Frontera Dustproofing

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 07:07
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Hi all
Does anyone out there have a solution to the dustproof problem with the Frontera, particularly around the back tailgate glass. I've tried a couple of things and always try to keep the cabin "pressurised" via the air con but nothing seems to work properly. I love the thing to death but the dust problem's a real bugbear and obviously wasn't given a lot of thought during the design process.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 09:02

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 09:02
Paul...Not sure of your vehicle but my old G60 had the hollow door lining rubbers and on advise from a bushie I made slits in them either end of a length and pumped them full of silicon. Let the silcon cure and a lot less dust came into the cabin. There is a variety of gel based products which could be pumped into these orifices to block up potential dust holes.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (QLD) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:45

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:45
Thanks Willem
I'll give this a try if Brian's or Brooksy's suggestions don't make an improvement. Mine certainly feel like the hollow variety.
Thanks again.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 11:01

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 11:01
Hey Paul,

I don't have a problem with dust entry on mine and we have had it in places where there is plenty.

I believe there is some adjustment on the rear hatch where the catch engages. Might be worth a look.

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (QLD) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:41

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:41
Many thanks Brian.
I'll have a look at that catch.
Much appreciated.
Cheers.
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Reply By: rlbrooks - Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 11:02

Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 11:02
When you say keep the cabin "pressurised" is it on "fresh" or "recirculate"? To keep the cabin pressurised the aircon needs to be on "fresh". Had the same problem with my Pajero, the dealer even replaced all the back door rubbers. Did not help. The dealer then contacted the manufacturer who said that when operating the aircon in dusty conditions it should be on fresh, not recirculate in order to keep the cabin pressurised.

Regards
Brooksy
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (QLD) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:37

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:37
Thanks for this Brooksy.
I must admit I've had it on recirculate, presuming that was correct and I guess, not thinking it through properly. But I'll certainly give fresh a try next time I'm out.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:48

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:48
i'm with brian.. no dust getting into mine either. seals might just need to be replaced?
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Reply By: Stuie - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:34

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:34
Hmm no dust gets in on mine. Door seals are definantly hollow (one of mine is broken on side door) and still no dust. I'd look closely at the alignment etc of the rear window. Interesting on another forum theres a comment that a fronteras rear window bleep tered! Don't want that experience as they'd be bloody expensive I'd reckon.

cheers

stu
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