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Sunroof thread, number 23,471

After much perusing of various sunroof leak repair threads I decided to tackle a minor leak at the front driver's side on the JTD.

So I armed myself with tools and a lot of black sealant, intending to seal the entire frame/roof interface.

Following dropping the head lining (surprisingly straightforward) I decided to do a leak test and took a hose to the roof which revealed a blockage of the right rear drain hose. I traced the blockage to a kink in the pipe where it passes through the boot floor. This was leading to a small waterfall onto the rear seat. I'd never noticed any dampness on the liner in the back of the car, but that may be because I usually park facing downhill. Simple re-routing of the hose was enough to clear the blockage.

My invesigations also led me to discover that my leak in the front was coming from where the plastic drain hose connecter attaches to the sunroof frame. So I very carefully sealed the joins between plastic and metal at all 4 corners. Then after allowing the sealant to dry, I repeated my leak test with the hose on full flow.

No leaks!

I'll also be replacing the seal around the edge of the sunroof if I can buy it separately, and will be keeping a beady eye on the roof lining for any repeat dampness.

Hope this might be a little help to anybody else with the same issue.
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Re: Sunroof thread, number 23,471

I love the thread title Good work glad its sorted
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I love the thread title

I may have missed one or two
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Re: Sunroof thread, number 23,471

Sunroof seal part No: 735242254 according to ePer, going to order one and have a go, it can't be that difficult...................can it?
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Sunroof seal part No: 735242254 according to ePer, going to order one and have a go, it can't be that difficult...................can it?

If it's anything like the door seals it'll be a doddle. I was amazed at how easily they can be removed to allow the head lining to come out. Putting it all back together was even easier. Took me less than an hour.
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Re: Sunroof thread, number 23,471

My sunroof ones were usually none reply ones, but then my issue is very unrelated, so loved the title to this one too!
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Re: Sunroof thread, number 23,471

Went to my local franchised stealer to order a new seal.

They only wanted 57 + VAT

So I thought about ordering via ePer, but trying to add anything to my basket results in an error. Am I missing something?
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Re: Sunroof thread, number 23,471

speak to fluffy... member on here he will sort you out for the cheapest. just give him the eper number
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