sill drain holes?

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CHRISHDI110
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sill drain holes?

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Do 406s have drain holes in the sills? ive looked in the past but cant see any. ive looked where the sill joins the floor along the lip, ive looked in the arches either end but no joy.
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They do indeed, although I think part of the build process involved blocking them up with gunge... viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8130&p=78625&hilit ... oyl#p78625
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Re: sill drain holes?

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Im glad about that as i want to spray wax inside before they start rusting (so far no rust or bubbles)
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I drilled a hole in each end of my sills, to drain the water out....
No issues with rusting or anything, but the 'sloshing' noises were doing my head in...
I couldn't tell you if there were any rust issues since as I sold the car a couple of years later.
I guess there is no harm in fitting a removable bung of some sort..?
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Re: sill drain holes?

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saw the link, had a good poke with a thin screwdriver and cabletie but still cant find em! gonna drill some and then grommets.
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Re: sill drain holes?

Post by dirtydirtydiesel »

The rubber bungs are behind the arch liners front & rear at the ends of the sill in the actual wheel arch
The pic Steve shows is the drain hole / slot that is in the front & back of the sill 'Near' the jacking point's.
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