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#1 trashy

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 05:11 PM

Which way round is correct for the boot seal (1990 car)?

 

A or B?  Thanks.

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Edited by trashy, 25 October 2020 - 06:31 PM.


#2 g0myw

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 05:31 PM

I'd say A.
but best see what others say - in case ours is wrong.!



#3 Quinlan minor

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 06:25 PM

A



#4 steeley

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 06:33 PM

A

#5 trashy

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 06:51 PM

Thanks everyone - A it is!



#6 sheldon1992

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 06:08 PM

The seal did my head in too! Here are some tips:

 

1) Always make sure the seal faces outwards, e.g not making the boot smaller

2) Cover the seal inside and out in silicon spray, put it in an air tight bag for 3-7 days before fitting. It makes it softer and easier to fit. My boot refused to close without doing this.

3) Leave the boot closed for a few days then clean off all silicon.



#7 Sprinkler23

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 01:18 PM

Had to close the boot with 2 persons and a lot of pressure after installing the new seal. Few weeks later i can close it on my own again

#8 maccers

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:57 PM

Mines is on the boot lid!!



#9 Johnmar

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 02:35 PM

Mines is on the boot lid!!

Yes, there are two types:
The early type (used until 1991: to be attached to the bootlit with those pesky clips) and the later type (used from 1981: to be placed on the boot panel lip.

Edited by Johnmar, 19 November 2020 - 05:53 PM.





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