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Old 12-21-2019, 12:48 PM
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Water leak inside the hood, normal ?

Hi Guys

I've noticed after a hard rain, that water finds it's way inside the hood behind the passenger side e-box (please see attachment with the arrow).
I've tried pouring some water on the windshield, and water clearly finds it's way behind the rubber gasket at the top of the windshield cowl (does not run over the rubber edge), and leaks down behind the e-box as it collects on the cowl. Most of the water drains a long with the hood channel though, which is the correct way according to the info here at the forums.
This just doesn't look right to me, as the driver side is perfectly fine, and doesn't seem to have this.
I'm just afraid of getting water inside the cabin due to this, specifically passenger footwell, that's why I'm curious.

Is this normal, as I've checked the cowl and the rubber piece on top along with everything else, all looks good and clean ?

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Old 12-21-2019, 12:51 PM
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That plastic piece to the right of the arrow doesn't look right at all. E70 X5 occasionally suffer expensive damage in that area from water dripping on injector #5 and #6.
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That plastic piece to the right of the arrow doesn't look right at all. E70 X5 occasionally suffer expensive damage in that area from water dripping on injector #5 and #6.
Thanks for the reply Doug.
That piece on the right side, is actually a part of the rubber seal attached to the windshield cowl. It seems to be a normal part of the seal.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:22 PM
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Hi Doug, by zooming in on your photo, it looks to me that the seal attached to the lower windscreen cowl isnít in the best condition. If you look at the part near the end of your wiper blade, it looks to be worn and lifting away slightly which could be where the water is getting in. Itís an easy enough job to change the lower cowl, i hade to replace mine a few years ago because the seal was degraded (new cowl comes with seal attached) although you will need to remove one of your wipers.
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