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Old 11-17-2006, 10:08 PM
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Found: Cause of leaky W123 rear windows?

I had a new seal installed on one of my W123s today. The glass man told me that this type of seal is allows a bit of water past even when new, however there are drains under the seal area to channel the water away and prevent leaks. He said that in my car there was only a drain on the left side, while in other cars there is a drain on both sides. Could this be the cause of the leaks that are typically found in these cars?

The glass man installed sealant in addition to the new seal to prevent future leaks.

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Old 11-18-2006, 02:21 AM
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How much did he charge for the seals and installation?
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:32 AM
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Seal was $50 from a mechanic friend...the shop wanted $100...labor was $150
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"The glass man installed sealant in addition to the new seal to prevent future leaks."

The way that is written it makes it sound like the Factory recommended procedure did not call for sealant.... it does... and the exact part number of the sealant is listed in the archives.....
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:39 PM
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Interesting. He told me that sealant is not normally required when installing a new seal.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 AM
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The sealant is requied. It is part number 001 989 31 20. The sealant tube has a special flatened tip which is used to inject additional sealand around the outside of the window between the vehicle frame and the rubber seal AND between the glass and the rubber seal after the window is installed. I have also heard that 003 989 01 71 and 003 989 98 71 are valid part numbers for window sealant.

The hole on the left side of the body flange is for paint run off during the manufactuing process. It is supposed to be closed.

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