Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-27-2007, 04:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
leaking soft and hard top

My 74 450sl soft top and hard tops both leak from the top of the windshield. I know that most things on a MB are adjustable. Do I just need to adjust the cam pins on the top a little shorter to tighten it up? Or What.
I'm a little tired of driving with an umbrella...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-28-2007, 09:08 PM
smack's Avatar
Happy Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Posts: 42
Little plastic thingies

There should be little nylon inserts around the rim of the wholes in the windshield. They are the guilty party if your top moldings are in good shape. They only cost a couple of bucks from your friendly local MB Stealer. Cheapest thing I ever bought there.
__________________
'73 450SL -104,000
'91 420SEL -127,000
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2007, 08:34 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
Ahhhh
I'll go look this afternoon. Supposed to be nice today.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-29-2007, 03:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: new jersey
Posts: 74
water leak

It may be the windshield. Water should not reach the pins. Those O rings do not keep out the water.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2007, 08:44 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
Well. The plastic inserts were completely trashed.
maybe 25% left.
I'll give it a try. This has been going on for the 3 or 4 years that I have owned the car...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
I went to the dealer to get the O rings. They completely cured the leak.
On the other hand though, I did sit in a new SLK280.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-09-2007, 05:02 PM
Red SL
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ATL
Posts: 90
Leaking 91SL 129

My soft-top and hard-top are both leaking in the top corners "near" where the tops contact the frame, any suggestion on a 91SL 129? The water has damaged my hard-top head lining and now it needs replacing.

A little history: Recently, I had the front window replaced, and a new soft-top installed on the car.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-02-2007, 08:06 PM
Red SL
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ATL
Posts: 90
Leak Fixed

I took the car to the mechanic and he knew how to adjust the hard top for a better fit; that fixed the hard top leak. For the soft top he loosened the door; I had tightened it to tight and that caused the soft top to shift and leak at the post, and that fixed the soft top.

Last edited by Red SL; 08-11-2007 at 08:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page