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Re: CQ: Door Seals Leaking

In a message dated 96-04-09 10:27:05 EDT, Peter writes:

>On  Tue, 9 Apr 1996 01:38:04 -0400
>Dorab (nivi@aol.com) said:
>>My Coupe's door seals near the top hinge of both the driver's and
>>side doors seem to be leaking during highway driving while it's raining
>>pretty hard. I must admit that I haven't moisturized the seals during the
>>last year, so maybe it's due to their contracting in wet and cold
>>The region where they are leaking has a 1.5mm rubber lip, that extends
>>vertically facing the front of the car, right underneath the mirrors, but
>>located on the body weatherstripping - maybe it's not doing it's job??
>I have been noticing the same on my Coupe Quattro...
>potential solution:
>I noticed that both front doors have "settled" (the rear of the doors no
>properly align with the rest of the body.  I need to adjust the
>hinges and door strikers.  This should "raise" the door and diminish, if
>not completely solve the wind noise and/or leak...

Actually, I noticed this happening on the driver's side door when I bought
the car with the original warrranty on it, so I asked them to fix that...now
the both door's alignments are fine!

But the seals are still leaking, so I guess I'll "silicone" them this

Thanks Peter!

Dorab (Nivi@aol.com)
1993 S4
1990 CoupeQ
1986 Chevy Caprice