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#1 Eddieo


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:59 AM

Hi on the new heratige companion bin closing panels there is a square pressing hole that's not found on 80s minis but apparently is to replicate 90s minis. I can't work out what the reason is for the hole. Any ideas why it got added? Is it to give access to add waxoil inside the sills?


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 12:53 PM

Could it ne where the Seat belt goes?

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:24 PM

There was a grommet in there from the factory. I’m not really sure why they bothered as there’s still fresh air coming through the gap between the closing panel and the quarter panel.

You won’t hurt anything by welding the hole up.

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 06:27 PM

It serves no purpose as far as I can see. I did use it to inject some Dinitrol a few years ago.


If you have the cardboard bin liners the hole isn't visible anyway. I'd just leave it.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:37 PM

Sure it didn't seem to have much purpose. I have seen people make a similar hole 6 inches further back to the can oil the subframe bolts though, but this one is too far forward.

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