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I have a 1996 Z3 - but with a rain water leak in the hood...seems

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I have a 1996 Z3 - but with a rain water leak in the hood...seems to be due to a deteriorated seal between the hood rear mounting frame and the body. I am trying to source a replacement seal - needs to be about 2.5 metres long - about 10 to 15mm wide & maybe 6 mm deep. I have sourced some closed cell weather seal...BMW do not seem to provide a replacement part

can you advise further?

thnks

Peter
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.
what is the last 7 digits of the vin and are you referring to the seal around he engine compartment, or the convertible top cover or the trunk/boot?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am referring to the convertible top cover or the trunk/boot?


 


VIN digits are LD82107 - water entering boot from beneath rear of hood


 


Peter


 


 

Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

is it part 11 in this image you are referring to. bmw calls this part HOOD COMPARTMENT GASKET

 

Parts diagram

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes - this is correct - part 10 or 11.....

Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.
I will post the part number shortly
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

BMW does sell these parts

 

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I would strongly recommend you purchase them from your local main dealer to ensure you get the best seal. weather stripping is not going to give a great seal

 

#11 is HOOD COMPARTMENT GASKET with part number 51718397931

#10 is the SEALING FRAME with part number 51718398104

 

you should only need #11

 

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