Originally Posted by defjef
got in... presumably it can be driven out... and then the assembly properly sealed against further infiltration. no?
You are quite right. However, the damage it leaves behind is the problem. This could be anywhere from soft spots in the deck
to spongy structural items to engine
stringers which fail. I've seen all of that, even after source of water
intrusion was stopped. Water is insidious, but even after intrusion is stopped you have to R/R the damage.