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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:45 AM   #21
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You probably want to pull the interior to dry it properly. That will speed it up as well. Overall...after doing it once..it only takes about 35 min to yank an entire interior.
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Oh, Unhappy news to report.
It rained a bit last night, and Lake Bonnie has filled up big time.
There is more water under the front seats now, and the underpad beneath the back seat is showing signs of moisture.
The underpad is ruined. I will cut it from behind the front seats and replace with new.

Is anyone interested in a pics? A step by step process? Most of what I'll be into should have been covered in other threads, namely Don'*, but let me know, and I will post them in case others run into this problem.

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First off...this forum always wants pictures.... ALWAYS. Since we can't see and only rely on descriptions or pictures..... 1 pic can = 1,000,000,000 words, questions and pm'*.

Second. Pull the interior out. The pad isn't one pad for the whole floor.
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Shall I? Sure...why not?



You may have seen that before. We like pictures so much, there'* even a special graphic for it.

i agree with Bill. The more you can convey with pictures, the better. It also helps with the understand of the process, and parts descriptions.
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Alrighty!
Per popular demand, be sure to stay tuned for episodes of Water Water Everywhere coming soon to Bonnevilleclub.com
I feel the need to give something to this website in case it can help someone else, because this site has given me so much.

Likely Sunday the process shall begin. I think I'll yank the headliner while I'm at it and take a gander at the sunroof drain tubes.

Stay tuned!
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Hi folks,
A couple of new developments happened earlier today:
I dumped some water into my sunroof drains. The fronts are draining fine, the rears are pouring down the rear interior trim panel, riding along the channel, then emptying onto the floor. Hmm. Either plugged, or disconnected I presume.
Rained pretty steady last night, and most of today. I am sad to report I have a full blown pond in the car. Yes, I can hear it sloshing when I drive. The carpet is now completely soaked, and the underpad will be completely replaced.
The problem is two-fold: Definitely the sunroof drains, and the weather stripping.
Managed to get to a scrap yard today, where a black SSE was kind enough to provide some extra stripping.
My wife and I were very busy today, getting our house in order for an open house tomorrow, as it'* on the market. I didn't get to spend much time on the car just yet.

Tomorrow (Sunday) I'll be into it full force.
After discovering all of this water, and thinking about what a pain this will be to fix, the thought crossed my mind to drive the car into the Welland Canal, until I drove it up the road, punched the throttle, watched the Boost Gauge jump, and it threw me back into the seat.
It'll be well worth the effort!
Stay tuned, pics will be coming when I dive into this further.

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Thanks for the update. We'll look forward to seeing your progress.
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Until you get the drains unplugged/repaired, back your car into a driveway so the runoff will use only the front drains.
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Until you get the drains unplugged/repaired, back your car into a driveway so the runoff will use only the front drains.
How do you know that his driveway is sloped in that direction?

On topic..glad to see you are considering the roof now. it'* burned others before.
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Of course, my '94 SSE has the same problem with the incredibly shrinking weatherstripping. It'* not as bad as Canadian Adam'*, though. It'* only on the front passenger door, back top corner where it'* pulling away. Previous/original owner used black silicone caulk to fill the gap, but it'* bigger now. But for some reason, even though I have this issue, the outer weather/wind strip on the door keeps most water out, so I only get leaks from high powered spray washes, so I don't have wet carpet. My trunk is another story.

But I learned here that we can pull out the stripping and redo it from top to bottom leaving a gap to be filled with replacement material. I also didn't know that the black foam and the interior trim piece were one unit. I'd assumed the interior trim strip was shrinking which held the foam causing it to pull away. I didn't know they were that integrated.

You learn something every day. I also learned that Pontiac should have bought the "pre-shrunk" weatherstripping before installing them in our cars.
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