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Old 06-21-2012, 04:52 AM
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Rear door vapor barriers (part numbers)

I can not seem to find the p/n for the E39 rear left and right vapor barriers on realoem.com Anyone know those part numbers? Thanks....yes I'm leaking!
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:29 AM
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On realoem.com, look under

Vehicle trim > insulation

Appears that this part differs if the car has the optional rear side airbags.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:01 PM
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Thanks. I am assuming that would be this:

06 SOUND INSULATING DOOR REAR LEFT 1 51488159937 $29.09
06 SOUND INSULATING DOOR REAR RIGHT 1 51488159938 $29.09

I was looking for "vapor barrier" ?? Long story short...dried out my rear floors and re-sealed the original foam "vapor barriers" with new butyl. I used a 15 foot x 5/16" roll from NAPA. My original seal was pretty tacky still except the rear bottom corners, one bottom ft corner and 2 spots on top where the original butyl was rolled flat and came loose. I had enough to go over those spots and along the outside of the existing, original seal that was still in place. about to get another inch of rain in FL today...So, we will see.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:52 AM
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I let the wagon sit out for 2 days....8 inches of rain??....No water leaking from rear doors barriers ! Note: the original butyl in the doors was still tacky and stuck to the new tape. I added extra butyl tape to the outside of the bottom, bottom corners and top of foam barriers. no air bags, It did not take long to do.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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51488159937 and 51488159938 are listed as Sound Insulation in our system. Below are photos of them

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Typically you can get away with doing exactly what you did to the plastic vapor barriers, a little tape goes a long way one them.
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You don't need the VB, you need "Butyl Tape".
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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Just re-seal with silicone adhesive unless it's really ripped
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:35 AM
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Despite the fact that people say Butyl Tape is not perfect (what is perfect in this life anyway?), the beauty of Butyl Tape is that: when one needs to replace the Window Regulator, one simply peels the VB from the Butyl Tape.

The problem with Caulking (whether it is Silicone or "Liquid Nail" from Home Depot) is that: when you peel the VB, the VB may be damaged!
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I see. Thanks ECST.

I't been a few weeks since refreshing the butyl tape under the old 'sound barriers'. it had been pouring rain about an inch a day recently and *NO* leaks whatsoever. So, the reseal worked using lots of tape on the bottom, bottom corners and top. Not that big a job and a must do if leaks start.
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