Originally Posted by D88RIII
UPDATE: I was able to take a look in the dry sunshine, and study the situation. Just as suggested, the door gasket had pulled away at the corners.
I went to a junkyard this afternoon and lucked upon a '98 Olds 88, with gray interior like mine. The door gaskets were more supple than mine & 4 years newer, so I scored both of the front doors' for $20. Not bad.
I was going to grab the rubber around the window frame, but saw it was more complex than I thought so I left it alone.
On the next warmer day (whenever that is) I'm gonna pull the old and put on the new. Any suggestions for adhesive, or do I just put them on as is?
You should have said you're a JY guy. I thought you might be very discriminating about the quality of your fixes. Nothing wrong with that, it just doesn't fit into my current plans of money preservation, and still have 3 swell cars for the family.
I see Mike showed with the RTV. It'* the ducttape of Bonneville ownership. On my '96, both back doors were just starting to pull at the corners. RTV did just fine. I'm planning to build a retirement home out of brick and RTV.
While we are talking about RTV.... I forget... does your LSS have a chrome edge (rain gunnel) as part of the roof above your doors? Over time it seperates away a tiny fraction of an inch, and you can get water down your A,B or C column, which of course pools on the floor. RTV on them, too. Just be tidy with the application and it'* unnoticeable. Your water problem might be rain getting in a separation in that seam, streaming down the driver window channel on the A column, and coming out on the driver'* floor.
If you need parts for your engine and ancillary systems, go to RockAuto'* website. Go into their catalog for your year of LSS and select the part. It will bring up their replacements by part manufacturer (often including Delphi/ACDelco). If you click on a part number, it will tell you yr and model of all H-Body which use the same part. That way, when you go to the yard, you have not only LSS'* to pick from, but also LeSabres, Bonnevilles, etc.
My cars look like Bonnevilles, but they are actually 20% LeSabre and LSS.