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ML Water cooled jacking point ?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by colin ling, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. colin ling

    colin ling Senior Member

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    I recently wrote regarding my ML and a low pitch rumble.

    As tyre noise has been suggested, I swopped tyres front to back today, to see if the noise changed in any way.

    When I jacked up the off side, some water dripped from the front jacking point, so after the tyre swop I removed the plastic jack pad and rubber gasket and out came about a pint of clean water.

    Does anyone know how it got in there ? (I washed the ML this week)

    thanks

    Colin Ling
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I would check for any missing bungs that may have come out or got lost
     
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    If it is nearside it could be coming from the overflow pipe from the aircon unit,sorry just read you stated offside
     
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    colin ling

    colin ling Senior Member

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    I removed the fixings on the bottom of the black plastic sill cover and pulled the cover down a bit. Inside on the bottom of the sill there are 3 drain flaps, 2 were stuck shut and 1 was blocked with mud from the inside of the sill. They all cleaned up easily with some clean water.

    I also removed the front wheel arch inner plastic cover and after removing a bung at the front end of the sill and looking into the sill, you can see there is a small amount of wet mud in the sill.

    I could not find any missing bungs so how the mud got in is a mystery

    As I have never been off road or in deep water, I question the designers ideas for allowing water to enter sills ?

    Any more ideas?

    thanks

    Colin Ling
     

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