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Rear roof seal/drain?

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Should the rear roof to body seal, be tight? Or is it normal for it to leak past and drain out of the sills?

It's a little damaged anyway so could do with replacing, but is there any trick to stop it leaking. It does get pushed out by the roof when closing.

Cheers

TT

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i am not sure if the seal is "best effort" and by design the residue goes to a collection point. the hood has a little gutter.

the "sierra" front sunroof drains go into the sills, its like a pre designed ROT creator, could so easily be routed to a safe location ( some, including myself have re-routed them to exit in front of the a-pillar.)

I am somewhat assuming the escort is also pre-designed to rot out...

 

 

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Cabs not designed for bad weather, even new bmw minis leak !

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Well, the guy i got the car off said the front seal leaked as the roof had shrunk and would not close tight. 

I adjusted the claws and it closed nicly anyway, what he either did not realise or was trying to bluff me was that the windows were not closing due to knackered regulators. I pushed them shut and as it's rained today I went and had a peak and all seemed dry. 

Hopefully going for MOT on saturday, it;s not due till June but I want to make sure it's not goign to fail before I swap insurance and get it on the road.

Oh and I bought a spare Mohair anyway... Keep it for a rainy day..

TT

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