1991 Acura NSX: Drying Out the Trunk

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1991 Acura NSX: Drying Out the Trunk

October 18, 2011

NSX mat in the dryer.jpg 

As Mike reported, our NSX has a leaking trunk that we're attributing at the moment to a faulty taillight seal. This pretty much soaked the trunk and after three days of being heated by the adjacent engine, it got pretty dank in there and condensation continued to form on the underside of the trunk lid. Basically, we were on a one-way ticket to Moldville.

When I got home, I propped the trunk open using the trusty trunk stick (the new struts are on their way) and pulled the wet carpeted mat. After 20 minutes in my dryer using the rug setting, the mat was dry. After four hours with the trunk popped, the rest of the trunk was dry.

After a weekend spent in the hot desert sun with the engine continually running, the trunk was still dry but a tad musty in smell. Takahashi is going to hand wash the car tonight to get rid of our road trip grime while seeing if he can find the location of water intrusion.

Consider yourself updated.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 47,209 miles


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