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Old 10-24-2002, 05:50 PM
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Still getting wet...

Well - after the last rain my deep breathing and calm thoughts didn't work so I went out and on my manual sunroof in a fit of rage I sealed that sucker shut with liquid nails. However, it is still dripping water on my left leg when I drive downhill after it rains - so water is getting in somewhere but I have sealed the sunroof totally, completely and absolutely sealed. How is this water still getting in the roof and running out from directly above my left knee.. there is no visible rust.. what totally simple thing have I overlooked ??? I figured by sealing the sunroof the drain tubes would have ben taken out of play... I am now ready to be cool calm and collected and have bought Liquid Nails Caulk remover.

Someone please show me the light!

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over 300K and still running like a scalded dog!

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Old 10-24-2002, 11:47 PM
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Jason, I'll bet if you seal the window stripping around your windshield, the water will NOT get in (hopefully). Try this, I have a friend who did this in the middle of the rainstorm and no more leak! Temporary fix of course.

It can upwards of $150 to reseal that windshield professionally. I understand we have a number of younger people on this forum with limited funds in some cases, who may be looking for economical solutions so there's one(no I'm not old, but I am not 17 anymore either). Also, I would be careful using liquid nails. Clear silicone did a super job for him! Good Luck!!
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:42 PM
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I am wodering if Liquid Nails will work on a small oil leak?
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:45 AM
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Jason, I agree with S-Class that it's likely the leak source is the windshield seal, not the sunroof. Suggest removing the Liquid Nails from the sunroof ASAP so as to minimize any damage it may cause. The sunroof drain lines (like all other MB drain lines) direct water under the car, not inside the car. Some automotive silicone sealant along the top of the bottom windshield seal should resolve your leak.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:24 AM
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There are several drains underneath the hood that you should ensure are clear.

These are at the rear of the hood hinge pockets, at the bottom of the vertical sheet metal separating the hinge pockets from the engine compartment and two further inboard, one under the battery and the other under the master cylinder.

Hope this helps.

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