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Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

Okay so as we all know, and I did not think about this sooner, eventually the gasket seals between the tail lights and body eventually dry rot and become useless. So with that being saidů..look at this


That is what was causing a bad smell in my car. All from the seals getting dry rotted, and letting water leak into my trunk. Check this out


All because I did not think to check or replace these


So instead of calling Honda or searching Ebay, I made my own. This time as you can tell from the roll of adhesive backed neoprene, they are thicker and much less likely to leak.

All I did was take toe OEM gasket and trace it onto the paper backing and then cut out with a very sharp razor. No leaks yet.

Now to get off my butt and do system install number 2.
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

Oh man that's bad news! Good idea on making some beefier ones. What're you gonna do about the spare tire cover?
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Goodness that looks nasty jay!
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

Does look pretty bad, but I like your IDEa / DIY for seAling the taillights
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Oh man that's bad news! Good idea on making some beefier ones. What're you gonna do about the spare tire cover?
Im gonna build it stronger, better, and a lot more presentable.
Stay Tuned, it's gonna be much prettier than my previous install.
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Goodness that looks nasty jay!
Do you think? That is just the pieces I managed to get out in huge
chunks. It was so water logged in the trunk, I think about 3-4 inches
deep about 1/2 of the spare tire was under water.

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Does look pretty bad, but I like your IDEa / DIY for seAling the taillights
Yes, it was bad, of course I found the trunk drain plugs a little late.
I came up with the idea for the new gaskets, when I saw that roll
of material sitting on the floor at work. I asked the boss what it was for.
He said is there a part number on it. I said no, he said take it.
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

Nice! I wish I could get cool stuff from work. Cans of compressed air, gloves, and boxes for shipping car parts is about all I take. Then I get messaged from the buyer wondering WTF was in the box before the car parts, that's always a fun time.
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

i have the same thing! Whats the smell like?
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

Nice idea!

Do you guys never open your trunk?
Ya pop a nail hole in the low spot, and whenever it rains ya open the trunk after, let it air out.
That is until you fix it.

Keep in mind neoprene soaks through after a while. Even the thick stuff.
Good sealer is the key to a long lasting seal.

I used black permatex on my old $h!tty ones. A year later my trunk is still dry.
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

A more common fix is the DIY gasket maker from your local autoparts store. You can buy it in rolls and in different thickness.


Mike - there are drain holes in the bottom of 5th gen trunks. Pop the grommet out and the water will go on its own. Leaking tail light seals is very common for us, and on occasion the gasket around the top of the trunk will leak as well.
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Re: Bad Mojo on my 5th Gen trunků..

My taillights never leaked. It was clogged sunroof drains that got my trunk wet, luckily no water in the rear seats or damaged trunk interior since I caught it the day it happened.
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Mike - there are drain holes in the bottom of 5th gen trunks. Pop the grommet out and the water will go on its own. Leaking tail light seals is very common for us, and on occasion the gasket around the top of the trunk will leak as well.
I thought about it for a bit. Wondering why did I pop a nail hole in there? So I opened the trunk and saw the spot I picked is lower than the grommets. It was next to the spare tire mount.

Somehow time allows grit and grime to build a gap between the gaskets and the car. Including the one around the trunk.
So a while ago I had run a bead of black permatex under gasket since it's been a faithful window gasket maker since I can remember.
Recently on another 5th we took the old gaskets out, cleaned the car and tail light housing of grit n grime, washed the gaskets, scrubbed with a tootbrush and dried overnight.
Upon re-assembly we ran a bead on both sides of the gasket re-assembled snug, waited a few ticks for the black permatex to gel then finished tightening the screws.
On my car I also sealed the gap above the tail lights so water would not get to the gaskets in the first place.
I test concrete with rubber gloves. I used to use 3 & 5 mm neoprene gloves. But at the end of a day I still got cement skin.
So I know first hand those neoprene gaskets will soak through if they remain wet long enough.

So far we have two dry trunks.

Thus far the clogging sun roof drain is a mystery to me. Especially if you keep your car clean, which I'm certain 01 does. I guess overtime dust becomes enough mud to accumulate into a bung.
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