Leaky roof

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Leaky roof

Postby dixie » Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:35 pm

Anybody help out I have 98 Mk 2 ,when I brake hard water comes in on both front corners, it is quite refreshing and certainly wakes me up going to work in the morning,but I would rather fix it. I was maybe thinking of a new hood sometime in the future,as the present one is as old as the car and a bit tatty,however it only leaks on the corners.Any advice would be welcome
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Postby Richardn » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:56 am

Have you cleared the drains at the windscreen pillar?
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Postby JoJo » Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:26 pm

I've got the same problem on my W reg - and the hood is in good condition so I don't think it's that. A guitar string is recommended in the technical archives as just the thing to clear the front drains - it is! Goes straight down the rubber and comes out the other end, but mine were clear and still the rush of water comes forth on braking. Perhaps our window rubbers are not aligned properly? There's a join midway along the window where the rear part of the seal meets the front part, maybe this needs "tweaking"?

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Postby Hardtrack » Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:14 am

You'll need to show me where these drains are Richard if your around on Sunday.........i get that at times to :?
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Postby inddigo » Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:11 am

it happens to me 2......

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Postby Si » Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:19 pm

... and me. It must be a design feature :lol:

Having said that Andy, the reason yours (and probably my) is filling is because of the age of the roof and the HUGE splits up the side :oops:

New roof methinks.

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Postby inddigo » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:40 pm

gotta agree with you there Si :roll:

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Postby rossp » Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:04 pm

I get water gathering in the seals (which sometimes drips - especially when I pokle my finger in there!) just at the front edge of the side windows - the same thing? Should I check the drains?

Is there a link somewhere which shows all the various drainage routes I should check? Might have to get a coathanger / guitar string out sometime soon
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Postby sandy » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:14 pm

I could perhaps supply some guitar strings! I have lots of odds which I don't need so if anyone wants one let me know. I will bring some along on Sunday.
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Re: Leaky roof

Postby Colin & Margaret » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:16 pm

dixie wrote: ......however it only leaks on the corners. Any advice would be welcome


Try driving in a straight line! :twisted:

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