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siwil1

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965 posts

119 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Guys, My sons first p&j seems to want to be a swimming pool at the moment, Ive checked the drain holes and pipes and they seem fine Ive also tightenen all bolts around roof as well as cleaned all seals but it appears to no avail. Apart from attacking the inside of the roof with sealent any other ideas?

Cheers

LovelyTia

485 posts

68 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
I assume its a mk2?
These are known for their leaks from the sunroof.

Heres a reply I posted on a thread a few months back

LovelyTia said:
As above the MK2 where known for very bad sunroof leaks, mostly from the seals not doing their job/perishing. People would use clear bathroom sealent and seal the sunroofs shut.
Can also be from the metal bits that allow the sunroof to pivot, replacing seals/applying sealent doesn't seem to help (without removing the metal pieces and using sealent on them)if its those causing the leak.
As pointed out the ariels are known for allowing water in.
Drainage tubes are also liable to blocking/becoming unattached and these will lead to dampness inside the car.
Edited by LovelyTia on Tuesday 2nd October 19:05

Far Cough

724 posts

56 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Had this happen and firstly it was the drain holes getting blocked with crud and a blow through with an air line soon sorted that out. Then the leak came back and I sorted it using a non drying silicon lubricant like you would use for a crash helmet visor around the seal and job done.

530dTPhil

1,030 posts

106 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Often the seal between the roof panel and the sunroof frame fails. The solution is to dismantle the inner and outer roof frames and reseat on silicone. Not a difficult job. The factory foam seal under the external frame is next to useless.

siwil1

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965 posts

119 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Cheers for the replies, It appears to be the outer frame which is leaking rather than the glass area so it looks like plenty of sealent needs applying !
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siwil1

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965 posts

119 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
530dTPhil said:
Often the seal between the roof panel and the sunroof frame fails. The solution is to dismantle the inner and outer roof frames and reseat on silicone. Not a difficult job. The factory foam seal under the external frame is next to useless.
It was indeed this and after a couple of satisfying hours removing the roof lining and the whole sunroof unit I found the seal was completely perished. Replaced with a generous amount of silicone and it all went back together again no probs.

Passed the jetwash test and also all the rain we had last night...Well chuffed !
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