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Hello Howard
So pulled dash and interior to view windshield seal. No rust no watersign.
Did find leakage from pedal box on drivers side and evidence of a lesser leak from the platform the battery sits on.
Also when I pulled the back passenger driver side interior door panel noticed evidence of moist swelling/deformation of the (cardboard?) backing panel.
Intend to check all doors now.
Recommend a fix for the engine compartment?
Silicone?
The door panels/door I imagine would be the door/ window seals?
Thank you
David

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Hi David,

I have noticed that problem in all the XJ-6 cars and as best I can tell it is the flat shelf area at the rear corners under the hood (bonnet). My own car leaks in on the floor boards when I park the car outside and it rains but only if I park it so the front of the car is higher then that rear. I tried parking with the rear of the car higher (sloped driveway) then the front and it does not leak then. I have not corrected mine yet but it is obvious the drip rail around the hood is collecting water and that is draining inside the peddle area.

Howard

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Howard M. Fitzcharles III

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Jaguar from the XK 120 to XJ-6 ser. 3 1987

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Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.

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Import Car magazine

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ASE Master Auto with L-1 certification up to 2000

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