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      11-14-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Water on drivers side front

Whenever it rains I get a little bit of water at the bottom of the "foot rest". I have checked the sunroof drain and it is connected (the only section I know to check is up in the headliner). Can anyone please help!!!
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Subscribed. Mine's done this for years... I started with pulling down the headliner, checked all the sunroof-ish stuff, no change.

I have gone into a car wash and poked around, the only lead I have is the water seems to trickle in from underneath the forward corner of the drivers door, most likely down from the a-pillar edge. I don't see anything obviously funky with the various seal overlaps, but clearly something's not right.

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Subscribed. Mine's done this for years... I started with pulling down the headliner, checked all the sunroof-ish stuff, no change.

I have gone into a car wash and poked around, the only lead I have is the water seems to trickle in from underneath the forward corner of the drivers door, most likely down from the a-pillar edge. I don't see anything obviously funky with the various seal overlaps, but clearly something's not right.

For your issue:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=10

Exact same leak you are showing in your pic. Check your vapor barrier. It is probably unsealed in spots.

NOTE: I also tried heating up the existing glue on the door to no avail... leaked again so the only real solution for me was the silicone.
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For your issue:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=10

Exact same leak you are showing in your pic. Check your vapor barrier. It is probably unsealed in spots.

NOTE: I also tried heating up the existing glue on the door to no avail... leaked again so the only real solution for me was the silicone.
+1 thats what i had to do in my e39 also (silicone) fixed all the leaks. My e90 is good so far.
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Whenever it rains I get a little bit of water at the bottom of the "foot rest". I have checked the sunroof drain and it is connected (the only section I know to check is up in the headliner). Can anyone please help!!!

Your leak sounds like the classic "cowl shield" not being seated or something with the entire set of shields on the lower portion of the windshield and under hood area where the climate control intake is will probably be out of sorts.

several threads on that too:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411641

EDIT: Found a tube link with the issue I suspect you have for your leak:

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Your leak sounds like the classic "cowl shield" not being seated or something with the entire set of shields on the lower portion of the windshield and under hood area where the climate control intake is will probably be out of sorts.

several threads on that too:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411641

EDIT: Found a tube link with the issue I suspect you have for your leak:

Thank you. This is the first I've seen or heard of this. I will definitely look into it
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Haha time to replace that sticky icky in the door seal
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