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Old 12-14-2012, 03:40 AM
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Mein Auto: 2001 Z3 2.5i
Leaking Z3 top

Originally Posted by cape fear z3 View Post
1997 Z3...

had continuous problems with leaking roof. changed top in summer of '12. still have 2 problems:

1) water collects in trunk, up against the back of the cab, somehow gets down into battery compartment. no visible sign of moisture anywhere on inside of trunk lid, etc. ??
I had the same problem until my top was replaced along with the sealing frame, which I learned from this forum often becomes brittle and cracks over the years, allowing water to enter the trunk. There appear to be some places where the original caulked seals become old and allow water seepage.

Blocked drains are a big PITA, but they will cause leaks as well. My indy garage cleaned them out after my new top was removed and re-installed because of water in my trunk.

If you didn't install the top yourself, your installer should be willing to help solve the problem. Good luck.
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