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4 years 3 weeks ago #1718 by Paolo
Paolo created the topic: Drain holes in sill
Dear all
First post, picked up my first Bongo at the weekend

After a heavy downpour, I've noticed the drivers side sill ( front section) has some water sloshing about and is dripping

Does the sill have a drain hole? Why would water be getting in? I've not driven it in the wet, so it collected standing

Advice appreciated

Thanks all
P

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4 years 3 weeks ago - 4 years 3 weeks ago #1720 by PeterMac
PeterMac replied the topic: Drain holes in sill
Paolo,

If you lift the bonnet and look on the sill just under the wipers, there is a small hole in the centre (at the lowest point).

This sometimes gets blocked and water can overflow everywhere, especially on the fuse box just underneath. There should be a rubber tube attached underneath to direct the water away from the electrics and down underneath the engine gubbins.

I use a small screwdriver to unblock the hole.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Peter

LHD Year 2000 Friendee, 2.5 TD, AWD, 7 Seater TinTop

(Wherever you are, you are there.)
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4 years 3 weeks ago #1724 by rooflifter
rooflifter replied the topic: Drain holes in sill
I'd get under the van and have a look if I were you. Sometimes the drain holes are the first place that rust starts and they get welded over. If it's dripping though I guess that's a good sign that water can get out.
If you find a drain hole or an access bung then you can shine a bright torch into the hole at night and sometimes the light escaping elsewhere will show you where the other holes are and let you know how water is getting in. There's usually a bung somewhere to allow for a waxoil probe to get in there.

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4 years 3 weeks ago #1726 by rita
rita replied the topic: Drain holes in sill
Do you have a tin top or aft vehicle.

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4 years 3 weeks ago - 4 years 3 weeks ago #1729 by Paolo
Paolo replied the topic: Drain holes in sill
Thank you for replies

The Bongo has a lifting roof.

The sill I'm referring to is the lower one where you would put a car jack.

Never had a sill full of water before - should they allow water in and out on a bongo? How on earth is it getting in?
Thanks again

Edit:
thanks for suggesting the drain hole under wipers that was blocked and rain dripping over into engine bay.
I've taped over the rubber wire grommet from chassis into door( electric window feed etc) as that was loose and maybe water is getting in there into lower structural sill?
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4 years 3 weeks ago #1745 by the1andonly
the1andonly replied the topic: Drain holes in sill
In the wiper drain hole i leave a tie rap in place, it jiggles about and if blocked can be used to unblock simply.
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