DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by colin6377 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Thanks for the reply Pongo. I would point out that my car is an RSport & as such has side skirts similar to if not identical to those on the "S" which you have . This problem was very quickly identiified by myself which prompted my attempts to negate or at least reduce the ingress of the debris within the aforementioned areas . If you can live with it , fair enough but for myself it was an ongoing aggrivation which had to be addressed ! Unfortunately Jaguar I believe have still to address the problem at source ! Will they do so at some point in the future , who knows ? BEANCOUNTERS rule I"m afraid . Meanwhile enjoy your otherwise BRILLIANT car in all other respects ! :D :D :D Colin.


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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by Pongo » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:53 pm

….well it would be brilliant were it not for the:

- constant fast tickety ticking engine noise (especially noticeable on overrun). Although this is entirely normal according to Jaguar
- groaning / creaking rear nearside corner in any circumstance where the body shell is twisting (even at a crawl)
- rattle over small bumps (same rear corner)

…..all of which are driving me insane :evil:
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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by colin6377 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Sorryyyyyy don*t have any of these niggles :shock: Colin.


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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by Vespa » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:34 am

Pongo the ticking noise has been well reported and JLR have issued a fix. It is the engine earth strap. Regarding the creaking, I think this has also been addressed by JLR.
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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by colonie » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:47 pm

pauljobr wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:11 am
Colonie, nice job in fitting the seals, but I can't see a slot cut in the bottom seal for the drain holes in the door. If you haven't done so you might want to just make a small hole under each drain hole so any water that comes out of the door drains straight down rather then onto the adhesive part of the seal.
Admittedly depending where you are it may not be a lot of water but if the holes are in the doors it might well be worth adding them into the bottom seal also.
Oh thank you for the advice. I‘ve done this right away.


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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by bartleph » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:20 pm

I've just fitted a 'B' profile seal round my doors. I'll post back on how effective it is on keeping the door shuts free from dirt and dust.
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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by mrb » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm

Just looked at my rear doors and amazed at dirt there ! (unlike previous XF). Ordered P strip. Thanks for the idea.
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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by BRC » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:03 pm

Pongo wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:53 pm
….well it would be brilliant were it not for the:

- constant fast tickety ticking engine noise (especially noticeable on overrun). Although this is entirely normal according to Jaguar
- groaning / creaking rear nearside corner in any circumstance where the body shell is twisting (even at a crawl)
- rattle over small bumps (same rear corner)

…..all of which are driving me insane :evil:
Dave, might be worth lubricating the door rubber seals using WD PTFE loaded lubricant. This cured a creak I had repeatedly and typically as I pulled in/out of my drive. Didn't expect it to resolve the problem but it did. Simply spray the lubricant onto a cloth and then run it around the rubber door seals. The carrier spray soon dries but it leaves a trace of Poly Tri Flouro Ethylene of PTFE to you and me.
As for the rear rattle then check the C pillar trim and in particular where it contacts the rear window. To test if this is the problem wedge a piece of cardboard between the glass and trim. You'll soon know if this was/is the cause.
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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by Nevyn » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:31 pm

mrb wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Just looked at my rear doors and amazed at dirt there ! (unlike previous XF). Ordered P strip. Thanks for the idea.
I fitted the P strip back on page 10. Almost 2 years later and they're still working and still stuck fast.

Aside: The new face-lift XE still lacks the outer seals. They haven't learned, or the bean counters still said no...
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Re: DIRT INGRESS @ REAR DOORS AROUND ARCHES

Post by Repairman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:42 pm

as you may have read, I have jumped to XF, and cannot believe the difference in sealing of doors, even the leading edge of front doors has a seal, you cannot tell me this was easily doable on the XE for very little extra cost
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