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Water not draining away

jdp1962 Feb 21, 2010

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I've noticed recently that after a prolonged spell of rain, there is water trapped between the doors and the sills, that immediately runs away when the doors are opened. When it's really cold, the water freezes while trapped, and forms a layer of ice on the sill that I then have to chip away when I open the door.

    So it seems to me that somewhere along the sills, there are drain holes that aren't draining, allowing the water to accumulate. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, any idea where the drainage points are, and what needs to be removed in order to access them and clear them away?
     
  2. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    I've not seen any drain holes but give them a good coat of wax and it should solve the problem
     
  3. MDA

    MDA sploorer

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    mines the same mate
    next time i wash it ill give it some wax
     
  4. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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    yeo i get this too i had a look and cant see any dran holes.
    it looks to me like it is getting stuck between the door ruber and the inside door trim so im thinking new door rubers.
    but it does help if you spray a silicone lubricant on it i got it from halfords and its used for all ruber and things like window seals to help them from sticking.
     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I already feel better knowing it's not just mine. :icon_thumright:
     
  6. JohnboyC

    JohnboyC Member

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    Welcome to Audi design....I get the same problem even having waxed the door shuts, door bottoms etc......its worst when you have just washed your car and open the drivers door...

    Just wait until its really pouring down with rain.....and you have to open the drivers window to put money in a parking meter ...usual thing is you get a load of water drip over the front and rear window switches and the door mirror controller ...

    Always makes me think of the Vorsprung durch Technik .....LOL
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I can't say this seems to affect my car at all....
     
  8. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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    mine was not that bad just on back doors but it stopped when i used silicone lubricant on it.
    i think its just when the rubbers dry out.
     
  9. MDA

    MDA sploorer

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    ill give the silicone a try tomorrow when ive borrowed some from work !!
     

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