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Old 08-04-2013, 04:59 PM
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Bought a 88 528e from a co worker. Nice car but dealing with water leaks. I fixed the trunk and tail light leaks with new seals. Also unclogged passenger side sunroof drains. Had to remove the carpet due to water damage. Door jam seals look rough so I am guessing that is where the water is coming from.

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Old 08-05-2013, 09:04 AM
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I am having trouble finding OEM door jam seals. I have a friend that works at o'rielly auto parts and found universal replacement seals for me. Not sure if I would waste the money to find out if they will work or not. Any ideas?
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:17 PM
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DO NOT waste $$ on universal seals. Door jamb seals are not usual contributors to leaks. You took care of the usual suspects! Make sure the plastic film coverings behind your door panels are not ripped or missing - these keep water off the door panels and allow it to drain out the bottom.

See http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=17652.

Find BMW parts numbers here at the links below. Compare pricing at your local dealer, internet dealer sources, blunttech.com, autohausaz.com, pelicanparts.com, etc.
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...id=47228&hg=41
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...id=47228&hg=51
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:54 AM
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Thanks for the reply! Was wondering if anyone cared lol. I think the cause of the water damage was due to a window left open. Talked to the PO and he said he left a window open one night and it had rained really hard that night. So I am guessing that is what it is from. So at the moment I am trying to get the smell out.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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Nevermind it is leaking. I dont know from where yet. I came home for lunch and it just poured. Peaked in the car to check and i see a small puddle passenger front. Ill post a picture soon.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:48 PM
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The best way to determine where the water is entering is to go in the car when it's raining, or have someone use a garden hose on it while you are inside looking for leaks.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:24 PM
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Re: New to BMW

That's what i planned just haven't had time. Plus i live at a apartment complex and the bmw isnt tagged yet so i have to rely on rain lol. But here in FL we get some crazy down pours and today we had one. After it finished i went and looked. Barley anything this time. It was more of water residue than anything and it was small. Ill take it to my father inlaws to use the hose to check soon.

Parts question! What site can i find replacement parts? I need 2 break light sockets, mine were rusty due to the leaking trunk. Tried to clean the tabs but they broke.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:56 PM
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Parts question! What site can i find replacement parts? I need 2 break light sockets, mine were rusty due to the leaking trunk. Tried to clean the tabs but they broke.
Andy (south26) probably has what you need - he frequently parts out E28s.

For new parts, here's a few vendors I've been happy with:
blunttech.com
autohausaz.com
bmaparts.com
ecstuning.com
pelicanparts.com
bavauto.com
parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com is a dealer close to you with decent pricing for those "dealer-only" parts, although blunttech & ecs have expanding their offerings to include many of these.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: New to BMW

Thank you very much! Ill get up with that user as well. Really liking this bmw and i want it looking like my vw jetta eventually.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:18 AM
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I probably have 2 good brake lights sockets I will check. I am currently parting a 84 528e.


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Old 08-14-2013, 05:52 AM
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Deff let me know i should have this on the road in about 2 weeks cant wait to start driving it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:21 PM
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Removed center console. In the process of replacing blower behind radio/climate controls also removing window switches to clean. I seen a DIY bout the switches getting dirty cause poor electricity to roll down and up.





Figure id post these as well. Taken at a show in Navarre, FL (rides and tides 2)



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Old 08-16-2013, 05:01 PM
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So I finally pulled a door panel off to check the plastic. First thing i see is water then torn plastic. Found the issue.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:22 AM
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The door panel plastic isnt the only leak issue.





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Old 08-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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So this is where i think the water is coming from. I probably should replace the hood weather seal.




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Old 08-19-2013, 03:54 PM
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So this is where i think the water is coming from. I probably should replace the hood weather seal.
More likely coming from the corners of your windshield gasket, but anything is possible.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:03 PM
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I may have the answer

Check out azautohaus.com I have found so many parts here that I normaly cant find. They have good pricing and part numbers, that way you can do more detailed searches later. Also have you tried a scrp yard? worst come to worst you can get a different years seals and buy them for less than 10 bucks and see if they fit. If not you should be able to cut them and rresize them if they are to large.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:19 PM
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Check out azautohaus.com I have found so many parts here that I normaly cant find...
It's autohausAZ.com, as mentioned in post #8. Good pricing, and reasonably fast shipping depending on where you're located.
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