Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
05-27-2015, 06:20 PM
Post: #11
Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
(05-26-2015 09:08 PM)roman Wrote:  Hey I just had similar problems, annoying me for ages so I ended up stripping out the entire interior to find out where it was coming from.

I found that after removing all of the sound deadening, there were now holes in the floor that looked to be previously covered by the sound deadening only.

Either that, or there were rubber plugs there that were now missing.

After covering up all of the various holes in the floor, and replacing rear hatch rubber, and an exhaust that doesnt leak anymore - Now it's awesome to drive.

Dont tolerate fumes, doesnt have to be that way!

Well, last weekend I took most of the interior trim in the rear apart but I couldn't seem to find anything untill I closed the hatch and looked from the inside.

As you can see on the picture there is light shining through in between the hatch and the trunk seal. On both the left and right hand side from the lock, the seal isn't even touching the hatch, the opening is quite big and this must be the reason why it is pulling fumes in to the cabin.

I didn't have any time left to check if the hatch is adjustable in height (like the hood of the car). Did anyone else have this problem? If so, how did you fix it? The seal is in really good condition so that does not need replacing.

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05-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Post: #12
Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
There are rubber stoppers under the hatchlid, but I dont know if they are adjustable. Worst case you could fit some foamrubber strips on the hatchlid where you need the added insulation, and you'll probably hardly notice it at all.

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05-27-2015, 07:31 PM
Post: #13
Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
(05-27-2015 07:09 PM)Ivan141 Wrote:  There are rubber stoppers under the hatchlid, but I dont know if they are adjustable. Worst case you could fit some foamrubber strips on the hatchlid where you need the added insulation, and you'll probably hardly notice it at all.

I thought about the rubber stoppers as well but can't check at the moment... Only concern is that the lock would be the limiting factor in that case. foamrubber is a good idea Smile. Maybe a bit of double sided tape should do the trick and keep it nice and clean.
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05-27-2015, 10:25 PM
Post: #14
Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
Nice catch!
The lock should be adjustable by unscrewing the two bolts and shifting the lock to another position. Dunno about how much it already has been adjusted...

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06-07-2015, 11:52 PM
Post: #15
Rainbow Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
Usual way of getting doors to close on the seals is to bend
the door a little Tongue Put a block of wood, rubber or even a rolled
up towel under the side that touches first, and then push firmly
on the other edge. Start gently, checking the sealing after each
push, and slowly push harder until you obtain the desired result.

The hatch is a large and not very stiff door. It probably closed
once with something under one edge to give it a bit of a twist.
You just need to twist it back.

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06-09-2015, 09:00 PM
Post: #16
Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
(06-07-2015 11:52 PM)jondee86 Wrote:  Usual way of getting doors to close on the seals is to bend
the door a little Tongue Put a block of wood, rubber or even a rolled
up towel under the side that touches first, and then push firmly
on the other edge. Start gently, checking the sealing after each
push, and slowly push harder until you obtain the desired result.

The hatch is a large and not very stiff door. It probably closed
once with something under one edge to give it a bit of a twist.
You just need to twist it back.

Cheers... jondee86

Thanks Jondee! While I was figuring about how to tackle the problem I did indeed find the edge to which the hatchseal sticks was bend a little bit low. Still in perfect condition though but it could be better. Now it's almost entirely closed. May need a little more adjusting. The fume smell is a lot better Hurray!
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11-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Post: #17
Exhaust fumes in cabin (Hatch seal problem!)
With my 20V i'm getting tired of high rpms and exhaust fumes.....

Bahhhhhh i like the smell but gets deeply into my clothes....
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