Originally Posted by ARoosterinaRoadster
Hi Dave. It is not possible to park my cars on level ground as the parking area creates either an up/down direction.
I must say that I was a little alarmed to read of your suggestion regarding putting holes into the floor pan and boot areas.
This would be especially unwelcome if parts of the sections are double skinned.
It was a very general statement that it can be a good idea to do so. It is up to the individual as to whether to or where to do this.
I was not suggesting peppering any Cars with a whole load of 10mm holes!!
Which is why I said to check behind before drilling, and don't do it if you go wading, i.e. have large inches deep areas of water to traverse in your locale.
It's whoevers own car and their choice at the end of the Day.
As these and other Mercedes cars get older they do let a little water in here and there, despite best efforts to keep them Water tight.
Most Mercedes have Electronic Modules and components at lower levels.
A little bit of water that gets in, just a few droplets, soon builds up into ponds when the drains get blocked, seals lose efficiency etc etc and then often causes a need for very expensive repairs.
I am not suggesting drilling loads and loads of holes, just a very few strategically placed ones. On some Cars you can simply remove a few rubber bungs.
I also advised painting around any drilled areas to avoid corrosion.
I live in a very rainy area and see the damage water ingress causes to vehicles on a daily basis in my workshop, almost all of which can be prevented without major expense.
Hope this clarifies,