Dust through barn doors

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 15:47
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We have a GU11 3.0TD and cant stop dust getting in through barn doors
Have replaced seals & tightened doors in simpson last year i chocked.
this year off to gulf (YAEH) dont want same . thought about using second seal as in GU111 but Nissan spares guy said thy wont fit can't see why not as rear seems the same. Any sugestions .

regards bob
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 16:39

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 16:39
This has been done previously LOTS AND LOTS on the patrol list, search their archives for an answer.

Amazing how companies this big yota nissan mitz the lot still cant get small details like this correct....
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:28

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:28
Thanks Truckster
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:32

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:32
Sadly your not the only one to suffer from this fate....

again.. why cant they get the tiniest details correct!!
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Reply By: nomad - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 21:33

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 21:33
G'day Robert.
If all else fails, drive with windows up and a.c.on flow through,not rec.
this preasurises the cab a bit & keeps the dust out to some extent,but you probably already new that.
Thats what the roof vent in the front of a rally car does.
Good luck.
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 23:58

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 23:58
Ok from the patrol list.

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GU3 rubbers DO fit and are the fix.

AND..

hit the latch on the body with a hammer to push the panel in a bit.
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Follow Up By: Ronnie - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 22:37

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 22:37
Spot on Truckster, had these fitted under warranty after we came back from the Canning
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Reply By: David W - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 12:15

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 12:15
If that all fails use some 1" aeroflex (the insulating foam tube that goes around household copper water pipes) and stick it on with contact cement. It worked a charm in our old HJ47.
Another thing we did on other doors was glue a 1/4" rubber bead into the fold of the seal to push it out further. That worked too.

David
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 14:18

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 14:18
will try areoflex as must be cheaper than seals . thanks david.

robert
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Reply By: David W - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 14:42

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 14:42
No worries. At first it will probably feel like the doors want to pop open, but after a few weeks the aeroflex permanently squashes in the right places and conforms pretty nicely to the shape of the panels. Otherwise, if you're handy with the scissors you can do a bit of your own sculpting to get the thickness right. After 3 years our doors still seal well, so hopefully you'll get a similar result.
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 21:24

Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 21:24
Bob,
This may help, other club membres have said so. Nissan "Air guide" a spouiler that fits above the back doors and helps to direct the air flow so that the dust doesn't collect so badly. I bought mine for $80 but as yet have to prove its worth.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 10:51

Monday, Mar 17, 2003 at 10:51
Yes this air guide has got HUGE response on the patrol list as a VERY good investment...

May seem expensive at $80 for what it is, but then for how good it is, go for it.
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