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Old 07-28-2009
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Default Moisture in the Bay

We do not often drive in the rain , but there has been an occasional, intermittent dampness in the driver side front bay. This last rain storm was huge, so it really helped find the source. This bay has the battery & inverter cables, I have previously caulked these areas and re-sealed the door.

The water enters the plastic split loom, forward of the bay, and travels into the bay, If there is enough water, the loom fills and spills out onto the floor, Now I just need to find a way to seal the wiring, the loom(or replace it) and still protect the wiring. Any ideas???
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Bill,
Let's see, the bay is a dark and damp place, why not grow mushrooms?
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Don't seal it, put a drain hole in it before the bay.
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Let's see, the bay is a dark and damp place, why not grow mushrooms?
Then I would hallucinate.
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Open the split loom at the bulkhead, pack it with 3M 5200, and close it up. Do around the outside, too. As it cures, 3M 5200 tends to expand a little, so it will make the seal tighter.
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Thanks for all the help & suggestions.

I could not remember the 3M 5200 number.
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Youmay want to use 4200 which is only very difficult to remove whereas 5200 is absolutely impossible
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