Re: [MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

It's a good thing I didn't put the carpet back in yet, after a hard rain
last night there is water on the passenger floor again.  Less water than
before, so progress has been made.

Read on peach parts that on some 124 cars, the front drain tubes shrink
with age and the bottom end pulls back into the A pillar.

I also researched the wagon roof luggage rack, and each of the side rails
have long rubber seals under them.  If that is the source of the leak, I'm
not looking forward to removing the headline to pull those rails and
replace the rubber seals.
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Max
Charleston SC


For years, the 81 240D leaked on your foot if driving in the rain, 
but there was no problem to be found.  I kept it under roof to 
prevent rusting, and we had it out of service for 10 years or so. 
Eventually the windshield gasket disintegrated, and had to be 
replaced.  Fortunately there was no serious rust in the windshield 
frame.  After the new glass and gasket, no leaks!  I'm driving it 
daily now and enjoying it.


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Re: [MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

On 03/06/2015 10:34 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:

It's a good thing I didn't put the carpet back in yet, after a hard rain
last night there is water on the passenger floor again.  Less water than
before, so progress has been made.

Read on peach parts that on some 124 cars, the front drain tubes shrink
with age and the bottom end pulls back into the A pillar.

I also researched the wagon roof luggage rack, and each of the side 
rails
have long rubber seals under them.  If that is the source of the 
leak, I'm

not looking forward to removing the headline to pull those rails and
replace the rubber seals.
-
Max
Charleston SC


For years, the 81 240D leaked on your foot if driving in the rain, but 
there was no problem to be found.  I kept it under roof to prevent 
rusting, and we had it out of service for 10 years or so. Eventually 
the windshield gasket disintegrated, and had to be replaced.  
Fortunately there was no serious rust in the windshield frame.  After 
the new glass and gasket, no leaks!  I'm driving it daily now and 
enjoying it.


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Where did you get the replacement gasket for the windshield?

RB

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Re: [MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes



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Where did you get the replacement gasket for the 123 windshield?

RB


Cheep chinee crap  URO from fleabay.  When I looked at the cost of 
the MB gasket and high probability it is made by URO anyway, I 
decided to get one more directly from the source, rather than paying 
3-4 times as much for one with an MB part number sticker on it.


It is not a pretty car.  It is rusty, and I patched extensively on it 
3 yrs ago.  Mostly underneath the floor mats and under the car.  Then 
applied the POR 15 and undercoat.  The paint is dead, so I have 2 
candidates for Curt to apply a roller paint job, if I could only get 
him here to do it.


If I could get someone to fire me so I have some time, I'd like to 
try the roller paint job.  Things go in cycles.  around 1999 - 2002 
it was roofs.  I put on 4 garage roofs and 2 house roofs.  Now it is 
painting.  2 cars (or 3 or 4 if time and money permitted) and a 
tractor all need paint.  I always have to do the paint prep but my 
dad painted the tractors and equipment.  I don't even own a paint 
sprayer, other than for latex house paint.  (airless)


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