Side window leaks.

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Do you have leaky window sealing issues

Poll runs till Thu 08 Nov, 2018 11:44

Driver side (Right side)...
4
80%
Passenger side....
1
20%
Both...
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 5

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Southernboy
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Side window leaks.

Post by Southernboy » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 12:44

I would be interested to find out how many Z3 owners have water coming in through one or both windows. We are all quite familiar with the A pillar sealing issue and how to sort that one easily. What I'm interested in is how many drivers have water getting in because the window can't / doesn't seal against the roof rubbers, or the rubbers themselves are no longer sealing at their contact faces.
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Warrior
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Re: Side window leaks.

Post by Warrior » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 13:58

I've clicked on Drivers side but am not entirely sure if it's a door seal or the pillar which was sorted a couple of years ago. Fortunately it's barely a drip or two.

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Alfie
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Re: Side window leaks.

Post by Alfie » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 00:50

Try applying 'Gummi pfledge' to the rubbers.
I have an old BMW branded tube which works wonders in 'plumping up' the rubbers and fixing the leaks, but I think the original formula was withdrawn because of a suspected health risk. There is a modern equivalent of the same name, but I don't know how effective it is.
Got to be worth a try though.... :)
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domross
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Re: Side window leaks.

Post by domross » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:06

Silicone lubricant spray works the same as Gumpifledge, it expands the rubber slightly, cheaper and easier to obtain alternative.
Respectfully, the vote could do with a 'neither' as well...

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