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If this Is a factory fitted sunroof then its most likely not the seal, these seals don't stop rain getting in, the sunroof is designed so that the rain does seep in but falls into a little trough around the edge underneath, this trough will have small holes in the corners where small pipes are attached and these pipes run behind the headliner and down the cars pillars to allow the water to run away. The most likely cause is that the holes in the corners of the trough are blocked and the water cannot escape. Open the sun roof and look in at the edges underneath from above and you should see the problem.

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If the seal in intact when examined with roof open the likely cause would be clogged drains or faulty water channel.

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could be the drains but most likely from spoiler leaking past the seals or wheel wells rusted out or caulk from seams is it when you wash car or rain it rains check it out use a garden hose for water test

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Land Rover Part # RTC 6481. I have the same issue when mine pops out of track. This part is available in UK, but I don't n=know of a US supplier.

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It will be good to use the one that is used OE in the car which can be sourced from Volvo service dealership.
However if you are thinking of a replacement type there are many that can be sourced from glass fabrication agents, car accessories retails shops.
I would reccommend tthe same type to be used for the fitting to the frame. use this right glue for fixing the gasket tightly.

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The sun roof will leak no matter what, that is why it has two drains, they are likely plugged up.

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