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Rear Window weatherstrip gap

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by krich97, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. krich97

    krich97

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    I have noticed that (on both sides) on the rearmost sliding windows, the rubber weather stripping has a gap (.125") on the back middle edge about 1/2 way up. I am guessing this is where the strip ends and begins. I was going to seal it up with some silicone or Lexell or something (I am not going to replace the whole window seal now) but I just wanted to make sure it is not there on purpose - some kind of evaporative vent for water that gets in there or something. Does anybody know? Does anybody else have this? Thanks all and Happy New Year - I got a baby coming so I am trying to do all the little things I wont be able to do soon! :p
     
  2. Ivan

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    i've got the same gap, but mine is about 1/4 inch. same on both sides, so i figured it's normal. it doesn't seem to leak.
     
  3. Landpimp

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    all mine do as well as a pair of fj60/2 sliders I have to install. Why I don't know but I think it's normal.
     
  4. concretejungle

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    Mine has it also. But mine was leaking water onto the jack and tool kit. I have not noticed any leak on the other side. Haven't really had time to do anything about it yet.
     
  5. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    That happens with age, the older the strip, the more it shrinks. A new weather strip butts togther. Mine also have about a 7/16 inch gap (original, 11 years old)

    A gap there usually doesn't result in water in the quarter panel. More often it leaks in around the clips that hold the belt moulding on.
     
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    [quote author=concretejungle link=board=2;threadid=9457;start=msg82686#msg82686 date=1072902496]
    Mine has it also. But mine was leaking water onto the jack and tool kit. I have not noticed any leak on the other side. Haven't really had time to do anything about it yet.
    [/quote]EXACTLY what that was doing!! My floor jack got all messed up and I guess that drainage hole was clogged,.... on both sides!! Anyways, I cleaned the jack somewhat and got the back rust off and reprimered. I'm going to ask my brother to primer the jack since this thread has been brought up...

    BTW-I think the gap was letting air escape and got annoying when I was driving on the highway without the radio and a/c going. The day I found rust was when I stuck some piece of napkin and I haven't heard the sound again. Oh yeah, i'm going to put a small piece of rubber in there when I get home...
     
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    It's exactly the problem I have now. What would be the best fix for this? :D Help... pls... :confused:
     
  8. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    see recent thread on this.
    Dan, your offer still stands to cut a seal up?
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  9. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    If I get enough people interested. A complete gasket is about 50 bucks net.
     
  10. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    OK, will start a thread...
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