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Sealing from potential leaks windscreen
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Good morning,

Just been out and checked the van after what seems the first decent rain since I have bought it.

Looking around the windscreen I could see that trim ( the top black rubber that covers around the glass around the screen to the struts roof and above the wipers had a few places that where no overlapping so a small gap could be seen. Particularly on the drivers strut. I have just carefully pushed it over so it appears covered.

Am I being paranoid but is this where water can get in then work it's way to the BSI?

I pulled off the fuse cover under the sterering column and had a look / slipped my hand back as far as I could to feel for water. Nothing found.

Am I looking in the right area?

I am thinking of later today putting some black mastic in places to create a better seal so my mind is at rest before the really bad weather kicks in.

What do you think is it worth doing this or am looking at the wrong area ? This van had its BSI replaced at some point surely they would have sealed the prior leak?

Is there somewhere else is should be checking is free of blockage or sealed?

Thanks a bunch any advice appreciated or photos where to look would be fantastic.

Cheers

Alex
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#2
Have a read of this thread there are pictures of the drain tubes that get blocked if its been parked under trees.
http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=7937
You just need to remove the wiper arms and trim to get at the area. If you open the door you can see the bottom of the wing where they drain out clear the crap and leaves from here to.
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(13-10-2013, 07:50 AM)Tomcat3 Wrote:  Have a read of this thread there are pictures of the drain tubes that get blocked if its been parked under trees.
http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=7937
You just need to remove the wiper arms and trim to get at the area. If you open the door you can see the bottom of the wing where they drain out clear the crap and leaves from here to.

Thank you for replying , I'll have a good look shortly and take some pics.

Great this forum. Appreciate your time spent helping me.
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#4
The other common point of water ingress is the aerial mounting....HTH
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#5
Morning all,

I checked around the screen and seems to be ok , from your helpful advice I took a look under the wipers there is a bit of crud down there ...nothing like nine years worth so it looks to have been cleaned out. But I will do this regularly going forward.

Whilst checking the screen I ran the windscreen washers quite a bit to see where water was flowing. After about 5 to 10 seconds I could see the water dripping from under the lower portion of each wing to the pavement. So it looks to me that is nice and clear. THe water looks to be coming from a sensible planned place on both sides.

Thanks for all your help I appreciate it we have had rain all week on and off and no signs of an issue yet.

I think for my long term piece of mind I may look to protect the BSI unit I think I have identified it and it looks pretty expose from above leaks. Even a plastic sheet deflector of some sort would work.

Cheers
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