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    Originally posted by hb420 View Post
    Did you replace the seal for the fresh air intake? That's the one that lets the most water in.
    your exactly rt...that was the only thing that was not mentioned enough in this thread foam tape around the bottom/backside of the intake cowl is "iffy" but Honda /acura doesn't sell the gasket alone not sure if they have any more intake cowl covers either but foam tape is prob. your best bet ...anyone know where to get that "squishy " tape stuff that was oem...something similar.... I would think that it has a name but can't find anyone that knows exactly the name of the material it's self....;<
    Also there are special silicones made specifically for adhering to plastics/pvc's/vinyl ...sorry don't know what type ...I know,alot of help I am.
    Last edited by mystock92gsr; 15 Nov 2015, 17:55:45.

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    • Originally posted by mystock92gsr View Post
      your exactly rt...that was the only thing that was not mentioned enough in this thread foam tape around the bottom/backside of the intake cowl is "iffy" but Honda /acura doesn't sell the gasket alone not sure if they have any more intake cowl covers either but foam tape is prob. your best bet ...anyone know where to get that "squishy " tape stuff that was oem...something similar.... I would think that it has a name but can't find anyone that knows exactly the name of the material it's self....;<
      Also there are special silicones made specifically for adhering to plastics/pvc's/vinyl ...sorry don't know what type ...I know,alot of help I am.

      Window seal tape will work for that cover under the cowl, i never understood why people try to use silicone that shrinks and crack to fix a leak. All of these half ass fixes done by people and then they get mad at the car because their cheap lazy fix failed.

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      • Hey guys, I appreciate you have covered about everything on this thread. My problem is the seal/gasket? That goes along the cowl where it sits against the windshield. It's half stuck and half loose on the cowl. As is usual these days it's a discontinued part. Anybody have any advice for a nice fix? Also is it supposed to be adhered to the windshield? This teg lives outside and with the two pounds of dirt - debris it's not obvious if it just had a crap windshield replacement before we got it or what. Ideas anyone??

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        • That piece of rubber is normally attached to the cowl, not the windshield. If it's sticking to the windshield that's just due to dirt or something like that - not an adhesive or anything. Hard to tell what you're dealing with without pics. But if the seal is in tact then I'd just use a razor blade or putty knife or similar to dislodge it from the windshield. Use some adhesive to put it back in place on the cowl and then reinstall. If you need to replace the seal then... well... good luck Probably best trying to find a used cowl at a junk yard although that will be tough to find a good one. You could look for some type of generic seal/gasket material that can be bought by the foot but that may be a wild goose chase.
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          • Thanks for the info. I went with attaching the seal to the cowl. I used attachment tape, the dbl stick type. I took some pictures and hope to post how I refurbished my cowl. Probably shouldn't hold your breath though!Need to do a systems overhaul on the computer first. Thanks again for getting back to me.

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            • I replaced the rubber seals in the cowl, but i get a bit of water in the passenger side. Blower motor when i touch it from the inside is wet and has water on it. Thinking i'll try this. Is it possible to get to those white clips without removing the blower? Or is this one of those jobs where i gotta work on it from both inside AND outside?

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              • Also. Homedepot sells rubber foam tape. Used it to seal my inner cowl. Got a 3/4 width one. A bit too big. Had to trim it thin to fit the inner cowl.

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                • Originally posted by azzurribaggio View Post
                  Looks like my last redo worked! We've been getting battered here in Norcal and my passenger side floor mats are dry, dry, dry!

                  I love it!!!!
                  Looks like 8+ years is the shelf life for these fukers......late last year, 2018, the leak came back . I wonder if parking outside and the California hot summers accelerates the aging process for 91608-SJ6-003, the white rubber parts. Anyways looks like I need to order some again and fix this soon.

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                  • Bummer. Sorry to hear you have to go through that again. I think you're right, it's the summer bake in California that does it. AND not enough garage space. Still daily driving the 90 RS. I was able to save a bit by getting the inner clips (the ones along the engine compartment seal) from Clips & Fasteners. Mine were shot. Good luck!

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                    • woooow...this threads still alive haha.

                      Shh*t even Colin is posting lol.
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