Hello, folks ~
A problem developed with my 2004 mini that is increasingly disturbing… A few weeks ago I found about three inches of water in the driver’s side footwell. I bailed it out and checked all of the seals–door, sunroof, windshield, etc. No evidence of any leaks there, and it never had a problem before I parked in in Nov. (2013). I looked for any explanation, and in desperation I pumped the pedals with my hand, and water streamed out from the openings for the accelerator and clutch, filling the footwell again.
This was after a rain. Popped the hood, can’t find anything that looks particularly wet or drippy. Checked the windshield more carefully, nothing. I am surprised that the car doesn’t smell like mold or is musty or anything very much. What I’m afraid of is the floor of the car getting destroyed. I bail regularly, but every rain brings back the problem.
Potentially important: I parked it in Nov. because the clutch died. It’s a $3000 repair, and I’m not inclined to do it because we don’t need a second car at this point. I need to sell it, of course will have to disclose and I worry that this may make it unsellable, even if/when I fix the leak. BUT I won’t know until it’s fixed. Also, it is green, in case that matters. (just a little joke, there.)
Thanks very much for any information ~