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Anybody else's kombi leaking in the heavy rain recently?

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by joninmelbourne, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    If you don’t buy KY jelly by the drum full, like Barry must...:eek:

    You can also use trim detailer, for the same slippery result, that treats the rubber at the same time. ;)

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  2. Surfing72

    Surfing72 Well-Known Member

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    Good advice. Bus stop has the rubber for about $65 so I might cut the old one out and see what Im in for regarding rust before replacing the windscreen.
     
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Good chance you will break a laminated pushing it out.
    Getting it back in can also be tricky.
    Worth checking local price for refit.

    Entry for water indicated could be anywhere around windscreen seal, rust, aerial on pillar, windscreen wiper hole.
    Indicator seals can also leak.
    A hit all inside the seams and pillars with lanolin will assist greatly to extend body life.
    Especially for a coastal Kombi.
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    After new front panel I got my first ever leak:(. Was thru wiper hole. Chewing gum gasket;) fixed it.
    Looks like some repairs needed @Surfing72 .
    My lami screen in/out 4 times with a screen chip. Be gentle from the inside.
    Cheers
     
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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Check you seals around the wipers and washer jets - possible these are cactus and could also be .... finding where it is entering will be a challenge ...... you could also be getting some excessive condensation taken the way the heat and humidity has been :rolleyes:

    https://www.thebusstop.com.au/1968–...erior-Electrics-68-79/Wiper-Spindle-seal-pair

    https://www.thebusstop.com.au/1968–...erior-Electrics-68-79/Wiper-Spindle-Caps-Pair

    https://www.thebusstop.com.au/1968–...r-Electrics-68-79/Windscreen-Washer-Jet-68-91 - there is a seal which I thought you could buy separately but removing the washer jet can lead to the retaining tabs breaking off SO best to go with new jets that include the seal ;) - they don't just push in .... you have to twist them once tabs and slots in body are aligned.
     
  6. Surfing72

    Surfing72 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks fellas. I did notice the wiper spindle seals looked suspicious. Bus stop doesn't have em in stock though. I might try replacing seals one at a time from cheapest to most expensive in an attempt to find the problem.
     
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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If TBS doesn't have the spindle seals then try Mick Motors @ Northgate Qld ;) ..... There's 3 VW enthusiast there - Mick, Ross & Graham :D to help you.
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Take the screen out & give some time for the bus to be off the road for what you discover:(
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    My spindle seals were new & leaked for the first time in 40 yrs:mad:. It seems to be the way stiff rubber 'beds'. Different grade of rubber:(. Less flexible. Thus why chewing gum made up the 'flexible part'.
    2 Layers of leak protection with your wipers Dan. Caps & rubbers. then it lands on........There is a horizontal platform under your windscreen that can hold lots of water due to capillary action & only 'roll off' when you take off!! & land on your feet!!
    The under dash of these buses needs to have your head under the dash to sort out the leak;)!

    Cheers
     
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