I had a Spider a few years back (about 4) and am contemplating another. However, the roof leaked in the old one at the point where it met the top of the windscreen. it was bad enough I had to carry towels around everywhere to leave on the leather seat in case it rained.
Question is, is this just one of the things you put up with as the price of being able to admire your reflection in shop windows, or was I just unlucky? If it happens is there a fix?
Sorry if this has been done, but there's >100 pages on this forum and no search facility that I can see.
I have a spider with the leaking roof problem at the piont where the roof meetsthe rubber at the top of the front screen piller, Talked to a main dealerc about it and was told that it's an inherant problem on them ( poorly made roofs that don't fit correctly from the factory.I went away and had a think about it and have resolved it by applying a amount of silicon grease to these areas of the roof joint and its never leaked since. I do have to preiodically put more on to keep the seal good after the roof has been down........
ok i'm interested in this grease idea, it makes sense, mine is in same place as described, when i realised where drip came from i couldn't belive how silly it was, like a bit of rubber creased up causing water to get through. Grease is ace idea, i'm trying it as well, it really is tiny hole creating leak.
I think the trick is to keep it all clean, keep the seals in good nick, grease or other treatment would be a good idea. I grease the locating holes as well and use it often. Also make sure the windows are adjusted properly. Works for me anyway!
emgee (not sure your allowed that avatar name on this site!!) - I'm guessing the search button is the button with 'Search' on it. ..... that'll be it!!!!
Just been thinking about the vasaline being applied to the rubber seals around the roof area, it my cause the rubber to perish !!!!! I used silicon grease so the it doesn't perish the rubber. Just a thought as it'll be a right job it the rubber seals need replacing eventually........
Just been thinking about the vasaline being applied to the rubber seals around the roof area, it my cause the rubber to perish !!!!!
I was thinking the same thing, Vasaline is a petroleum jelly, and doesn't that perish rubber...?? I don't have any leaks yet but if there was some gloop that I could put on the rubber to keep it in good condition I would...