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I still got exhaust fumes coming into the car.
I tested the boot seal with a light in the boot (trunk). The seal is not contacting correctly on the round corners above the t/lights.
Actually the lip is missing at the corners from a crook previous repair.
I was thinking of packing the seal ,as in gluing a strip of rubber between the boot lid and the rubber to move the rubber closer to the contact area on the body itself.
Does that sound reasonable.
I read somewhere a suggestion of putting a "windlace" around the body as an extra seal.
Exactly what do you call a windlace , so we don't lose any thing in the translation.
I've improved things with adjusting the boot lid and filling any little holes here and there but the smell is really starting to bug me.

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Ok so the trunk is the boot, what is the Bonnet? Roof? Hood? Sorry, probably a stupid question Huh!!!

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by KeenBean on 04/08/01 04:42 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

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seeing you asked
the hood is the bonnet
the roof is the hood or the roof or sometimes called the turret !!!!
Oh yeah, don't even ask what fanny is here !!!!!!

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I suggested the windlace idea. Windlace is the channeled rubbery thing that fits over the car's door frame and wraps up the A-pillar. It's reasonably hard, yet pliable. All mustang vendors sell it by the foot. Just cut some, mold it around the lip in the trunk where you are having sealing problems, and the weatherstrip seal should then sit against the windlace. The windlace will build-up the vertical lip that the weatherstrip normally seals against.

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I have a friend here at work who tried the windlace idea after having problems with leakage into the trunk (boot), he bought generic black windlace at a local auto parts store, and he says it works better than the trunk weatherstrip and now uses it in place of the trunk weatherstrip. If the weatherstrip doesn't work, you could consider sealing around the gas tank with strip caulk. Or the possibility that fumes could be entering through the firewall or cowl vent due to an exhaust leak or something.
 
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