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Old 11-02-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Water leak at 'A' pillar

I have a water leak that drips from the top of the 'A' pillar on the passenger side. I have Krytox'd the sun roof seals twice in the last 2 months but the leak still persists. As it forecast to rain heavily last night I left a towel on the seat to protect the seat, the towel was damp this morning.

When I opened the roof, full opening not just the sun roof, to try and establish just where the water is getting in a fair amount came out of what I assume is a drainage pipe that locates in the top of the 'A' pillar.

The nozzle at the end of the roof strut was quite dry in terms of oiling. I have now given them both a good dose of Krytox oil.

What bothers me is why hadn't the water drained down the 'A' pillar anyway. Is there an issue with the drainage in the 'A' pillar, can this get blocked on occasions, seems unlikely as it is only pure water that passes down the drainage system.

How can I check this or even better if it is blocked, how can I clear it if it is the problem ??
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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This problem has been covered extensively on this forum and the rectification has been described in detail with photographs - I am travelling interstate at the moment and do not have the opportunity to find the relevant posts however I suggest you use the SEARCH facility on the forum with "water leaks" as the key words and you will find the solution.
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This should help http://www.vweosclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2138
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Thanks MrT .
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the link. I did look at that but it all looked a little alien to me, I couldn't see any that resembled the tube shown.

You will have to bear with me on this as I am not at all mechanically minded. However I have just looked again and there doesn't appear to an easy way of accessing the end of anything within the 'A' pillar.

My impression is that it would appear to be a blockage rather than something that has come adrift and subsequently leaking.

I assume this wouldn't be an expensive repair by a VW dealer albeit an inconvenience.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Rained heavily last night, again !, and no leaks !! .

Not going to get too exited though as it is only the one night.

Rain forecast for to-morrow so we will see if I have cracked it or not.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #8
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I've got the same problem on my 57 plate EOS. Only happens during really wet weather and almost always just on the passenger side. Only thing is that I'm having a similar problem to A.J. getting access to the drain tube that appear to be the perpetrator - I've seen the link above so know how to fix it when I get in there but does anyone have any guidance to get access to it?
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Posted the above message to quickly, just found this:

http://www.vweosclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7602

Lets see how I get on...
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