Passenger Side Leak

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by Alan Croft, 12 Jan 2020.

  1. Alan Croft

    Alan Croft Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Hi all.

    found my van has developed a leak on the passenger side the floor at the front near the door is a bit wet. Also found an occasion when the little storage hole in the dash had water in it. Am wondering if my roof bars have suddenly developed a leak? They have been fine since fitting. Can’t really think of anything else as the door seals look ok with no nicks etc? Is there anywhere else that it could be leaking from. Reet pain

    ta for any pointers
     
  2. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Got a few pics of the water leaks and spots...

    Will help identify
     
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  3. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey multivan VIP Member T6 Legend

    Sounds like your roof bars fella, it’s probably running down the A pillar into the footwell had the same same problem would never fit roof bars again.
     
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  4. Alan Croft

    Alan Croft Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Difficult as I don’t know where it is leaking from? I put some sealant in the roof bar hole when I fitted them but perhaps not enough the carpet is wet around the inner wheel arch though
     
  5. Alan Croft

    Alan Croft Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I did suspect this was the most likely. Probably best to take it off and stuff some more silicone in before refitting then
     
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  6. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey multivan VIP Member T6 Legend

    I remember seeing this ages ago and thought it was a great idea using the oem washers this would 100% stop them leaking Roof Rail Leak Free Fixing.
     
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  7. DXX

    DXX Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I’m not a great believer in silicone sealant in this application.
    Dowty bonded seals (DBS) might be a better solution, place under the screw / bolt head or / and under a blind nut. These are available in BZP finish or 316 stainless steel.
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  8. GASOIL

    GASOIL New Member

    We use Bonded Seal washers for sealing leaks on junctions between diesel hoses, 10 bar pressure. They are not cheap but always do the trick, would highly recommend.
     
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  9. Davidh

    Davidh New Member

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    Second this, got my van and the roof bars were leaking. Done this and had no issues since
     
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