the door and
chassis. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone know what can be done to
fix this problem?

Regards,

Peter
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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:58 pm

Sorry to say that they let the water in as well."Lotus"
<***@***.***; wrote: > Trade it for an old Porsche. >
> > > Ken > > '69 Lotus Elan +2 with BDR > >
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:16 AM > To: ***@***.*** >
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Water coming into the cabin > > > >
Hi all, > > Right now it's raining a lot here in Denmark, Europe. And
I haven't > gotten my self a garage for my Elan yet. Therefore the beauty
is > parked in the streets of Copenhagen. Now the other day, after a
really > big thunder storm, there was around 1 cm of water covering the
entire > floor of the cabin. I'm not sure where the water is coming from
but I > suspect that it's coming through the crack between the door and
> chassis. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone know what can be done to
> fix this problem? > > Regards, > > Peter > > >
> > > >
>


Regards, Steve Waterworth




 




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PostPost by: frearther » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:22 pm

Peter,
Check the drain tubes in the doors to be sure that they are
clear. They are located roughly near the bottom of the windshield posts (
A pillars), at the lowest part of a molded depression. If they are
clogged, water will enter the cabin rather than draining outside.

Also, is would be a good idea to follow David's advice.

Art
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At 02:15 AM 8/29/2006, you wrote:

Hi all,

Right now it's raining a lot here in Denmark, Europe. And I haven't
gotten my self a garage for my Elan yet. Therefore the beauty is
parked in the streets of Copenhagen. Now the other day, after a really
big thunder storm, there was around 1 cm of water covering the entire
floor of the cabin. I'm not sure where the water is coming from but I
suspect that it's coming through the crack between the door and
chassis. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone know what can be done to
fix this problem?

Regards,

Peter



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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:27 pm

Old Porsches usually just leak exhaust gas in with the heat.



Ken

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Sorry to say that they let the water in as well.&quot;Lotus&quot;
&lt;***@***.***. <mailto:lotuselan2%40comcast.net> net&gt; wrote:
&gt; Trade it for an old Porsche. &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; Ken &gt; &gt; '69 Lotus Elan +2 with BDR &gt; &gt;
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[mailto:***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com] On
Behalf &gt; Of Peter &gt; Sent:
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:16 AM &gt; To: ***@***.***
<mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com &gt;
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Water coming into the cabin &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
Hi all, &gt; &gt; Right now it's raining a lot here in Denmark, Europe. And
I haven't &gt; gotten my self a garage for my Elan yet. Therefore the beauty
is &gt; parked in the streets of Copenhagen. Now the other day, after a
really &gt; big thunder storm, there was around 1 cm of water covering the
entire &gt; floor of the cabin. I'm not sure where the water is coming from
but I &gt; suspect that it's coming through the crack between the door and
&gt; chassis. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone know what can be done to
&gt; fix this problem? &gt; &gt; Regards, &gt; &gt; Peter &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;

Regards, Steve Waterworth

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PostPost by: TYPE45 at aol.com » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:51 pm

"Sorry to say that they let the water in as well."

Is that why they call them bath tub Porsches?

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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:24 pm

I had a '61 356B and it was always dry but the fumes nearly killed me.



Ken

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"Sorry to say that they let the water in as well."

Is that why they call them bath tub Porsches?

Frank Howard
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PostPost by: frearther » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:40 pm

My 356A Super Speedster leaked both air and water. Wasn't airtight
enough to smell fumes :-) .

Art
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At 03:20 PM 8/29/2006, you wrote:

I had a '61 356B and it was always dry but the fumes nearly killed me.

Ken

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"Sorry to say that they let the water in as well."

Is that why they call them bath tub Porsches?

Frank Howard
'71 S4 SE
Minnesota





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PostPost by: cbguerrajr » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:25 pm

My elan also lets a lot of water in.
However, when I put the top up the problems is
slightly reduced. The only way to eliminate it
completely is to keep it in the garage when it is
raining.

Carlos

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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:30 am

The PO on my car didn't install the weather stripping because he never drove
it in the rain. I had to drive thru a thunderstorm on the way home and got
soaked! Put the weather strip around the door and it's a lot dryer. :)

Fred '65 S2

On Tuesday 29 August 2006 11:19 am, Arther H. Frederick wrote:
Peter,
Check the drain tubes in the doors to be sure that they are
clear. They are located roughly near the bottom of the windshield posts (
A pillars), at the lowest part of a molded depression. If they are
clogged, water will enter the cabin rather than draining outside.


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PostPost by: "Clivey Boy" » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:49 am

I was at a talk recently by Brian Buckland and he mentioned when he bought
his Elan DHC new he left it out in the rain and it filled with water.
When he phoned the Lotus factory they told him "Don't worry they all do
that"
Hmmmmmm
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