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Gummi Pflege

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by alec.m, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. alec.m

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    Having had issues with water leaks round my windows dripping onto the seat bolsters I`m on a mission to try and sort it especially after yesterdays downpoor which let a lot of water in. Fortunately I put a towel down which caught the worst of it.
    Just looked on ebay and there are two called Gummi Pflege but made by different companies with one being more expensive than the other. Should I be getting a particular brand?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nextzett...080074?hash=item5b408e200a:g:KToAAOSwA3dYh4lt

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wurth-Gu...147219&hash=item5b49dcca6b:g:9dsAAOSwjVVVsqGv
     
  2. Geoff Crispin

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    What condition is the rubber item on the top of door ? is it fitted correctly, and one on roof is in good condition.
    Was out in mt 2002 Z3 yesterday and got caught in the very heavy rain and strong wind, no water came in untill i opened the door and the little gutter/seams on the roof could not cope with the amount of rain and it was just pouring over into car:( Geoff
     
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  3. alec.m

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    Hi Geoff, Thanks for your reply. The rubber seems in good condition . I`ve always had a bit of a drip on the nearest joint to the front of the car but only when it`s been raining heavily. I`ve no idea if the seals are fitted correctly as I`ve nothing to compare it to. I`ve never done anything to disturb them. Alec
     
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    Is the triangle sort of rubber at the top ob bar between window and quarter light seated correctly ? Geoff
     
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  5. alec.m

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    It was last time I looked. I`ll check again though. I`ll tighten the hooks as well, they`re not as tight as they used to be.
     
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    The ones that fasten the soft top to the top of the windscreen
     
  8. Geoff Crispin

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    Oh right I call them leavers or catches
    Not sure how you would tighten them though let me know
     
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    Clear silicone on the rubber at the end of the A pillars sorted the leak i had on the Z3,
    Wurth Gummi Pfledge 1st class product.
     
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    I second that. Helped me out in the past
     
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    I've used this stuff for years, it's great for the rubbers. The one I use is the more expensive in your two links....sorry;)
     
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    Before you tighten hooks or adjust anything eliminate basic causes i.e. check the A pillar triangular seals. Open roof and fill drainage channel with water then squeeze triangular rubbers - if they ooze water/bubbles through joints then that is your leak path and no amount of Gummi Pflege or tension adjustment will resolve it - they will need re-sealing. HTH
     
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    Thanks, that sounds like the best approach. Hopefully we`ll get some dry weather this weekend!!!!
     
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    Be careful over tightening the front hooks I have seen these snapped when the roof is closed first time following over tightening, they are only designed to clasp the hood onto the front seal, not to force the hood into the top frame, definitely check the A pillar seals first as said above.

    Also if you decide to adjust the hooks put some WD40 on them first as the grub screw can seize, its tiny, if you round that off you will have a job on your hands.
     
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    Gummi Pflege is well regarded and often spoken of in this context. But in my view it's for preventative rubber maintenance. It's not going to stop a leak for you.
     
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    if the leak is coming from the window perhaps the window needs adjusting to create a better seal against the roof rubbers , I think the window can be adjusted from screws in the bottom of the door , I'm sure someone will correct me if wrong
     
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