"James Steel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
> are soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be
> coming from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a
> cost of 500GBP will do the trick!
> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
Ours does it only during heavy rain or when ice is thawing on the roof. In
our case I have it down to partially blocked drains. You could try attaching
some thin pipe such as fuel pipe to a vacume cleaner.. tape up the pipe to
the hose then try and clear out any crud down towards the drains in the roof
void. If you can find the actual drains then you can rod them with
something like 30 amp wire. Another tip I picked up is to flush them with Mr
muscle Oven cleaner as it unblocks the accumulated crud. Though I've yet to
try that one!
My theory is once the drains reach their semi blocked capacity then the roof
void fills and hep presto..soggy maps.
Is it just one side and does it do it if you park it the other way around
(assuming it's parked on some incline).
Tell the dealer to get real!
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