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I had tried to clear the drains a couple of times but the amount of water passing through the seal was still overwhelming the rain gutter inside the roof - and causing water to flood down the a pillar (now I need to remove that and Reglue the fabric ) . Anyway , I decided to “lube” the rubber seal around the glass roof with “gummi pflege” some German product you can buy on amazon .... now in this latest storm - looks like i’m Dry ! Hopefully that lasts a while.
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Ahh, the sunroof.  Adding my RRC's solid top was one of my best decisions as it always had issues.  

 

Congrats on the success!  May it stay.


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Amazingly my LR3 sunroof hasn't leaked on me.  Yet.  It currently has some other major issues, like a wheel bearing that's seized, but a water leak isn't one of them.

 

Glad you're high and dry!


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I went through this two years ago and had the tubes replaced with "2016 LR4 drainage tubes"... supposedly they are better the dealer tells me.  It was done under warranty but still...  :mellow:


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I think it's weird that after all the years cars (even non-Land Rovers) have had sunroofs, we're still plagued with a deficient drainage design that allows water to enter the vehicle when it fails...  :blink:  :rolleyes:  maybe tubes and tiny holes for runoff aren't the answer...


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More weird is why cars are made with them.

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More weird is why cars are made with them.

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Whoa. No. Sunroofs are awesome and every car should have them. 

 

Land Rover is the only company I've seen that seems to have such consistent problems with drainage on them. 


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I was about to say, do you not live in NorCal in the spring or summer? Having a sunroof is inferior only to a convertible...

Now a Land Rover in the middle of Wales or Scotland with a sunroof, I agree, what’s the point? But here in California it’s a good thing.

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I was about to say, do you not live in NorCal in the spring or summer? Having a sunroof is inferior only to a convertible...

Now a Land Rover in the middle of Wales or Scotland with a sunroof, I agree, what’s the point? But here in California it’s a good thing.

Both of which, IMO, are inferior to a proper targa top. I'm not huge on convertibles since they have so much shake and noise all the time, but Brittany loves them and has had a few. 

My first car was a Supra with a targa top and I LOVED that. Silent and rigid like a hardtop at speed, and all the fun of a convertible in the sun. And, you could use it with the top off in colder weather since the interior is a bit more sheltered. Miss that car. :(


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Baaa..... I don't go for convertibles either.  Can't take them to the track unless you install a roll bar that's taller than your helmet, which means the convertible won't actually be able to be put up.  

 

If you want wind in your face use 2 wheels.  Otherwise I'll take a full tin top thankyouverymuch.

 

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Baaa..... I don't go for convertibles either.  Can't take them to the track unless you install a roll bar that's taller than your helmet, which means the convertible won't actually be able to be put up.  

 

If you want wind in your face use 2 wheels.  Otherwise I'll take a full tin top thankyouverymuch.

 

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Depends. Many tracks will allow BMWs with the active roll bars. Of course, I've also heard of people being exuberant enough at said track days to deploy the roll bar system through the rear window....oops.  But yeah, I'm not big on them.


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I didn't know that.  When I was with the Alfa or Porsche clubs it was bar 2" (?) over your helmet.  When I was with the BMW club I never looked into it so I don't know their policy.  

 

For a while I did have a Spider with a bar that fit under the roof, but I never tracked it.  It was an autocross car, so they didn't require a bar at all.


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