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I heard a swish swash sound when braking and accerlation my type s, i traced it to the passenger door which was full of water, opening and closing the door you could hear the water sloshing about.

Took it to the dealer and was told the door is designed to let water through but has a membrane inside to stop the water getting into the car or electrics and the water drains out the holes in the bottom of the door.

What happened was the rubber plugs had clogged up over time therfore stopping the water from draining, removing and cleaning the rubber plugs fixed the problem, one to be aware of that could save the hassle of a trip to the dealer.

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I heard a swish swash sound when braking and accerlation my type s, i traced it to the passenger door which was full of water, opening and closing the door you could hear the water sloshing about.

Took it to the dealer and was told the door is designed to let water through but has a membrane inside to stop the water getting into the car or electrics and the water drains out the holes in the bottom of the door.

What happened was the rubber plugs had clogged up over time therfore stopping the water from draining, removing and cleaning the rubber plugs fixed the problem, one to be aware of that could save the hassle of a trip to the dealer.

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If you do a search on this forum you will find many posts dedicated to this "fault". Remove the rubber bungs completely, they should not be there because they STOP the water from coming out.
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aww god exatly what i needed!! i thought it was the fuel tank..only sourced it today after a year lol..duuuuh!!
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Re: Water Retention

My back drivers side door has the same issue. The rubber bungs needed cleaning.
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I heard a swish swash sound when braking and accerlation my type s, i traced it to the passenger door which was full of water, opening and closing the door you could hear the water sloshing about.

Took it to the dealer and was told the door is designed to let water through but has a membrane inside to stop the water getting into the car or electrics and the water drains out the holes in the bottom of the door.

What happened was the rubber plugs had clogged up over time therfore stopping the water from draining, removing and cleaning the rubber plugs fixed the problem, one to be aware of that could save the hassle of a trip to the dealer.

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Yea I just ripped those buggers out after the first week of owning the car - knew that was going to happen with time!


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aww god exatly what i needed!! i thought it was the fuel tank..only sourced it today after a year lol..duuuuh!!

lol you are hilarious FAT
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My back drivers side door has the same issue. The rubber bungs needed cleaning.
REMOVING, not just cleaning. Leave them out.
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I will make sure I bin them then.
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