[MR2] <MKII>Parts needed
cavscoutmr2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 20:13:51 EST 2007
UPDATE TO THE LIST:
I totally forgot that I need the covers that go over the bolts on the front
of the driver's seat AND I need the big plastic screw thing that holds down
the pull cable assembly.
As for the wet interior issue, I do know that the tops leak. I found out
personally the other day and it wasn't even raining. There was enough dew on
the car that, as the water from the windshield made its way to the back of
the car, it was dripping a little from the rear of BOTH tops. :/ Also, when
I wash it, a little water makes its way in at the front of the door. I have
what I need to fix these issues (I'll have to get another seal for the PS
t-top), BUT, your minivan thing brought up a good point. Many years ago, we
had a Ford Taurus. When it rained really hard in NC, water would stream down
from somewhere around the PS of the firewall. I started removing the DS
carpet today. Once it's out, I'll run some water down the windshield on that
side and see what happens.
On Nov 26, 2007 1:29 PM, Bob S <bob-schultz at comcast.net> wrote:
> Pull the carpet on one side and prove it is the tops leaking.
> My 91 drips on the rear of the seat but even with the torrential downpours
> down here it isn't enough to cause a smell.
> I figured out how to cure the smell in my mini van when I discovered that
> the Heater/Air Evaporator box was leaking condensation and the occasional
> rain storm into the van.
> The Toyota box is designed much better and is unlikely to leak but I would
> check the drain tube and make sure you can see where the water is coming
> It could be from the windshield or maybe somewhere else.
> There are chemicals that kill mold growing on the evap core but I haven't
> seen them cause much of a smell. I would doubt that is the problem.
> I did find one of the sources of water in an old Mk1 was a hole rusted in
> the floor. Hopefully you won't find that.
> Bob: That's a good idea about removing the musty odor. The car has dried
> out and it sits in the garage now mostly. When the humidity gets up or the
> windows stay up for a while, it gets smelly again. I hate that. :) I'll
> replace the padding first, however, and while the carpet is out, I'll
> it properly and let it dry out thoroughly. That would have to be the
> Steve: I'm actually relieved to know that I can get the stuff through
> Toyota. I had the thought of not being able to source it through the list
> message board and just having to deal with the car as is. Don't get me
> wrong, the exterior is great, although it's obvious that the car used to
> red what with the few chips in the black paint. My NA was (and still is)
> maintained very well, so that is what I am used to. I'll get the turbo up
> that point, too, it'll just take some time and resources. :)
> Kevin Parker
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