Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
dave@hennessey
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Specific Models / Packages > Camaro Convertible Forum

Camaro Convertible Forum For all Camaro Convertible specific discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
classicrockr
 
classicrockr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2LT/RS 45th Anniv. Vert Camaro
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 557
I'm FINALLY part of the CLUB

The Furious Flooded Floorboard Brigade! Woohoo!

It rained like he** here today. I've had 3 tops put on this car & never any water leaks, but I decided to lift up the floor mat & see if any water was there & what do you know? There sure was water sitting on the floor!
It was only the rear driver's side floor area though.

We'll see what it was - I think the drain probably came off the waterbag
classicrockr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
Terrypm
 
Terrypm's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 1LT Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Deep South
Posts: 76
Not good. I do not think these cars can be ever made right.
__________________
Terrypm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
OrangeVert
"Catharine"
 
OrangeVert's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS LS-3 IOM/IO vert
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 1,753
Unless they were right to begin with, 'cause mine's ok so far. I dread the day it goes bad, but for now we live for today!
__________________

Last edited by OrangeVert; 06-05-2013 at 08:23 AM.
OrangeVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
zandron263

 
zandron263's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2LT RS IOM Convertible
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,704
I also have not had leaks yet. I will be getting my second 5th bow next week and getting water issues after that is what I worry about the most.
zandron263 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
OrangeVert
"Catharine"
 
OrangeVert's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS LS-3 IOM/IO vert
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 1,753
Nice!
__________________
OrangeVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 08:34 AM   #6
classicrockr
 
classicrockr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2LT/RS 45th Anniv. Vert Camaro
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 557
it makes me wonder; can a really heavy downpour overload the water management bag and flood it or cause a drain to disconnect?

That's why I think it's the drain tube on that side because if the whole bag was overloaded, I would think the whole car would ahve been flooded, not just 1 area
classicrockr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
Bodih
I Got My Orange Crush
 
Bodih's Avatar
 
Drives: it like I stoles it...
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by zandron263 View Post
I also have not had leaks yet. I will be getting my second 5th bow next week and getting water issues after that is what I worry about the most.
I had the 5th bow replaced twice in a two month period earlier this year. I really believe part of the problem was the old style water managment bag. It was too small, and when cold (45 - 50), it wasn't pliable enough to fit the top properly. I discovered water on the floor about the same time, so they replaced the bag as well. Since then, no leaks, and no broken 5th bow.
The drain tubes can disconnect, but another possibility is the drain screen could be blocked by leaves or debris. Then the water would flow over the ends of the bag near each door. The "ears" on the end of the WMB directs the water to the exterior cavity near the wheel well. If the ears are not positioned correctly, it drains to the interior side of the body cavity.
__________________


My love is in league with the freeway. Its passion will ride, as the cities fly by, and the tail-lights dissolve in the coming of night. And the questions in thousands take flight ~Robert Plant - Big Log~
Bodih is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
Baba

 
Baba's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT RS Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USAREUR/CONUS-DOD/A
Posts: 1,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeVert View Post
Unless they were right to begin with, 'cause mine's ok so far. I dread the day it goes bad, but for now we live for today!
__________________
2011 Camaro 2LT RS Convertible
Summit White
Black Leather
3 Pedals
Build Date: 06/27/2011

Purchased: 07/30/2011
Title Received: 08/15/2011

1984 Camaro (3rd Gen.): Traded: 1987

"Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss."
Baba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
Algeron
 
Algeron's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS vert, 1998 Z28, 1991 RS
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 465
I just joined this yesterday myself. Already had 1 top put on; however, for me the rear passenger floorboard is just damp. I will be calling about this tomorrow.
__________________

http://imgur.com/a/kurVF Born 30 May 2011
Algeron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #10
walters477
 
Drives: white 2012 2SS
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: minnesota
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodih View Post
I had the 5th bow replaced twice in a two month period earlier this year. I really believe part of the problem was the old style water managment bag. It was too small, and when cold (45 - 50), it wasn't pliable enough to fit the top properly. I discovered water on the floor about the same time, so they replaced the bag as well. Since then, no leaks, and no broken 5th bow.
The drain tubes can disconnect, but another possibility is the drain screen could be blocked by leaves or debris. Then the water would flow over the ends of the bag near each door. The "ears" on the end of the WMB directs the water to the exterior cavity near the wheel well. If the ears are not positioned correctly, it drains to the interior side of the body cavity.
Had our 5th bow replaced and it bent the first time we used it, took it back they replaced the 5th bow and water bag and have not had a problem since. Water bag was to small to accept the cold top.
walters477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #11
classicrockr
 
classicrockr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2LT/RS 45th Anniv. Vert Camaro
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 557
does anyone know - is the water management bag actually part of the top? Is it all one system that comes together?
classicrockr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
classicrockr
 
classicrockr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2LT/RS 45th Anniv. Vert Camaro
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 557
turns out it was the water drainage tube on driver's side. It was covered under the warranty from the 3rd top replacement. Dealership says they dried carpet out & kept a heat blower on it. Hopefully it doesn't smell too bad.
classicrockr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #13
rangomr
 
rangomr's Avatar
 
Drives: 45th Anniversary 2LT V6 Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Boston, VA
Posts: 283
Must be something WRONG with my CONVERTIBLE. It has never leaked!!!!!! And yes I was in a downpour tonight again and the inside is bone dry as they would say in the old days. Michael in Virginia
rangomr is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.