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Re: [T3] Windshield (and Seal) Replacement

On 11 Oct 2005 at 14:23, Doug Brashear wrote:

> However, all the rain we've had recently has brought a
> new problem to the forefront: my windshield seal
> leaks...a lot.
> I know the usual culprits of water inside the car are
> clogged air box drain tubes. However, I'm pretty
> certain that it's the windshield seal leaking (also,
> my windshield is fogged around the lower corners,
> indicating that at least some moisture has infiltrated
> the seal). 

If you're really seeing large amounts of water, especially if you see it 
dripping down from under the dash, then it is almost certainly the water drain 
tubes. Actual windshield leaks will usually show up mysteriously as small 
amounts of water coming out the heater vents by your feet, or sometimes as 
small amounts of water appearing inside the lower corners of the glass and 
dripping down into the defroster vents.

I'm afraid that the fogged edges are something that almost all of these have by 

> I called Safelite today as they replaced the seal on
> my old 69 Square; however, the woman there told me
> that this windshield is NLA. Has anyone had a
> windshield replaced by Safelite in the recent past?

I would expect the glass to be easier to find than the gasket. I think the 
after market part # was FCW-12? (Foreign Car Windshield-probably 126.) 

I probably have a used OE stock gasket here in reasonable, but not great, 

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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