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Old 04-08-2013, 03:42 AM   #1
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #7
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Hey Jake -

I definitely need to do mine, too. Thanks for the video. I had mine in the driveway for a couple of weeks without driving it. I usually keep it in the garage. When I opened the door to move it back to the garage, I noticed that there was standing water in the floor of the passengers side. The drivers side was fine. I'm trying to figure out where it came from without doing actual water tests. There doesn't appear to be any signs of water or damage to the dash or the door. My cowling is shot... does it actually provide protection from water or is it just cosmetic?

The other "facts" about my scenario... One of the sprinkler heads was just below my car on that side. So, it was probably spraying UP onto the passengers side door. Possibly got in that way, ran down the inside of the door, and out onto the floor. I haven't opened up the door panel, yet.

Just curious.

Also... I'm getting some cracking and flaking at the top of my windshield seal. Does anyone know if replacing this seal is doable by myself or do I need a glass place to replace it?

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