rangerovers.pub
The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse
Member
Joined:
Posts: 653

Hi, I wonder if someone can tell me how to remove the two foam rubber seals that are fitted around the bottom of the bonnet struts. They look like they may be held on with adhesive tape, but I can see a piece of metal inside te seal.

The seals on my car have started to fall apart, and I have been able to get two new ones, and I would like to know how to get the old ones off before the new ones arrive.

These are the pieces that I am talking about:
enter image description here

Pierre3.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 383

If I am putting the bonnet up vertically to work on the truck I remove mine, usually just by pulling them out and putting them back when done. They just sort of seem to sit there in place.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 653

Hi, thanks for your reply. I will go out and check mine. One has fallen into two pieces and I glued it back together, but it looks as if it is held in place by a thin metal strip. I am afraid that if I pull either of them up they will just disintergrate, although I suppose it won't do any harm if they are not in place, at least for a week or two.

Pierre3.

Member
avatar
Joined:
Posts: 7892

On the 4.0SE I used to have, one of them would fall out every time I opened the bonnet until I glued it down with silicone.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 38

What purpose does it serve?

Member
Joined:
Posts: 383

Designed to ensure engine air flow is over the motor and down and under the car as opposed to some exiting at the rear of the bonnet.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 653

I got a new seal today, and it has a sticky pad on the largest part of the bottom of it, or so it appears. I haven't actually taken it out of the bag yet !!

Pierre3.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 383

They are still obtainable then?

Member
Joined:
Posts: 629

When can those be found? Mine are knackered ...

Member
avatar
Joined:
Posts: 200

Hi leolito, ALR6336 rh, ALR6335 lh, around 48 £ available online at some suppliers.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 653

Hi, sorry for not replying earlier - I bought two new items from JaguarLandrover Classic Parts.

https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/

I'm not sure who else has them.

Pierre3.

Member
Joined:
Posts: 383

£96 for a pair! Expensive bits of foam. I think my second truck can go without :)

Member
Joined:
Posts: 653

Marshall8hp, you are right, they are expensive for two pieces of foam rubber. But, unfortunately, I am a bit anal about things like that. If I can see that it is damaged, or worn, or missing, then I have to replace it. I just hate looking at something that isn't correct. As I mentioned earlier, I spent ages looking for a small plastic clip that fits to the sunroof cloth roof edging and keeps the edge of the sunroof held in position with the metal edge of the actual roof. I eventually found one with a dealer in Belgium.

I bought a new door handle for the driver side front door, a year ago, and after fitting it I found that it stood out too much against the original, faded, door handles - so I bought thrre more and replaced all the other ones. As I say - a bit OCD!!

Pierre3.