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Started by Rimas, 21 May 2013, 04:25 AM
Quote from: oversize on 15 June 2013, 09:00 PMNote that I can't see the opening for the hole on the RHS near the fusebox and it's obviously been blocked for years and I think it's rusted through.....
Quote from: w116john on 16 June 2013, 03:08 AMrimas i was going to drill a new hole but firstly i put in a small tube and some sealant which did not work, so i then dug it all out and put in a larger tube from a garden hose, which looks as if its large enough to take the water.drilling a new hole is a good idea find the lowest point, i also think putting in a tube is a good idea, you could fashion it from fibreglass?now to fix the swimming pool in the boot.
Quote from: Rimas on 21 May 2013, 04:25 AMHi all,well I've been learning the w116 ropes slowly and steadily of late. Some of you may know that I have found the typical 116 wet carpets recently and have started hunting for the problem. Here is what I dug up on Sunday.My silly error was that everyone speaks about the common rust spot as being under the fuse box. My car is an Aus RHD car and I didn't think that most of the advice I was reading was coming from Europe/USA cars. The spot under my fusebox is super clean! Having the car up on the jacks for the suspension work I got my first clue:HMMM, what's going on in here....Ah, I see! Bear in mind the size of the hole was made worse because I really chipped away with a screwdriver and vacuumed the area out hard after I found it.Got some miracle paint and rust converter during the week. Ideally I would love to cut this out and start with fresh metal but to be honest my budget doesn't allow for that. Will anybody hold it against me if I fix this with fibreglass and miracle paint?
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