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348 window seal question

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Ricambi America, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    #1 Ricambi America, Mar 21, 2004
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    Fellow 348 owners, can anybody confirm the correct fittment of the rubber seal along the lower rear corner of the door? I noticed that originally the rubber was pushed -inside- the body piece, instead of wrapped around the outside. Common sense (which I generally lack), suggests the rubber should be outside, thus diverting any water from the inner door.

    Using some very soft and careful tools, I was able to pull the flange back outside. The below picture shows "after". Is this correct?
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  3. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Sep 18, 2002
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    yes that is correct. This is a very common problem with the 348/355 cars. As the rubber gets older it gets hard and brittle. The windo tends to push the seal inwards instead if the rubber following the window up.
     
  4. 348uk

    348uk Karting

    Feb 1, 2004
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    I had the same problem with mine. I resolved this by spraying the window channels with a lubricant. We have one called WD40 here in the UK, this works fine, not sure if you have that brand in the States.
     

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