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    Water on the back floor of teh car v8.0

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    While driving to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and their new all-world toffee donut, I reached behind my driver's seat to grab a cd from my case. It's time to listen to some U2 as they are coming to NJ to rock out.

    I grab my case and WTF, it's soaking wet. The driver's side floor has 1/2" water on it. How can this be? I already sealed the door with some 3M goop years ago and it's been fine. We've had massive rain the past few days...WTF?

    Stopping off at Casa Sector III, while in the rain, I proceed to grab the necessary elements to take apart my door and seal it up for the second time. However, something...some force, a hunch, made me pause and meditate. So I did.

    Then I, for some strange reason, as if following the command of my former Jedi Master long gone, my index finger began to palpate the weather stripping...to see if it was clogged. WOW!!! On that driver's side door, my fingers could feel little lumps within the weather stripping, all on the bottom side. I ran to the passenger side and checked...no such feeling at all. WTF? Were aliens in my driver's side weather stripping? Was it filled with amoebas, parameciums? Something, many little somethings were in it and so I grabbed my Captain America action figure, coat hanger and camera.

    Using the coat hanger to push these aliens all the way to the bottom, the middle/lowest drain within the weather stripping, I then used my index fingers to massage these unidentified objects to an opening and get them the **** outta my weather stripping as they were clogging it up!

    It helped to have the weather stripping moist, if it were dry the job would've been very difficult or impossible. This is an FYI.

    The rest is clear to see.

    I suggest anyone who has water on the floors, investigate this. I suggest all of you do at some point. Why? It would seem that whomever made these rubber gaskets for BMW...their cutting machine which punches holes into the gasket (holes which are used to let water fall into from the top and then drain out the bottom) didn't have their vacuum turned, 'ON'; it seems the punched-out-rubber-holes fell into the gasket when it was manufactured...and over time with gravity and water...they fall downward and clog up your drain holes.

    I was able to force all these rubber pieces out of my weather stripping/gasket and the total count was 25 pieces. I then used an anti-bacterial spray to wipe down my carpeting after vacuuming it and toweling it dry.

    I believe...believe my problem should be solved. We'll see.
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    Interesting. I will check this...


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    WOW am i glad i found this post... ive been fighting random water puddles behind my driver seat for a while now... i thought it was the sun roof gutters until i tested them and they drained fine.... now i know what to check... THANKS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ///Manny View Post
    WOW am i glad i found this post... ive been fighting random water puddles behind my driver seat for a while now... i thought it was the sun roof gutters until i tested them and they drained fine.... now i know what to check... THANKS!!!
    Odds are you will need to do v1.0, which is remove interior trim, remove screw under the inner door handle, loosen screws under door trim, remove inner door panel and use the proper weather stripping adhesive to RE-SEAL the inner VAPOR BARRIER.

    My v8.0 is for:

    1). Check this first
    2). Certainly check it if you've done the v1.0 repair and still get leaks.

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    u2 ftw - going the 24th, i'll post pics.

    it is all gumbi's fault anyhow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryb View Post
    u2 ftw - going the 24th, i'll post pics.

    it is all gumbi's fault anyhow..
    Greetings exalted one, kerryb.

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ4kE-KsLC4[/ame]
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    i have heard that GA tics for the 23rd have been dropping on ticketbastard today, 55 clams plus their stupid charges.

    if i see tics dropped for thursday's show, i will pick you up one. my treat for the work you've done on my car. you just have to take the H1V1NJ flu shot before you cross the state line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryb View Post
    i have heard that GA tics for the 23rd have been dropping on ticketbastard today, 55 clams plus their stupid charges.

    if i see tics dropped for thursday's show, i will pick you up one. my treat for the work you've done on my car. you just have to take the H1V1NJ flu shot before you cross the state line.
    Thanks.

    I will give you my War album. Vinyl. That album along with this theme changed my life:

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    Last edited by bimmerfiver; 09-16-2009 at 03:53 PM.
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    i've got more u2 that you can shake a stick at. i have bootlegs better than their cd releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryb View Post
    u2 ftw - going the 24th, i'll post pics.

    it is all gumbi's fault anyhow..
    My drains are free and clear, and I too, will be at the good-ol Giants Stadium Sept 24th watching the Best Rock band of All-Time--U2
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    I saw U2 in 2001 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Marvelous place BTW....

    U2's new stuff sucks IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by razzy530 View Post
    My drains are free and clear, and I too, will be at the good-ol Giants Stadium Sept 24th watching the Best Rock band of All-Time--U2
    Been to the following tours: POP MART Tour(1997), Elevation Tour(2001), Vertigo Tour(2005)
    Unforgettable Fire Tour - once
    Joshua Tree Tour
    Zoo Tv - twice
    Popmart - twice
    Elevation Tour - twice (incredible dynamic as it was just after 9/11/01 and 12K people were crying in MSG).
    Vertigo Tour - once

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    Bike and song:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Gbb2bTWAc[/ame]
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    well the first half of this thread is very helpful. I have water on my rear passenger floor as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerfiver View Post
    Unforgettable Fire Tour - once
    Joshua Tree Tour
    Zoo Tv - twice
    Popmart - twice
    Elevation Tour - twice (incredible dynamic as it was just after 9/11/01 and 12K people were crying in MSG).
    Vertigo Tour - once

    I have 'New Year's Day' enscribed on my bike. Custom bike and paint job. I 'died' on December 27th, 1987 during a knee surgery that took a hard lefthand turn and woke up on New Year's Day feeling dead. Lost 20lbs. and was 1/4th vegetable. That song became my anthem, "I will begin again..." as I listened to it non-stop on my Sony walkman (which had auto-reverse a fancy item in 1987).

    Bike and song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Gbb2bTWAc
    That was LIVE at Slane Castle, Ireland.
    Good story, great taste in music and watches
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    Only thru the wisdom and bravery of Captain America were you able to accomplish this.

    Good job men!


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    Gumbi has teh force in teh pants and is never at fault! BTW U2 -ONE is FTW!

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    .. and teh Force is STRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGG GGGGG in you lol


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    absolutely fascinating. I will be checking my door seals for tumors.

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    bimmerfiver,

    Thanks for the info & I will have to check mine now...

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    Keith,

    Nice detective work.
    Sorry it took so long to tow this into the DIY section, but I just stumbled on it today while looking looking for your comprehensive door realignment thread/post.

    Cheers

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    I have a similar problem.... But no puddling inside the car.
    I didn't notice it when I bought the car.
    My passanger side side skirt has some surface rust on it in the middle.
    If my car sits outside- usually when I'm working, and it happens to rain, when I open the drivers side door or rear door I get a bunch of water coming out at the bottom. Hence the rust on the passanger side skirt.
    I'm assuming I need to replace the seals around the tops of the doors, But I don't know.... Can't find any DIY's on that!

    Any info would be appreciated! Thanks!

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