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Old 12-11-2013, 11:54 PM
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I noticed both of my door sills have, at the least, surface rust under the rubber strip. 2012 Hardtop. Found it when I took it off to run wiring along the side of the car. Haven't done anything yet but dry it off after car washes.
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03 MCS rust issue fixed

Having just acquired an 03 MCS, I checked the sills as described in this thread and as expected found the dreaded rust! I promptly took both side apart and perform a relatively simple and effective repair. I will continue to monitor these areas now that I know they are an issue.

Here is a link to the work I did...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ust-11799.html

-Pat

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Old 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
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Confirmed with Mini/BMW today...in Canada anyway. Warranty is 13 years for 2004 perforation, 6 years for 2003. So I'm up the creek with my '03, which has the exact same rust in the exact same spots as a 2004. Thanks Mini.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:26 AM
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FWIW...

'03 MCS with the rust. I'd imagine the issue will present itself in all of the 1st Gen MINIs.
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Regarding the extended rust warranty: does anyone have a different TSB than this - SI M 41 02 06 ? My local Mini service department told me today that I was correct that this is a legit TSB and issue, but the TSB is only for "perforation", and I can't read/see the actual TSB anywhere.

Is there an updated TSB that covers flaking, but not yet perforation? My '04 is still covered but I have rust flakes and not perforation (yet). He was nice about it but he kinda blew me off, so if I want Mini to deal with this I'll have to do the legwork myself.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:18 AM
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I have a 2006 R 50 that had rust on both door sills but not very advanced. I used a drill with a wire wheel and removed the rust, then I use a product called "OSPHO".

Primed and Painted the door sills 3 years ago, the issue is no longer I keep an eye on both doors, spray occasionally with W-D 40.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:25 AM
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I own a 2002 R50, it has rust on both doors AND the tailgate where the latch striker is.


A 1 hour drive to the dealership (time and fuel) to see if there is a possible Australian warranty on a 12yr+ car.


A 1 hour drive home (time and fuel) after making a booking if its covered under warranty.


A return journey back to the dealership IF its covered, Cost of Insurance for a loan vehicle to return home (more valuable time).


Return journey to take loan car back and pick up Mini after repairs IF covered by a warranty on a 12 yr old car (even more time)


So, with all the running around, petrol, time, negotiating work to be done (btw my time is important), wear and tear on the car.


A short trip to the local auto spares, 1 x wire wheel, 1 x roll of masking tape, 1 x small bottle of rust converter, 1 can of undercoat, 1 x can of touchup paint and the rest of the morning to wire brush the paint to clean bare metal, apply rust converter, apply undercoat, apply topcoat. Job done in under 4 hours and unless you pulled the rubber one would never know.


Satisfaction of a job that took under 4 hours compared to the hassle of running around, wear and tear and the petrol used let alone the time this would have taken on a 12 yr old car plus I got out of mowing the lawn ! Priceless and 100% satisfaction.


Lesson learnt, pull the rubbers occasionally and clean out the build-up of dust and grime and ensure its dry. Learn to maintain your vehicle and take pride you can do such a simple job. Its a lot easier than jumping up and down having a hissy fit or maybe your time isn't as valuable as mine. If the car was a couple of years old, I could understand it but on Gen 1's ! lets take a reality check.
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I had to replace the rubber weather seal on my driver side when I got my car(used) it's a 2010 and there was none on the drivers side but a little starting on the passenger side. I noticed the passenger side because when it rains sometimes I get water ingress ,there was a post about it...so after cleaning and painting I applied a bead of silicone to the pinch weld all the way along it to keep water from settling there again. Done!
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