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Old 11-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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Water drain schematics

Hi everybody,
Please, anybody describe in detail how to find locations of the following in E70:
1. Water Drain holes locations (intake) in the roof (with the sliding/tilt sunroof) ?
2. Water Drain holes locations (drains) uderneath the vehicle ?
3. Drainage path for rain/wash water under cowl at the base of windshield on both sides ?
The question 3. is to figure out why some amount of water always stays undrained for a while after the car being washed.
I collected some very generic information, but it's far from enough to pinpoint at exact location of each place, or answer the 3-rd question
Thank you.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:52 AM
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I too would love to know. I been on the ladder on both sides and I see nothing regarding drain holes. Even got the out the the flashlight.

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Old 10-23-2016, 10:32 AM
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I have never been able to see any of the sunroof ends of the drains.

They are in the sunroof gutters under the front and rear overhangs. In E70 LCI the rear drains are the flapper valves along the rear edge of the roof near the hatch hinges. Gently run a string-trimmer string back to front to see where to peer with a flashlight. The inlets of the front drains are similarly located. I understand that they run down the A-pillars with a joint in the pillar. If you can get a weed-whacker string to run down the drain normal direction, it may reveal the outlet.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:03 PM
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I have never been able to see any of the sunroof ends of the drains.

They are in the sunroof gutters under the front and rear overhangs. In E70 LCI the rear drains are the flapper valves along the rear edge of the roof near the hatch hinges. Gently run a string-trimmer string back to front to see where to peer with a flashlight. The inlets of the front drains are similarly located. I understand that they run down the A-pillars with a joint in the pillar. If you can get a weed-whacker string to run down the drain normal direction, it may reveal the outlet.
I would love the schematics as well.
I get water in my right rear trunk area!
Ridiculous BMW!
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:57 AM
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I too would like to know the paths of front roof drains
I do clean the rear 2 drains in retrograde manner from the end of roof and still searching to locate the front


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Old 02-14-2017, 09:48 AM
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I too would like to know the paths of front roof drains
I do clean the rear 2 drains in retrograde manner from the end of roof and still searching to locate the front


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I typically can only get 8 inches of string retrograde via the rear drain outlets

Are u able to run more in?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:55 PM
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Still waiting


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