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#1 Gazjs

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:51 PM

As of today, my drivers door is holding water, is swooshes around when i break and accelerate. How do i get it out?, find out where it came from :(

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#2 slappyhaze

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:15 PM

I had a MK6.5 for 2 years, apparently this was a common problem.

There are 2(?) small rectangular holes at the bottom of the door, on the inside at the weld point. They get clogged with road dirt, mine was after about a year. You just need to get a cloth/tissue and wipe the crud away, the water will come out by itself then. Just keep on top of it to stop serious damage. I've not actually checked my MK7 to see if it has the same

#3 Gazjs

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:27 PM

I had a MK6.5 for 2 years, apparently this was a common problem.

There are 2(?) small rectangular holes at the bottom of the door, on the inside at the weld point. They get clogged with road dirt, mine was after about a year. You just need to get a cloth/tissue and wipe the crud away, the water will come out by itself then. Just keep on top of it to stop serious damage. I've not actually checked my MK7 to see if it has the same


Thank you very much,
On going out and trying this, with a bucket underneath ;) i collected quarter of a bucket!!!
Seemed to be Slushy ice blocking the hole.
Thank you once again, will get out tomorrow and give them a proper clean.
Is it worth drilling a few more holes?

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:31 PM

No problem, glad to be of help when I can.

Probably best not add any holes :D !

Just check the passenger side too.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:37 PM

Will go out tommorow in the daylight and give them all a wee poke :ph34r: :lol:
Wanted to get rid of it tonight in case it froze :lol:

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:45 PM

Oh yeah, good idea. You don't want a sheet of ice buggering up your window/speaker/locking etc.!!

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 09:58 AM

yeah, don't drill, will rust then...piece of stiff wire or pipe cleaners are good for them holes!! :)

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:57 AM

I just wonder how it got in there in the first place :blink:

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:03 PM

it can run down between glass and seal quite easily....each time you put wet window down think where the water goes....condesation too easily builds up...hence drain holes!!


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:50 PM

Well hopefully sorted this out today.
Cleaned out the holes on both doors with cotton buds and pipe cleaners, finished this off by clay barring, polishing and waxing the sills etc (For no reason apart from boredom :lol: )

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:52 PM

Well hopefully sorted this out today.
Cleaned out the holes on both doors with cotton buds and pipe cleaners, finished this off by clay barring, polishing and waxing the sills etc (For no reason apart from boredom :lol: )



cool...you musta been frozid!!

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:00 PM

Yup :lol:
Noticed a fair few icicles hanging from the bottom of car ha.

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