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Old 14-05-2019   #1
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Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Hello this morning I heard a whilst breaking a bit down hill from the passenger side, itís almost like a wave of water going back and forth, I done a bit of digging online and I heard it could be from the sills or something? Anyone have an idea? Thanks
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

How are the sill drain holes and also the door drain holes?

These can be blocked sometimes when they come from the factory by the seam sealer etc..

Much condensation in the car?
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Iíll have a look when I get back to it later today, I only filled up her up last night with a nearly full tank, but Iíve never heard this before, yeah car seems okay inside
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

When my fuel tank is >90% full I can hear the diesel clunking around when stopping on a hill.
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Yeah that was my first thought too, not heard it before so just confused me
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Do the basic checks..

Coolant level. Look

Scuttle drains.. squeeze

Any damp patches under car?
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Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Will have a look when I get back to it in a min from work hopefully nothings leaking out! Where is the scuttle drain?
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Where is the scuttle drain
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Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Checked coolant level thatís ok, no patches that I saw, I had a full look around the car but nothing obvious I can mainly hear it underneath the passenger seat but that could just be the sound travelling, I would like to think it is the fuel as itís a bit of a coincidence that I filled up yesterday and itís making that noise today, it seems like when I come to a stop the fluid goes from the back to the front or whatever way I go
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Stating the obvious and this might sound daft but have you looked in the back under the passenger seat for a water bottle? I found one lodged under there when cleaning it out before and if it had been half full it would have made a sloshing sound like youíre saying.
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Quote Originally Posted by rundle123 View Post
Where is the scuttle drain
Scuttle : big steel gutter.. under windscreen..where the wipermotor lives.

So..
At rear of engine ..hanging down 3"/75mm
there are two flat looking black rubbery
plastic devices.

Give them a wriggle..
If you squeeze the broad edges.. they open out to form a tube.

These can build up lots of leaves and debris.. so rainwater cannot escape


Should really be part of the quick monthly checks.

Tyre tread. Wiper blades. Etc

I would post pics.. but the puntos outside are mk2

My grandes are 2000 miles away


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Quote Originally Posted by rundle123 View Post
Where is the scuttle drain
SEARCH 'duckbill'"
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Quote Originally Posted by Normy19 View Post
Stating the obvious and this might sound daft but have you looked in the back under the passenger seat for a water bottle? I found one lodged under there when cleaning it out before and if it had been half full it would have made a sloshing sound like youíre saying.


Good shout I will check but I donít remember anything being underneath from the past couple days!
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Re: Fluid Sloshing when I brake

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Scuttle : big steel gutter.. under windscreen..where the wipermotor lives.



So..

At rear of engine ..hanging down 3"/75mm

there are two flat looking black rubbery

plastic devices.



Give them a wriggle..

If you squeeze the broad edges.. they open out to form a tube.



These can build up lots of leaves and debris.. so rainwater cannot escape





Should really be part of the quick monthly checks.



Tyre tread. Wiper blades. Etc



I would post pics.. but the puntos outside are mk2



My grandes are 2000 miles away





Charlie


Okay will get at that tmrw , hopefully it is just that as I have no idea what else
It could be!
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Quote Originally Posted by rundle123 View Post
Good shout I will check but I donít remember anything being underneath from the past couple days!
Do let us know
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