Sparkland· Super Moderator
2022 Sonic Gray Pearl RTL-E
Could you please provide us with a link on where to purchase the elastomeric sealer and flashing tape, in case we decide to take this matter in our own hands? Am I understanding correctly, that the back seats have to be removed to gain sufficient access to this area to perform the repair? Thank you for the pictures.Mine is done, just need to disinfect the carpets and reassemble the back seat area.
Sealed with filling the gaps with elastomeric sealer and topping over with flashing tape.
I had the hose running in the bed for a good 15 minutes without a drop of water inside.
This is the exact same open seam as my original photos and what was sealed on Celltech's truck.
The old-school mechanic in me was going insane looking at some related issues while sealing this leak:
1). There was still water inside several of those crevices 48 hours after water-testing the seam to find leaks. I had to use compressed air to dry them out before sealing. Means some are holding water and some leaked into the cab...fine. Guess what happens to trapped water in a seam below freezing? Usually doesn't end well.
2). Remember the fuel pump recall to install a protective moisture cover? The top of the pump was wet when I unplugged the wiring harness to move the access plate out of the way.
3). Remember the complaints about fuel injector failures? The top of the fuel tank has a 1/2" of standing water on top of the tank surrounding where the pump is inserted into the tank from the topside. How much of that water is leaking into the fuel???
4). Didn't unplug it but would swear the main harness connector involved in the early '17's recall is in the drench zone above the fuel tank and in proximity to that unsealed seam line.
Something tells me there is more water getting into this area than anyone planned...
The tape does look a little cleaner...
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