02-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Up the hill, CA Northcoast
Celtic's Leak Location Method
In one of the frequent leak threads on WF, http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post1967611
, fellow Jeeper Celtic
posted his breakthrough leak detection method:
Originally Posted by Celtic
Guys, it really is not that hard to find the source of the leak. Just mix up a half bucket of Jeep wash triple strength. Start up your Jeep and close all the windows and doors, turn the blower motor on high ….
Soap up the outside of the Jeep. The bubbles will show where the water is getting in. If there are no bubbles on the upper body, then do the firewall, outside under floorpan, etc.
It works great! And is the first step anybody with a leak should take to help track down the source!
Here’s a photo of Celtic’s
technique in action:
I think air is supposed to escape there, but it's a good example of how well this method works to show where air can escape, and thus, where water can get in.
I just used a little dish soap in about 2 cups of water, like you would looking for a leak in a gas line, and poured it on the freedom top seams and door seams. (Rinse afterwards!)
I’ve been trying to encourage the originator of this great leak location technique to post a thread on it. I guess he hasn’t been able to do it yet, so I just barged right in to try to steal a little credit for passing his idea on to others with leaks…
Again, credit for this technique goes entirely to Celtic
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