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Old 07-27-2004, 07:12 PM
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Question Scuttle seal

The seals between the scuttle and the front wings of my 1990 C2 cabrio are beginning to look a bit secondhand - the rubber is bubbling up (I suspect as a result of years of careless waxing by previous owners).

I have bought two new seals from Type 911 for a very reasonable ú2 each - but does anyone know how easy they are to fit? By the looks of things, with each door open, two fixing bolts can be seen on each side which appear to hold the wing to the scuttle. Does anyone know if it is simply a case of slackening these fixings to fit the new seals, or is the operation rather more involved??!

Any help much appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2004, 07:40 PM
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Whats a scuttle? (for the uneducated amongst us like myself)

Are these the small pieces between the front fenders and the bonnet/hood? I need to do mine if so (you too Surf twang!) as they are whitened and worn pretty bad!
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:38 AM
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Is this the seal you mean?
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Old 07-28-2004, 02:54 AM
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love that avatar Howard!!!!

(sorry, OT)
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:19 AM
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Yes - that's the seal I am talking about - but how do you replace it?

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Old 07-28-2004, 10:53 AM
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I want to know also, but needed to clarify it was the same piece!
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:59 AM
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I have a feeling you need to remove the wing/fender to replace it.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:06 AM
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Thanks Andy. I think that was really Jeremy's question. How do you remove the fender or loosen it enough to provide enough access to replace the seal?
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You can get 'special' versions of the seal, that have slots instead of holes for the bolts to go through and aren't as deep.

You (apparently) can just back-off the bolts a bit to fit these, instead of removing them completely. Mind you, I seem to remember someone saying that you still had to break a small weld somewhere...
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Old 07-28-2004, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by John Boggiano
Mind you, I seem to remember someone saying that you still had to break a small weld somewhere...
eewww!
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:08 PM
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I'm not 100% but you may want to read TSB 59001 before detaching the tack-welds.
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:20 PM
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Jason,

Enlighgten us please!! My seals need replacing since they were painted over when the car was resprayed. What does the service bulletin say in reference to the tack welds. I was led to believe that lossening the nuts was all that was necessary if you got the modified seals with the slots rather than holes.

More information please.

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The TSB doesn't apply to MY1993 so I never bothered getting a copy of it (its not in my "Service Information" booklet either) and I don't remember the specifics, sorry.
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Old 07-29-2004, 05:37 PM
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OK, how can I get a look at TSB 59001?
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy G
OK, how can I get a look at TSB 59001?
Find someone with a subscription to AllDataDIY or find someone with Service Information Technical Bulletins books prior to book K.
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