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I've given in to the idea that I'll be needing a specialist to fix my roof problems. Does anyone know of a suitable garage or individual, ideally in the South West of England?

I'm aware of Caymen Autos in Surrey, but that's about it - and they are a LOONNNGGG way away from here in Exeter! Much searching of t'interweb has yielded no other options....

Any recommendations much appreciated.
 

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Cayman are good at what they do, my roof has been perfect since they renovated the seals. Perhaps you could book the car in and take a few days break in Brighton or elsewhere on the coast. Dorking itself is a pleasant enough town also.

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I cann't help with contacts, but I can tell you where to find information about the roofs. You can repair the roof yourself if you have the necessary tools for workers. A specialist will do the job faster, but his work is expensive. I love DIY things. You might also like it if you try. There are many tips, instructions and useful information on the Internet.
 

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I cann't help with contacts, but I can tell you where to find information about the roofs. You can repair the roof yourself if you have the necessary tools for workers. A specialist will do the job faster, but his work is expensive. I love DIY things. You might also like it if you try. There are many tips, instructions and useful information on the Internet.
lol, Love it. Sure his Eos will look good with a felt roof. :D
 

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lol, Love it. Sure his Eos will look good with a felt roof. :D
Why not go real retro and have it covered in vinyl like the the cars of the 70,s lol.

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I had one on a Mk3 Cortina 2000E and the local cats tore hell out of it!:eek:
 

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Of course, you could always go green and turf it with astro-turf. There's a newish fiat 500 running around Bournemouth with astro-turf all over, looks really cute.


While here, My roof has just developed a problem:mad:


The left side (passenger in UK) has a definite drip when raining now. see piccie.


Anyone know from where it is likely to originate?
passengers_side_drip.jpg


Maybe I should start a new thread though.....
 

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That is the classic 'A' Pillar EOS leak everybody seems to get after a while. :( Fairly easy to fix if you follow the recommends here using some silicone hose and couplers - don't go to a Stealer, their 'same as before bad design replacement' and 'cost you money' labor charge won't last the life of the car! Do both sides and never get it again. :)

Search A pillar leak, there's a write up from me. Don't mess with sticky tape and glue as was once suggested. :(Short silicone hose, hose coupler and hose clips is a better design and pro. job. :) Get the bits off Fleabay and have a local independent do it if you don't want to DIY.

You could also check your sunroof drains are not blocked? :confused:
 

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That is the classic 'A' Pillar EOS leak everybody seems to get after a while. :( Fairly easy to fix if you follow the recommends here using some silicone hose and couplers - don't go to a Stealer, their 'same as before bad design replacement' and 'cost you money' labor charge won't last the life of the car! Do both sides and never get it again. :)

Search A pillar leak, there's a write up from me. Don't mess with sticky tape and glue as was once suggested. :(Short silicone hose, hose coupler and hose clips is a better design and pro. job. :) Get the bits off Fleabay and have a local independent do it if you don't want to DIY.

You could also check your sunroof drains are not blocked? :confused:

Thanks Vox, I suspected as much. I can't seem to find your original silicon hose fix thread, it seems to have got lost among all the other threads on leaks. Can you point me to that particular one please? There is a great how-to on accessing from anancello in 2013 here:

https://www.vweosclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7602&highlight=pillar+leak


But I can't find yours. BTW did you ever do anything with those tube inserts from the New Milton guy?

Thanks mate, Tony
 

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Thanks Silvershadow,

There is such a myriad of posts/threads on this subject maybe the admins could think about a separate how-tos forum heading instead of trying to use the search which (for me anyway) seems to bring up loads of unrelated posts. Just a thought, maybe under the DIY section.
I thought a roof topic would be a good idea, seemed I was the only one. :(
 

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Thanks Silvershadow,

There is such a myriad of posts/threads on this subject maybe the admins could think about a separate how-tos forum heading instead of trying to use the search which (for me anyway) seems to bring up loads of unrelated posts. Just a thought, maybe under the DIY section.

This is one for the Administrator - I do not have access to the forum structure only the threads and posts for moderation. I have sent a message to the Administrator.

As a matter of interest, I found the post for Tony using the forum Search facility using the combined mode where I searched using "A pillar" as the key word and "Voxmagna" as the user name on a single enquiry. This gave a short list of posts by Vox which I looked through and found the post Tony was looking for.
 

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Thanks for looking into this because I know it has been asked for before as well as a diagnostics section?

A specific roof section as a 'one stop shop' is long overdue and would be a good repository for many useful historic contributions already in the Technical section, which is where EOS roof should be.

There is always a risk that forum management may change over time and I've already had a situation where a wealth of past knowledge and contributions to a forum was moved to 'Archive'. Nothing wrong with that if the archive can still be easily searched. Adding an EOS roof section now, will make finding information easier if sections are archived in the future.

Regular post contributors don't want to waste time repeating information and anything making it easier for members to find specific content would be welcome.
 

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This is one for the Administrator - I do not have access to the forum structure only the threads and posts for moderation. I have sent a message to the Administrator.

As a matter of interest, I found the post for Tony using the forum Search facility using the combined mode where I searched using "A pillar" as the key word and "Voxmagna" as the user name on a single enquiry. This gave a short list of posts by Vox which I looked through and found the post Tony was looking for.

Thanks for this,

I have long thought this was a strange oversight it's really a missing piece of the forum puzzle. For many who are not too computer literate, the idea of a combined search (which I should have used if I had thought about it more) would be way past their expertise level; it just didn't occur to me in a forum context.


I personally think the best way would be a totally separate forum heading for ho-tos. Underneath that could come roof, interior, exterior etc.
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Tony & Voxmagna,

I have had a response from our Administrator which suggests this additional feature may be possible.

I have responded with my suggestions which would facilitate searching a DIY Topic.

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I remember some time back if we could have an ICE section and our wish was granted, so fingers crossed the admin may do it again.

Mick


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