don't have a huge choice in seattle, lol.Targa leaking really suck but you guys drive yours in the rain? Yikes!
I have just performed the repair and want to share the pictures. Pretty much followed the initial directions in the post, and it seems to have worked. My hypothesis is that the seals degrade/melt/fall apart over time and the holes to the plastic drain tube become obstructed. Then, the water has no where to go but up and over the gasket, back down the gasket, and into the car. The pictures will tell all. I am going to get a new gasket to be safe, but I think the problem is fixed for now. Water drains down the tube and not into the car. Whoever wants to claim responsibility for the post (Sean, blksupra, whoever) I can email them to you if you like. Thanks...Tony
The pics likely need to be hosted elsewhere. We are going to try the fix today and I was hoping for some pics. If you send to me, I will host and update in the thread, or send you the online link to use for 'em... [email protected]OK, I might be doing something wrong, but the forum won't let me upload any pictures. I tried to sort it out by compressing the pictures and using the test area, but no joy. If a moderator chimes in and help outs, I'll get the pictures posted. Otherwise, please feel free to PM me and I will get the pics to you directly. Thanks! Tony
???It seems as if someone with a vested interest shut the original poster up ... so definitely post pictures and the info.
Just remember that a new seal doesnt cure the leaks...in fact, sometimes causes a worse leak if the details in this write-up arent addressed (and mainly when they aren't positioned JUST RIGHT). Get a new one since you need it, just make sure to add adhesive per this thread because I doubt the new seals have any more adhesive on them than they get from the assembly line. Considering it's a hole in the roof (targa), it's a great design...just need to perfect the fitment and adhesive issues. Unfortunately, we can't just slap on a new seal and think it's all done right then and there.Found the same results as vtony water was leaking onto the seat and i took the car apart to preform the writeup/diagnose the problem. The seal has collapsed on the passenger side. While i removing the bolts securing the seal i found that plate was starting to break down within the gasket also causing debris to also tear a small hole within the seal. The writeup did however slow the leak on the passenger side and fixed the drivers side. Worth a shot but at least i found i do need a new seal and will be heading to the dealer.