The previous owner of my recently bought 2003 Disco 2 had the sunroofs resealed – but after taking it through a car wash for the first time, I noticed water getting in just to the left of the front interior light. I asked a Land Rover specialist garage to investigate – they resealed around the sunroofs and also along the top of the windscreen on the inside as a precaution.
And guess what? Yes, it still leaks.
The sunroof drainage pipes are clear, so what else do you think it could it be? The Land Rover is in absolutely mint condition apart from this – which makes it even more annoying.
Bruce Thompson, Coventry, West Midlands
It is unlikely that two garages have failed to seal the sunroof properly, so you have to assume the fault lies elsewhere. It’s not uncommon for the tubes on the sunroof assembly to crack (or even break) where the drain tubes attach, so it may be worth checking these.
The only sure way to see where the water is coming in is to drop the front of the headlining – you don’t have to remove it completely – and have a helper liberally spray the roof with a hosepipe while you sit in the car and see where the leak is. Once you’ve identified this, you’ll be able to repair accordingly.
This workshop advice appeared in the December 2015 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.