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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Blueiii's Avatar
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    Drain Holes

    Can someone please post up the location and pics (if possible) of the drain holes on a NA that tend to get stopped up?

    I've got some corrosion in my passenger rear rocker and eventually plan on patch panels from BTDT when money is right. In the meantime, Since my car is parked outside in the summer, I want to make sure I'm cleaning these out regularly.
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    It might be hard to tell what this is. The blurry blob in the top right is the seatbelt tower. To the far left is the car's bodywork. You want to take a long metal rod and shove it down that drain hole to clean it out.

    The pic is part of my soft top removal blog post. http://revlimiter.net/blog/2010/04/m...t-top-removal/

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! gapmiatas's Avatar
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    Go to your local musical instrument store and buy a trombone brush. They're only $5 or so and work perfectly!

    Hard to damage the drain tube as well. I've seen a local club member separate the drain tube from the underside of the drainage tray with a coat hanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gapmiatas View Post
    Go to your local musical instrument store and buy a trombone brush. They're only $5 or so and work perfectly!

    Hard to damage the drain tube as well. I've seen a local club member separate the drain tube from the underside of the drainage tray with a coat hanger.
    I have also witnessed that coat hanger trick!!!!

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Blueiii's Avatar
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    First, thank you all who replied.

    Second. . . . WOW. There was a TON of water in driver's side.... Hopefully its not completely rotted from the inside.
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    I used the stock antenna on my 90. Its nice and sturdy with a ball tip. Make sure not to rip anything
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