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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Seal between bulkhead and lower dash

I cut the bulkhead to match the opening of the heater and need to make a seal between the lower dash and the bulkhead as the factory seal will no longer be the correct size.

What is the proper type of material to use between the bulkhead and the lower dash?

Ace Hardware has some different types of weather stripping seals that come in a roll, one is made of closed cell rubber and the other made of closed cell foam will either of these work? If so how thick is the stock gasket?

Or would a roll of the stuff that you use to seal the floor boards to the bulkhead be preferred in this location?

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Old April 18th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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I so need to do this job too! Was it obvious where to cut? I would think standard automotive weatherstrip would suffice.
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I used adhesive backed closed cell rubber from ACE.
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I so need to do this job too! Was it obvious where to cut?
I was starting with a new bulkhead so there were no marks where the old heater would have been so I just put some chalk line powder on the heater and put it in place to give an outline of where to cut.

Easy Mod to do and you can leave a little extra if you are worried about cutting too much.



Kevin, thanks for confirming that, I figured that it would be ok.

Any recommendation on thickness?
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Can you hold the lower dash in place to see if there is much of a gap? I know the stock seal is pretty thin foam. I'd think 3/16 would compress enough to fill the gap without causing any fit issues.
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I'm going to do this project this weekend.
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I know on the S3 lower dash there are two(?) holes at the ends of the lowest portion of the dash, noticed them along the back edge that goes against the bulkhead. I presume this is for drainage for any condensation/water intrusion that can occur.
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I used adhesive backed closed cell rubber from ACE.
what he said x2 get the fairly thin stuff
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