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MG MGF Technical - Heater Box Seal
|I came out from work today after some heavy rain and found the car all steamed up,demisted it, got home. 1 hour later all steamed up again. Checked the carpets,drivers side o.k. passenger side soaking. Took out the sound deadening material and wrung it out like a sponge. Looks like the water came in from the heater box area. I know Rover changed the seals on the heater box in 1998, but I do not know if mine was, my "F's" a March 1998 model. Its going in for a 3 year service at the end of this month (only done 24000mls)before the warranty runs out. Will I be able to get a new seal under warranty or is it a "mastic job".|
Does anyone know if Rover extend the warranty after 3 years and if so at what cost!
Thanks Paul Nightfire R966JPD
Had the start of dampness in my car back end of last year and suspect a "grounding" in Belgium that Andy witnessed, may have played a part. Anyway took her in for a final check just before her third birthday and the garaged fixed under the 3 year warranty. This fix was a very generous dose of silicone rubber around the heater box.
No leak since, even during the recent monsoons!
Hope you get the same result.
|Cars up to VIN 23992 are those with the faulty sealing. Cars after this had the modified system fitted from new.|
Had my heater box replaced under extended warranty, so you should be OK.
This thread was discussed between 12/02/2001 and 16/02/2001
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