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Discovery Leaking sunroof?

Discussion in 'alt.fan.landrover' started by James Steel, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. James Steel

    James Steel Guest

    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?

    James


     
  2. Lee_D

    Lee_D Guest

    "James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:d8ngui$nnj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    > 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?
    >
    > James
    >


    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!

    Lee D
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  3. James Steel wrote:
    > 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?
    >
    > James
    >
    >

    Try the windscreen seal. Get a hose pipe and jet some water into the
    seal. Lots of Mastic behind the seal will fix it.

    The other thing are the drain pipes get blocked on some types of sunroof.
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Guest

    We found the seal on ours was going green and had moss type stuff on it
    stopping it sealing. Cleaned it off and put a very light smear of vaseline
    on it and it stopped leaking.
    Richard


    "James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:d8ngui$nnj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    > 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?
    >
    > James
    >



     
  5. Hi Jame,

    I will pop on e-mail the land Rover technical bulletins which may be of
    help. Yes leaking sunroof is very common but also fixable.

    Andrew


    "James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:d8ngui$nnj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    > 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?
    >
    > James
    >



     
  6. Lee_D

    Lee_D Guest

    "Andrew Renshaw" <andrew@preaching.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:pmQre.24887$iy2.13470@newsfe1-gui.ntli.net...
    > Hi Jame,
    >
    > I will pop on e-mail the land Rover technical bulletins which may be of
    > help. Yes leaking sunroof is very common but also fixable.
    >
    > Andrew
    >
    >
    > "James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:d8ngui$nnj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    >> 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?
    >>
    >> James


    Andrew could you please cc me in on that too. lee at lrproject spot come
    less the e.

    Lee D


     
  7. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
    considerable saving to yourself

    Tony

    Always a lateral thinker


    "James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:d8ngui$nnj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    > 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?
    >
    > James
    >



     
  8. Paul Brown

    Paul Brown Guest

    James Steel wrote:

    > 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!
    >


    Well, of course the warranty will be covering this as it's obviously a
    failure of factory materials, isn't it?

    P.
     
  9. lee

    lee Guest

    "Tony" <tony417@ntlworld.com> wrote:

    > Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
    > considerable saving to yourself


    Its hard enough unfolding a normal map, unfolding one thats been laminated would be entertaining. ;0)

    Lee D

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  10. Dave Piggin

    Dave Piggin Guest

    The message <3hm1l3Fhl57hU2@individual.net>
    from lee <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> contains these words:

    > "Tony" <tony417@ntlworld.com> wrote:


    > > Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
    > > considerable saving to yourself


    > Its hard enough unfolding a normal map, unfolding one thats been
    > laminated would be entertaining. ;0)


    > Lee D


    Ah, Try rolling it up, it works better!! d;-) Dave

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  11. On or around 19 Jun 2005 20:08:03 GMT, lee
    <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> enlightened us thusly:

    >"Tony" <tony417@ntlworld.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
    >> considerable saving to yourself

    >
    >Its hard enough unfolding a normal map, unfolding one thats been laminated would be entertaining. ;0)
    >


    Mind, I've got one of the peak district somewhere that folds. Not quite as
    flat as a normal paper one, it has to be said.

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    Boswell's "Johnson".
     
  12. cruicky68

    cruicky68 New Member

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    My 2001 TD5 sunroof's both leak badly, until I read the article posted on here,
    Account over bandwidth

    Unfortunately this link seems to be broken at the moment, but it did show you in great detail how to fix the sunroof leaks by removing the headlining etc. He also suggested trying a thin bead of silicon around the edges of the sunroof casing/black section to roof metal. I followed his instructions and even today with all the rain that has fallen today my car is now dry!!!! Touch wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!