4k taking on water

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Dec 12 16:22:48 EST 2002

At 08:52 AM 12/12/2002 -0800, Lines Peter wrote:
>This is a bit crude, but you could try sealing the sunroof with some clear
>packaging tape.  Just get it clean and dry and apply a strip of tape to seal
>the opening.  This will rule in/out the sunroof and the drains completely.
>Just don't leave the tape on for more than a few days because it would be
>hard to get off w/o damaging the paint.  If you have really nice paint, use
>this method at your own risk.  When removing the tape, you'll need some bug
>and tar remover and then a rewax.

On the larger body Audis, the sunroof drains run into the front doorjamb
and behind the rear wheel.  Bentley recommends "soft cable" be run in the
drains to check for plugs.  The V8 manual says to use something like
speedometer cable.  It also recommends starting at the outlet rather than
at the sunroof.  I'll bet some weedwhacker plastic line would work.  It'd
also be colorful so you could see it as it appeared at the sunroof.

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