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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Water Leak bulkhead to windscreen frame seal

Hi, need advice on the cheapest way to water tight the seal between the bulkhead and windscreen frame. Any good suggestions to stop the pond that gathers in the drivers side footwell?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 05:41 AM
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Hmmm drive only on Sunny days?
Removing the windshield is what four bolts?
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Google this.

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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Google this.

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There's even one in the FAQ or Tech section if you back all the way out to d-90.com.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Hi checked the water ingress man. Nothing on that particular point.

Window does come out but its a fixed window with a hard roof. Not an easy job as I'm an complete beginner. Also would cost like 250 - 450 and may not even.sort the leak out apparently. Need to be cheaper

I would only drive it on sunny days however I'm from uk so that would equate to 14 days a year.

Was thinking of covering seal with gasket silicone..... Any thoughts?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Try new vent seals as well. Rovers Down South.
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You might look at the windshield frame to bulkhead seals. New ones are under $30 from Rimmer Bros. in the UK. However, as you suggested, a bead of silicone along the same spot might be the cheapest option but probably not the first choice. The problem with finding water on the floor is that there could be 20 sources.
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Was thinking of covering seal with gasket silicone..... Any thoughts?
Don't use silicone sealants on anything. They are designed to be compressed, so just gooping it on the surface won't work. Besides you can never get that stuff off once you put it on.
As far as being a neophyte, well we were all there once too. No time like the present,eh? Bust out the King Dicks and start taking bolts out. I guarantee you won't hurt anything.

And Josh, oh king of minutia, our friend is in the UK, so RDS wouldn't be a very good option what with all the LR Parts places there.
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And Josh, oh king of minutia, our friend is in the UK, so RDS wouldn't be a very good option what with all the LR Parts places there.
I was on the forum app which would require drilling in to see his details. In that case...go down the street and pick up everything you need. Sorry Bill, the king of windmills.
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I was on the forum app which would require drilling in to see his details. In that case...go down the street and pick up everything you need. Sorry Bill, the king of windbags.
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Sounds like your sunroof seal is bad. Hold a hose in two areas. 1. Hold the running hose near the bulkhead and window screen area, if your foot wells don't fill with water then you know its the sunroof. 2. Then run the hose around the outer seal of the sunroof you will then identify the issue.
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Hi, need advice on the cheapest way to water tight the seal between the bulkhead and windscreen frame. Any good suggestions to stop the pond that gathers in the drivers side footwell?
My bulkheads used a simple adhesive foam seal, roughly 1/4" to 5/16" in thickness to seal to the windshield frame.

I've never had water ingress problems through that part of the truck. Actually, I've never really had water ingress problems in my truck at all.
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Probably it leaks at the vent seals not the bulkhead to windscreen seal. If the latter seal is leaking, I would suspect you have rust problems in the bulkhead causing a hole.
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Has anyone sourced anything in the States equivalent to "dum-dum" referenced in the water ingress manual?
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Get it at the hardware store in the weatherstrip area. One coil will last you a lifetime.
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Hi, thank you all for your input. it leaks very slightly from the roof seal but it is mainly from the bulk head seal joining the windscreen frame where it has essentially rotted and lost its stick around the corner.

Also taken on board gasket silicone is a no no. What about normal barthroom silicone? As that can flex and does not go hard?

I have bought a New seal but just avoiding the hassle of fully removing the window frame... Main due to financial reasons.

------ Follow up post added September 27th, 2012 05:39 PM ------

O2batsea sorry get. What from a hardware store?
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3M Automotive Strip Calk. It's that nasty black sticky stuff Land Rover uses everywhere.
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Here is where the leak comes through. The inside and out
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61 Rover that sound good!
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Here is where the leak comes through. The inside and out
Loosen the bolt and push down on the top and then tighten the bolt again.
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