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leak from drivers side

Postby rhume » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:03 pm

Hi, I have an annoying leak from the drivers side roof seal at the front. Tried to lubricate the rubbers with silicon grease but this hasn't helped.

The weird thing is that the water does not tend to come through when the car is sat. It is when driving and you brake at which point a spurt of water comes from the joint between the roof and the windscreen pillar. Almost as if the side of the roof is filling up then shooting forward and pouring out. Has me a bit stumped as to where it is getting in and also where it is collecting. Everything looks straight and the rubbers look to have no damage.

Any ideas?
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby IanL » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:14 am

Try tightening the roof clamps?
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby rhume » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:59 pm

Thanks will give it a go when it stops raining. (might be in May at this rate).
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby rhume » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:27 pm

Have tightened clamps. now am perversely hoping for rain :D
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby gazza82 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:37 pm

rhume wrote:Have tightened clamps. now am perversely hoping for rain :D


Got a bucket or large saucepan? ;)
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby Rubyoptics » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:16 am

Ahhh, our ever-beloved and ever-problematic roof!! i recently sorted out a drivers side window leak. Strangely, its now water tight but the wind noise has increased dramatically! So...Before it was air tight but not water tight...now seemingly it's water tight but not air tight!!!!!
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby rhume » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:18 am

It would appear that your CC is defying the laws of Physics. I would just settle for water tight.

Off out later with a watering can to simulate the north east of Englands worst weather :)
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby IanL » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:27 am

Rubyoptics wrote:Ahhh, our ever-beloved and ever-problematic roof!! i recently sorted out a drivers side window leak. Strangely, its now water tight but the wind noise has increased dramatically! So...Before it was air tight but not water tight...now seemingly it's water tight but not air tight!!!!!


What could have happened is:

Initially, the window was contacting the roof but not tucking under as it should, so water was able to "stand on the edge" and dribble in.

Now, it is tucking under, but not tight enough against the roof, so there is an air passage. Try bringing it up very slightly.

The other thing to guard against is a front-to-back tilt.
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby Rubyoptics » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 pm

Rhume... my roof problem has come back. Any chance you could link to the procedure for tightening the clamps? I've looked at them and see some torx heads but they appear to bolts the clamp to the roof rather than provide any adjustment?
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby rhume » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:24 pm

This is where I took the info from. It was an easy job.

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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby IanL » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:13 am

This should help

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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby Rubyoptics » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:40 pm

Ahh, so it's the ones hidden behind the plastic on the drivers side roof pillar. Any advice for getting off the plastic with no damage or a simple 'follow the instructions' job?
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Re: leak from drivers side

Postby rhume » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:49 pm

One bolt at the top after removing the visor. The rest is held in place with a clip half way down and the rubber on the pillar.

Found it harder to get back on than off to be honest.
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