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So last weekend I set about fitting new door seals, got both doors off and the old perished seals off, got the new ones fitted doors back on and then could i shut them, jeez it was like id fitted solid steel seals. I had to put all of my weight and more into it. Now concerned that opening the doors this weekend to do nlre work means I'll be struggling to shut them again. 

 

Any tricks to soften the rubber up... 

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Silicone spray. 

Genuine seals.

 

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2 hours ago, Gazzar said:

Silicone spray. 

Genuine seals.

 

Hmmm wasn't expecting oem vs say britpart to be much different when it comes to rubber hardness? 

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You're expecting too much of Britpart... 

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24 minutes ago, lo-fi said:

You're expecting too much of Britpart... 

Not at all lol, I didn't know it was until it turned up... Fitted and its solid. Really mad to try and close the doors. 

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Posted (edited)

Just to confirm, from the Series 2 Club forum, this feature of these seals is often commented on.

Doesn't help much, but just confirming that your experience is not unusual.

Read these threads:

Door seal on a roll,
Door Seal technique,

Regards.

Edited by David Sparkes
Add links to S2C threads.

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Can you get genuine still?

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34 minutes ago, Gazzar said:

Can you get genuine still?

Oem are 100£ a door I think. So might have to take off and send back and hope they swap and refund the crappart seals. 

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Be sure to update the Britpart thread.

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10 minutes ago, Gazzar said:

Be sure to update the Britpart thread.

There is a thread?? 😆 

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Oh yes, there is a thread. 

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Unlike Britpart bolts.

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Spoke to the supplier and they will take them back and refund full Amount. As not fit for purpose

Will then get the OEM ones and hopefully they will fit. 

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On 3/15/2019 at 5:33 PM, Gazzar said:

Can you get genuine still?

Oem are available and will be bought 

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Good. If we keep buying genuine, they might keep making them. 

Remarkable that we can still get a lot of parts genuine over 40 years after production stopped.

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