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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:43 PM
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Water Leaks in the rain

Hi I have a hard top D 90 that is leaking at the top left corner of the headliner , top of the door, and some were on the right side starting topside of the dash glove shelf. Is this a Defender thing or is something wrong? Both ruber mat fill with water.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:48 PM
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In England that would have been on the passanger side... So, they probably would not have cared.

I would check the seal on your sunroof. Once it stops raining, use a garden hose to narrow the search, then use some silicone to seal the leak.

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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:56 PM
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Mine does that. If you had your headliner out you would see how the top is shaped to perfectly dump water out in that location. I'm 99% sure its not your sunroof. I think its water seeping through the gutter seal (take a look - there is sealant on the bottom the entire length of the gutter). Water seeps in through cracks in this sealant by capillary action and runs up the interior channel down the entire length of the roof, coming out the front corner when you brake or park downhill.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 06:20 PM
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There was a german rainproofing guide kicking around on here a couple of years ago. Someone probably still has it (I looked, mine's gone)
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Old March 31st, 2007, 06:56 PM
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The right side top of the dash might be the vent seal. You can replace it with the foam strip or use a Series II rubber seal.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 07:00 PM
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I've got the german-language "wasserhandbuch" which has some nice diagrams and stuff. Anyone who wants one can email me.

Look at the ECR site on one of the more recent D90 projects, they discuss this type of water infiltration and how they fix it.
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