Water leaks into the cab
Posted 13 November 2012 - 22:45
After this lovely few weeks of rain I have started noticing water leaking into the passenger footwell....I also have a minor leak on the drivers side roof that needs to be plugged up. So I have downloaded the Defender water Ingress manual and I will start sealing the whole cab....The maual recommends clear sealant but I guess I wont find Kent automotive products in Norway.
What sealent do you guys recommend that can take the rattles and body twisting and will adhear to the body....some thing perhaps from Biltema, Bauhaus or Torshov Bil?
Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:03
What I bought was called Captain Creepy...Cracking.... something - I do not remember the correct name, but someone will soon come up with it. Sold at maritime stores.
But what ever you do I am afraid it will still leak. But if you really manage to make you Defender waterproof, I'll ask you to do mine to
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:45
91308 null ni sju
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:19
I have seen series LR with sweet,small roof gutters inside.
Edited by gautes, 14 November 2012 - 08:20.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:38
The "Water Ingress Manual" from the factory - Fun reading :-)
What I bought was called Captain Creepy...Cracking.... something - I do not remember the correct name, but someone will soon come up with it.
Bor i Askim.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:12
I know a defender will never be 100% water tight but with the ineffective heater and water I'm scared I might get frozen to the gas pedal.....lol
Gaute get thy letter ready for next year! Lol thanks for the replies all
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:02
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:00
Td5 110 99MY.... Disco 2 TD5 2002 MY
Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:29
Some of us likes to plunge the car into deep waters and therfore have highwatermark inside on the doorpillar.
Others are just lucky enough to live in areas with high consentrations of downpour.
No car is totaly waterproof. Inferior makes have just made it more difficult for the water to get in.
Defenders are the best outdoors motorwehicle.
Lots of fresh(cold) air and the possibilty to grow fungus in al sorts on the inside.
Hereby beeing the best environmental preserving product known to mankind yet.
Joke aside. Have tried the manual with some luck.
The rubbergaskets that sits between the various parts on the defender
have a tendecy to pick up and lead water to the inside after some years.
Trying to seal theese with silicone free sealer from the outside has been tried by some people.
Rumors says its been a succes.
Supports Gaute on the nomination for a Nobel Price, if you manage to keep it dry on the inside.
(not the peace price but in physics maybe)
Although peace of mind should be appreciated also.
Reason for edit: tried to make my english recognizable to others
Edited by Jarle F, 14 November 2012 - 13:33.
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Har egentlig ikke greie på så mye. Men er veldig god til å late som om.......
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:09
The point is to get the roof watertight as I dont look so wearing a showercap while driving! the footwells can be as swampy as they like for now as I always wear boots in winter.
By the sounds of it Eirrik should be inline for the Nobel award next year.
If I get tired of the water Ill get some rhino liner and slap that on in the summer!
Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:38
No Nobel award this time ;-)
Edited by EiRRik 4.6HSE, 14 November 2012 - 22:40.
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