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Leathers



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green
Door Leak

So I’ve replaced my water shedders in every door, and made sure they are very well sealed by adding additional sealant. This was part of an attack on leaks, which has been fairly successful. However….having just washed my 2008 110 CSW I have discovered small door leaks that look like there coming from behind the door card. Before I get the card off to start chasing can anyone suggest some common faults/solutions?

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Balvaig



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Scotland 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Corris Grey

Have you checked that the door drain holes are clear?

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Leathers



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

Can’t remember if I checked them when I did the water shedders last year, but possibly not….will start there. Thanks!

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Oldowner



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Aintree Green

The door drain holes are substantial on a Puma, unlikely to block.

Seal each side of the outer window seal into the corner and run the sealant up the curve of the door skin slightly, that cures most door leaks

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kaney



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Epsom Green

I changed my door seals on my Puma (now gone) 1st lot was after market ones as they were cheap but found they did not work then after watching Youtube the Britannia guys video but I should have watched before as he demonstrated the proper Land rover part against the one I bought and when I fitted the LR one no leaks just incase you have bought an after market one

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Leathers



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

Useful, thanks guys. What have you used to glue the outside window seals on?

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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

I solved this problem on mine by using some heavy plastic sheet (the stuff used for damp proof membranes in concrete) to make conventional water shedders which direct the water to the drain holes, to supplement the strange LR ones that direct the water inside the vehicle. It has made a massive difference.

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Co1



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Funny you should say that blackwolf as I was looking at them last weekend scratching my head about the fact that they direct it away from the door by then back into the vehicle! Instagram @richmond_custom

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blackwolf



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You do have to wonder why someone would take a door which has some generally excellent drain holes along the bottom, which exit on the outside of the door seal, but then fit an over-engineered water shedder which does a brilliant job of deflecting the water away from the drain holes and down between the inner face of the door and the door card, whence it then exits inside the door seal and onto the floor.

It is hard to explain this without using the word "moron".

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Co1



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Rolling with laughter Instagram @richmond_custom

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markb110



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blackwolf wrote:
You do have to wonder why someone would take a door which has some generally excellent drain holes along the bottom, which exit on the outside of the door seal, but then fit an over-engineered water shedder which does a brilliant job of deflecting the water away from the drain holes and down between the inner face of the door and the door card, whence it then exits inside the door seal and onto the floor.

It is hard to explain this without using the word "moron".


Classic...

Reminds me of the drain holes in the rear crossmember that then gets covered over by the mud flaps on the 90.

Why the original designers never thought to make it with a matching holes we can only assume the bean counters decided that it would not be an issue for the original owner.....

I drilled my own holes

If you have a 90 with mud flaps its worth doing.

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Co1



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Forgot about that. Another classic! Instagram @richmond_custom

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