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Old 03-13-2016, 01:08 PM
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w123 sunroof seals- all four

My 1984 wagon sunroof leaks from the front drain. It looks like there are four drain seals in the w123 sunroof.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Base Wagon - Seals & Weatherstripping - Page 1

Uro sunroof seals have a horrid reputation. Who has experience with all the genuine MB seals and the wagon drains in the front? I've heard that the euro wagons have a slightly different set-up- but I have a domestic USA version. Looks like if I buy all the seals it's about $180. Let me know if you've undertaken this project. I did a search but still would like more direct experience. thanks
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:58 PM
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At some point I need to do that his too. In for details.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:46 AM
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I have done all four

on my coupe. The rear requires removing the sunroof steel panel. Pretty straightforward except the front seal requires a little technique. Use lots of dishwash soap solution.

mercedes source dot com sells a step by step "manual" that I used. They also sell kits with the seals and tools. Some say they are too expensive but I find for a little more you get clear instructions, parts and the tools needed.

BTW, I used URO seals. Been in there about 2.5 years. Fit was fine. I think they have improved over the years and get a bad rap for much of their stuff.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:01 AM
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on my coupe. The rear requires removing the sunroof steel panel. Pretty straightforward except the front seal requires a little technique. Use lots of dishwash soap solution.

mercedes source dot com sells a step by step "manual" that I used. They also sell kits with the seals and tools. Some say they are too expensive but I find for a little more you get clear instructions, parts and the tools needed.

BTW, I used URO seals. Been in there about 2.5 years. Fit was fine. I think they have improved over the years and get a bad rap for much of their stuff.
I looked the the site and they do not sell the rear seal as other MB sellers do. ? The front seal is only $12 more for the MB item- $28 vs $40.

thanks for the tips however!
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:33 PM
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I have 2 126 cars that have worn sun roof seals. Neither leaks into the cabin as long as the drains are clear (so far).
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:34 PM
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My Uro front seal didn't want to go in worth a crap, so it went to the trash can and I ordered a oem seal which I haven't installed yet.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:13 PM
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The "seals" don't keep water out, they keep wind noise and trash out. There is no way to seal water out of a flush, flat surface like a car roof. If the drains are clear, water will be collected by the "tray" and directed to the drains. Hopefully your tray is intact and not rusted out.
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