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10-24-2005 06:27 PM #1
rear sunroof drain tube cleaning
After finding the rear passenger floor soaked with water.......
(so thaaaaaaats what that smell was)
I Just cleaned my Sunroof drain tubes at lunch today....here is what I did.
Remove outside vent strip on C-pillar (not on the inside, like I started to do). On the outside of the car, remove the "vent pieces" on the C-pillar. My 1985 535 "vent valences" came off nicely, after I squirted a little warm water in there & wiggeled/rocked the metal vent strip back & forth about 20 times, Just start working on one end gently lifting & wiggling as you pull. I got lucky & none of the plastice tabs broke off. At the very top of the vent, you can barely see the end on the plastic sunroof drain tube, & its bent slightly in towards the car.
Using a weed whacker string, I made sure the cut end edges were sanded a little. Reem it all the way up to clear things out. A nice little trickle of water came out my right side tube. Thats it, your finished. (Just in time before whats left of Wilma hits us Eastern PA folks.)
Do the other side & the fronts. Vacuum debris out of the entire sunroof area.
Lafayette Hill PA
10-24-2005 10:08 PM #2
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10-25-2005 02:29 PM #6
Re: how does one find the rocker drains
they are a series of holes running along the under sides of the rocke panels, The front ones collect the most dirt and that is where the sun roof drains empty . Go look, it will be fairly obvious 86 528e swarz SO special
86 528e mostly burgundrot (grape)
88 528e lach silber (bormann6)
10-25-2005 02:38 PM #7
10-25-2005 02:47 PM #8
We have used weed eater line......
....use a stiffer grade weed eater line. Thread them through the drain holes from the top of the car. Use the line similar to how a plumber would use a household drain snake. After you get the line in, jiggle it and spin it to break up any blockages.
10-25-2005 06:26 PM #9
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