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Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by ridgeowl on Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:54 am

Rainwater is getting into my 1994 Clubman GL between the top of the cab and the monocoque body, behind the plastic strip that acts as a gutter.
Anyone any experience of this type of leak?
Looks as if the gutter will need to come off but that does not look easy.
Have seen a comment elsewhere suggesting it has to be cut off with a Dremel.
If so how can it be fixed on again?
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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by meanchris on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:00 am

Are you 100% certain that's where it's getting in? Have you checked the upper marker lights, you might be shocked at how clumsily they're fitted and sealed, along with being a poor design in the first place?

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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by ridgeowl on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:10 am

meanchris wrote:Are you 100% certain that's where it's getting in? Have you checked the upper marker lights, you might be shocked at how clumsily they're fitted and sealed, along with being a poor design in the first place?

Thanks for your prompt reply.
It is only when I pour water into the gutter above the driver's door that it leaks.
After about 30 seconds it dribbles out under the bed on the driver's side.
If I pour water below the gutter, above the driver's door, there is no leak.
So, seems pretty conclusive.
Thinking of taping up the gutter, to prevent water getting into it, for now.
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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by meanchris on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:35 am

You need to wait for the VW expert/owners then, one may well be along shortly. up! hugegrins

P.S. Welcome to ASOF, but you're supposed to make an introductory post. winks

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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by ridgeowl on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:56 pm

meanchris wrote:You need to wait for the VW expert/owners then, one may well be along shortly. up! hugegrins

P.S. Welcome to ASOF, but you're supposed to make an introductory post. winks

Spoke to Mark at the Autosleepers Service Centre and he has seen leaks right at the end of the gutter where the Monocoque body widens out.
So, he suggests cleaning out that corner as much as possible and then injecting sealant into the corner. Might have to use a bit of tubing on the end of the gun to get the sealant in far enough. Will try tomorrow when the weather looks drier.
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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by ridgeowl on Wed May 04, 2016 2:22 pm

ridgeowl wrote:
meanchris wrote:You need to wait for the VW expert/owners then, one may well be along shortly. up! hugegrins

P.S. Welcome to ASOF, but you're supposed to make an introductory post. winks

Spoke to Mark at the Autosleepers Service Centre and he has seen leaks right at the end of the gutter where the Monocoque body widens out.
So, he suggests cleaning out that corner as much as possible and then injecting sealant into the corner. Might have to use a bit of tubing on the end of the gun to get the sealant in far enough. Will try tomorrow when the weather looks drier.

Problem solved as above by injecting sealant into the corner.
Thanks to Mark at Autosleepers Service Centre.
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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by meanchris on Wed May 04, 2016 3:49 pm

Excellent result. allthumbz

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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by Bcfe on Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:02 pm

I am hoping this is going to solve my problem- in desperation trying to locate source of damp in overhead cupboard behind driver . So far have had 2 people out who couldn't be sure - have resealed all the skylights, resealed the window , replaced the rubber seal around the window, resealed the little windows at side of overhead cab and after a massive amount of rain last night it's damp again.
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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:16 pm

Roof aerial?

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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by NORGIL on Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:17 pm

Bcfe, the only thing you seem to have missed off your list of things sealed is the front marker lights. Very possible to get a leak from these.

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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by Bcfe on Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:35 pm

Those 2 things are on the list - hoping it is dry tomorrow so we can do it .
Tried putting a cover over it but seemed to make condensation worse . Fingers crossed
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Re: Water Leak between Cab and Monocoque Body

Post by mikejack on Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:59 pm

Don't know if you have roof bars my medallion had a leak from the ladder mounts on the roof and roof bars are mounted the same way so could also leak.

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