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Leaking roof question

Post by derekmcwilliam » Tue 18 Oct, 2011 19:33

Hi all, went to move my z3 today so I could get my jeep out the drive as its mental wind and rain up here today and the z only gets used in the dry... Anyway, when I got into the car both seats had water droplets on them.

After inspection I noticed that the water is dropping in from the splits in the seals of the roof.

Do I need new seals or can they be refurbed, sproosed up, rub silicon on them type o thing?

Oh and my third brake light is leaking also but I recon a dod of silicon will sort that......

Cheers in advance for any help.... :roll:

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Post by Hard Top » Tue 18 Oct, 2011 19:53

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Post by derekmcwilliam » Tue 18 Oct, 2011 21:03

Wow, fantastic bud. -thanks very much.

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Post by DC » Wed 19 Oct, 2011 09:06

Referring to the above link I fixed mine "temporarily" about 18 months ago by using a cycle inner tube repair patch (the kind you just peel the back off and stick down) over the rubber plug making sure to cover the joint.
It's an instant cure, looks good and is still keeping water out.
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Post by derekmcwilliam » Thu 20 Oct, 2011 18:45

DC wrote:Referring to the above link I fixed mine "temporarily" about 18 months ago by using a cycle inner tube repair patch (the kind you just peel the back off and stick down) over the rubber plug making sure to cover the joint.
It's an instant cure, looks good and is still keeping water out.
Dave.

Think I'll try that, sounds better than gluing in the plug. Cheers!

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Post by Warrior » Thu 20 Oct, 2011 20:18

Used Gorilla Glue on mine at the weekend and it's still holding up!!! :D 8-)

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Post by magi111 » Fri 21 Oct, 2011 06:25

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Post by derekmcwilliam » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 20:32

Well I glued the gromits back in place and I put cycle repair patches over the top too for double protection.....

Let's see what happens once all is dry....

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Post by derekmcwilliam » Wed 26 Oct, 2011 22:13

Heavy rain over the last 2days and not a drop in the car. Thanks again for the help guys.

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Post by Bill- » Thu 27 Oct, 2011 10:32

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