Roof alignment

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Paul V

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216 months

Thursday 29th March 2001
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Does anybody know if it is possible to adjust the alignment of the roof? I seem to have a gap on the passenger side between the roof and the window allowing the window to meet with the rubber sill, but on the drivers side the window touches the roof, holding it out slightly. It seems to cause a slight leak when parked on a hill.

PetrolTed

34,324 posts

242 months

Thursday 29th March 2001
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Could it be that the window needs adjusting though?

Paul V

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216 months

Thursday 29th March 2001
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Possibly, I have had a quick look, it seems to be sat into the metal frame at the front so presumed it to be the roof. I will try to have a proper look at the weekend, if I finish doing the wheel bearings on my mini in time that is.

GreenV8S

26,817 posts

223 months

Thursday 29th March 2001
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On some cars it matters whether you close the door with the window up, or raise the window with the door closed (if you see what I mean!). There's a rubber strip along the edge of the roof which is supposed to sit on the outside of the glass, but if the seal is tired or the glass is too high and you shut the door with the window up, the seal ends up trapped on the inside of the glass. Clear as mud, eh? Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)
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Does anybody know if it is possible to adjust the alignment of the roof? I seem to have a gap on the passenger side between the roof and the window allowing the window to meet with the rubber sill, but on the drivers side the window touches the roof, holding it out slightly. It seems to cause a slight leak when parked on a hill.

Paul V

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Thursday 29th March 2001
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I do understand what your saying, but the window is overlapping the roof by about 1-2mm which enough to hold it way from the sill. Doesn’t matter with the top down though
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GreenV8S

26,817 posts

223 months

Friday 30th March 2001
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Is the front window runner secure (not rattling) and has it still got the foam/rubber thing at the top to stop the glass smacking into the alloy? This determines how far up the window comes, if the runner is too high or you've lost the end stop it will come up too high which might cause the problem you've got. Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)
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I do understand what your saying, but the window is overlapping the roof by about 1-2mm which enough to hold it way from the sill. Doesn’t matter with the top down though

Paul V

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216 months

Friday 30th March 2001
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Not actually sure if it has a rubber thingy, I’ll be talking it out tonight so I’ll have a look there is a lot of wind noise at speed, I suppose if its coming up to far it may push its way out. If it were missing where would I get one? I’m used to my minis where I can just wait for a show and you're more or less guaranteed to find the part you want. Edited by Paul V on Friday 30th March 15:06

s3 bob

74 posts

223 months

Friday 30th March 2001
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I got mine from Team Central about 2 years ago. They're in receivership but still trading (I think) so might be worth a call. Otherwise, David Gerald seems a pretty good source of bits and bobs.
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Not actually sure if it has a rubber thingy, If it were missing where would I get one?

Paul V

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216 months

Monday 2nd April 2001
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I look at the car briefly at the weekend, the rubber stop doesn’t seem to be there. The back of the window is actually hitting the folding hoop where the canvas goes over, I tried pushing the window forward but it didn’t seem loose, I’m not sure if it its the rubber stop causing it, I used so card just to make the difference and the back of the window still hit. Although the window sat properly on the upper sill. Any ideas?

s3 bob

74 posts

223 months

Monday 2nd April 2001
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I had problems with my window motor when I first got my car (turned out to be a broken wire inside the insulation where it passes through the door). I seem to remember that there was a screw on the motor which you could use to limit the window travel. Once I had the door trim off, I also found that the runners were loose. It might be worth taking your door trim off and having a look.

GreenV8S

26,817 posts

223 months

Tuesday 3rd April 2001
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Is the door positioned right? Sounds almost like it might have sagged on its hinges. Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)
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I look at the car briefly at the weekend, the rubber stop doesn’t seem to be there. The back of the window is actually hitting the folding hoop where the canvas goes over, I tried pushing the window forward but it didn’t seem loose, I’m not sure if it its the rubber stop causing it, I used so card just to make the difference and the back of the window still hit. Although the window sat properly on the upper sill. Any ideas?