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Old 06-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It has come to my attention that silicone should be placed in certain ares in the region of the windshield base, to prevent water leakage into the electrics below. Any expert advice as to where to place the silicone? Photos would be great. Thanks.
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I used marine silicone for better strength and then gorilla tape over it as added protection. See attached pics, hope it helps.
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These were taken as I did the work. I went along the windshield further..
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What's the problem here? The windshield wasn't sealed properly at the factory?
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What's the problem here? The windshield wasn't sealed properly at the factory?
Not the windshield the area around the pollen filter housing and the cables and hood release cable that go through the upper firewall . Just need to seal around those areas . Need to remove cowling in order to gain access .
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Is this precaution or a real issue?


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Stefan, it's both. I saw something posted on the Buzz (sometime back) about the possibility of water leaking into the electronics when the car was being washed. So I'm going to do this using high-temp RTV, the same thing I use on the firewall of my airplane.

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If anyone does this while the cowling is off look at the lowest point the water drains down too . At the bottom their is a drain hole in the sheet metal make sure nothing is causing the hole to be plugged up . I've seen leafs and other stuff clog that drain . You can take your garden hose and clean it out . Sorry I don't have any pictures but its pretty easy to spot .
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With all of the "turn the hose clamp this way" and " put the silicon here" its starting to feel like we have $100K kit cars with crappy instructions for the initial build. Thank god for Harleyguy and Lormax!
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With all of the "turn the hose clamp this way" and " put the silicon here" its starting to feel like we have $100K kit cars with crappy instructions for the initial build. Thank god for Harleyguy and Lormax!
i know you're probably joking but...
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