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Thread: water leaking after wash

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    water leaking after wash

    Hello all,

    I pulled the z8 out a few weekend ago to give it a bath. During the drying process I noticed water had leaked onto the inner door sills so I quickly wiped it dry. A few weeks later I went to remove the Hardtop and noticed major water spotting on the passenger seat and in behind the passenger seat... Is the Z8 prone to leaking from washing with the hardtop on?

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    Over the three years I've owned my Z8 the hard top has been on twice and I never noticed any water leak. Similar results with the soft top too. For my own piece of mind I would check the securing bolts on the hard top, especially on the side where the leak was observed. Also check and condition the weatherstripping on the hard top. Hope that helps!
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    This isn't something that's ever been reported before, so no, it is most unusual. I would suspect that maybe either the window was 100% sealed shut, or possibly the seal passenger window top seal is damaged.
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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    Just an occasional drop on the side windows but no leaks.
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    Administrator thegunguy's Avatar
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    Sounds like the rear post wasn't fully engaged on the hardtop.