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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Sunroof and Other Leaks

Has anyone run into issues of leaks around the sunroof on your SW? I have a chunk out of the sunroof gasket (looks like the previous owner used caulk to fix) and am hoping I can find a new gasket to replace it. But, whenever it rains, I get water coming in from the roof and it ends up running down the front sides of the windshield and at the gasket where the door meets the door frame above the window. Any thoughts on where/how to trouble shoot?

I am pretty confident the water is coming through the sunroof gasket for the first leak, however, I think I'm also getting water in the drivers side vent cover which is coming out where the cardboard is underneath the dash. Any thoughts on that leak?
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Gasket/front vent cover is usual suspect if you have water dripping from bulkhead area.

If you take off the plastic trim on the sides of the windscreen frame you can see if it's dripping from the roof and then down..........unlikely.

Sunroof will drip straight down.......hate sunroof.......won't ever get one again in a Defender......ever!
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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:43 PM
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If it does not leak i would start to worry It is a common fact that they leak. Mine is still leaking and a need to fix it to. I have to re-kit the seals/ gaps/ cracks in my roof. Also the gutters on the side need new kit.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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I replaced my bulkhead vent seals with the series III seals from rovers down south and that appears to have stopped the puddles on the floorboards.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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I have to re-kit the seals/ gaps/ cracks in my roof. Also the gutters on the side need new kit.
What do yo mean by re-kit? My gutters look like an ant with a samurai sword went to town on them.

Thanks!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I replaced my bulkhead vent seals with the series III seals from rovers down south and that appears to have stopped the puddles on the floorboards.
Is there an "easy" way to get the vents off to replace the gasket? It's quite the tedious task to get to the nuts on the bracket.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:22 AM
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I have no idea if there is an easier way. I took the cotter pins out of the hinges and then just moved the vents around until I could get a couple of wrenches on either side of the bolt that attaches it to the lever. There are a couple of washers that want to fall into the abyss when you loosen that little bolt. Getting it all back together took a few attempts.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 12:04 AM
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I've started the work on mine, but it's a time consuming process, so it's taking a while.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:44 PM
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For Aaron,

What i meant is this: Makes a big difference.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Thanks for the pics, that's what I was hoping you were talking about... working on the same thing as we speak to try and beat the summer rains down here.

-Aaron
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