1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: It Leaks

October 12, 2011

 nsx leak.jpg ( Sorry for the crummy image, but by the time I'd loaded my stuff into the car and drove it out to natural light, all of the water that had been pooled in the channels of our NSX's trunk had dripped either into my bag or down the back of my shirt. And, really, there's no reason to post that. )

When we bought our NSX we knew of just a few things wrong with the car: 1) there were a few minor scuffs on the wheels. 2) The trunk struts didn't work. We can now add a third item to this list: The trunk leaks.

This leak was the result of rain. Not particularly hard rain, but still, water fell from the sky and mysteriously wound up in the trunk and then down the back of my shirt. The pattern here suggests that before it was on me, the water was in the trunk and evaporated up to the lid.

We like to keep our cars clean and every so often park them near sprinklers or drive them in the rain. I'm following up with some NSX-owning buddies to see if they have any experience with this. Updates to come.

Now, the old owners may have forgotten to tell us about the leak, but they were kind enough to provide a slick workaround for the broken struts...

 NSX Trunk prop.jpg

Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Inside Line 

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