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Old 2nd August 2019, 10:14 AM
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Default Orange drain plug - poor design

I've recently encountered the sloshing noise of water in the channels connecting the rear passengers vents on top of the propshaft tunnel. I did my usual trick to syphon the water with a suitable length of clear plastic tubing, which was both small and flexible enough to squeeze in between the vent fins... managed to extract/drain about a pint of water.

Moved on to the orange drain plugs either side of the transmission 'bulge' and discovered a pool of water on the front passenger seat footwell. I removed the weird orange drain plug that seems to be poorly designed (in my opinion) and cut about 3mm off the end with a sharp knife. See attached photos. Hopefully I won't ever suffer from this again.
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Old 2nd August 2019, 10:38 AM
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I think I did something similar last time I was in there; maybe just on one side?
Passenger side is marginally easier to get at so if I'm in a hurry I just do that one.
Not had any problems there for a while, fingers crossed.

The scuttle drains on the other hand are a bit more of a nuisance.
(Though hopefully when I have my "engine out" service at MJs in October they can have a "light trim" as well.)
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I think I did something similar last time I was in there; maybe just on one side?
Passenger side is marginally easier to get at so if I'm in a hurry I just do that one.
Not had any problems there for a while, fingers crossed.

The scuttle drains on the other hand are a bit more of a nuisance.
(Though hopefully when I have my "engine out" service at MJs in October they can have a "light trim" as well.)
I did have a good poke around when my gearbox was done at KSM, and made sure they were clear. Looking back with the undoubted benefits of hindsight, I should have trimmed the similarly-styled ends of the big fat black pipes either side of the gearbox.
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