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Old 06-14-2005, 15:02   #1 (permalink)
James Steel
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Discovery Leaking sunroof?

2000 TD5 Discovery:
After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining are
soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be coming
from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a cost of
500GBP will do the trick!

Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?

James


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Old 06-14-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

"James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
> are soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be
> coming from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a
> cost of 500GBP will do the trick!
>
> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
>
> James
>


Ours does it only during heavy rain or when ice is thawing on the roof. In
our case I have it down to partially blocked drains. You could try attaching
some thin pipe such as fuel pipe to a vacume cleaner.. tape up the pipe to
the hose then try and clear out any crud down towards the drains in the roof
void. If you can find the actual drains then you can rod them with
something like 30 amp wire. Another tip I picked up is to flush them with Mr
muscle Oven cleaner as it unblocks the accumulated crud. Though I've yet to
try that one!

My theory is once the drains reach their semi blocked capacity then the roof
void fills and hep presto..soggy maps.

Is it just one side and does it do it if you park it the other way around
(assuming it's parked on some incline).

Tell the dealer to get real!

Lee D
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Old 06-14-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

James Steel wrote:
> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining are
> soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be coming
> from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a cost of
> 500GBP will do the trick!
>
> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
>
> James
>
>

Try the windscreen seal. Get a hose pipe and jet some water into the
seal. Lots of Mastic behind the seal will fix it.

The other thing are the drain pipes get blocked on some types of sunroof.
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

We found the seal on ours was going green and had moss type stuff on it
stopping it sealing. Cleaned it off and put a very light smear of vaseline
on it and it stopped leaking.
Richard


"James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
> are soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be
> coming from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a
> cost of 500GBP will do the trick!
>
> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
>
> James
>



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Old 06-15-2005, 01:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

Hi Jame,

I will pop on e-mail the land Rover technical bulletins which may be of
help. Yes leaking sunroof is very common but also fixable.

Andrew


"James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
> are soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be
> coming from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a
> cost of 500GBP will do the trick!
>
> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
>
> James
>



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Old 06-15-2005, 04:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Andrew Renshaw" <andrew@preaching.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi Jame,
>
> I will pop on e-mail the land Rover technical bulletins which may be of
> help. Yes leaking sunroof is very common but also fixable.
>
> Andrew
>
>
> "James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:d8ngui$nnj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
>> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
>> are soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be
>> coming from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a
>> cost of 500GBP will do the trick!
>>
>> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
>>
>> James


Andrew could you please cc me in on that too. lee at lrproject spot come
less the e.

Lee D


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Old 06-15-2005, 14:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
considerable saving to yourself

Tony

Always a lateral thinker


"James Steel" <nojmsteel@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
> are soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be
> coming from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a
> cost of 500GBP will do the trick!
>
> Is this a common problem and is there a cheaper way of dealing with it?
>
> James
>



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Old 06-15-2005, 17:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

James Steel wrote:

> 2000 TD5 Discovery:
> After any rain, the map holders above the sun visors and the headlining
> are
> soaked. I can't see any signs of water getting in, but it must be coming
> from somewhere. My local dealer thinks fitting a new sunroof at a cost of
> 500GBP will do the trick!
>


Well, of course the warranty will be covering this as it's obviously a
failure of factory materials, isn't it?

P.
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Old 06-19-2005, 14:02   #9 (permalink)
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"Tony" <tony417@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
> considerable saving to yourself


Its hard enough unfolding a normal map, unfolding one thats been laminated would be entertaining. ;0)

Lee D

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Old 07-02-2005, 06:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Discovery Leaking sunroof?

The message <3hm1l3Fhl57hU2@individual.net>
from lee <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> contains these words:

> "Tony" <tony417@ntlworld.com> wrote:


> > Try laminating the map sheets this will keep them dry at quite a
> > considerable saving to yourself


> Its hard enough unfolding a normal map, unfolding one thats been
> laminated would be entertaining. ;0)


> Lee D


Ah, Try rolling it up, it works better!! d;-) Dave

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