Question about 1998 BMW Z3 Roadster
Rain water leaks into the drivers floor pan. How do I get at drain holes
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Inspect the door seals. Make sure they make proper contact with the window/door. Also check that they are intact and not broken or out of place. Sometimes they get a bit worn and porous and let some water in. Other times it's just a matter of pushing it back into place.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Water leaks are a nightmare. At least in your case, you know what you changed when it started. I believe that this should be your fix. The outer moldings are there to stop leaks and such. When you had the molding replaced, it has not sealed back into place properly, so it has not been blocking all water from coming in. First, I would remove the molding, and try again. Be slower at it, and be sure to have everything flush. If this does not fix your water leak, than simply do it one more time, only this time, use a caulking that is recommended on vehicles, and line the space your molding runs along, so when you put the molding back in, it will seal better. Be sure the caulking you will use does not expand when it dries, or gets wet, and by all mean do not use gorilla glue, that stuff expands as it dries. Also be sure not to use an excessive amount of caulking so as to be sure it does not ooze outward past your molding. By the sounds of it, since your water leak is only on the rear, I would start by doing this with the back only. However, because of the way cars are designed under all of those pretty interior panels, water could be leaking in from the front molding seals, and running backwards towards the rear seating before it runs down to the floor. Of course this would be the obvious fix, however the water leak could have just started after you replaced the molding, this could be just a coincidence, and this may not fix your water leak if the problem is else where. If you cannot find the solution on your own, take your car to a dealership. Dealerships may be more expensive, but they will take care of your problem, and your car. And if they haven't fixed your problem they are obligated to find and fix the issue.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
you are no doubt correct about the cause of the problem ,but the soloution?? well if the water can gat in then let it out ??stupid ?? i know but what i would do to prevent rust and corrosion which is a inspection failure then i woul drill two 1/2 inch holes either side of the rear floor well on the outside so whatever way car is parked on camber of road the water can run out
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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