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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 12-28-2003, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dammit, there is water (not coolant) on my front passenger side carpet. The water is leaking in from behind the center console up near the firewall. Where the hell is it getting in from though??? Is it from the vents below the windshield?? ghead
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On e21 it can be the sealant on the A/C lines.
The lines are sealed with a hardening putty.


Also on the e21 and e30 the usual suspect , for water in pax side, is the windshield seal.

If it is the windshield seal it fills the glovebox and on the ECU equipt cars it can burn the computer up.

If it is leaking on ECU, wrap the ecu in plastic until corrected.

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I can't tell if it's leaking from the windshield or from the drain below the windshield. There is no water in the glove compartment. It's dripping from the seal of some plastic housing behind the glove compartment.

If you look up in the corner of the passenger area, there is a 2 piece black housing held together with like 3 screws and water is inside it. It drips between where the 2 pieces meet.
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found this: http://e30.bmwdiy.info/passenger-water-leak/

The drain tube was plugged 100%. Hopefully that was my problem.
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