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Post by zimmy on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:07 am

Can anyone help me please, while cleaning a clogged pump in my screen wash reservoir, l find a flexible pipe coming from the cab wall in front of the passenger. Unless it has disconnected  from something it just hangs down in the engine bay. Does anyone know what it is please?

The vehicle is a 2001 1.9td boxer/symbol. Thanks.

If I knew how I'd add a picture to help.


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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by boxerman on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:01 am

Your going to have to give a better description or learn how to post a photo, there has been plenty of discussion in the past about posting photos.

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by Alf on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:21 am

It could be the water drain from the scuttle, it just hangs down the bulkhead,

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by Gromit on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:25 am

When in the "Reply" panel, click on the icon at the far left of this group. ("Host an image.")



It's then a simple matter to drag and drop the image from your desktop, click on "Insert all" then on "Send all".

If you have an image which is hosted elsewhere (it will have a URL) click on the second icon from the left ("Insert an image"), copy and paste in the URL and send.

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by brodco on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:47 am

Hi wave
Well done Mr Gromit. A short, clear and to the point explanation (you may have noticed that I'm not good at short and to the point). hugegrins

Could I gently suggest that you ask Admin to replace the post in the "Members Help and Information Section" with yours?

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by zimmy on Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:33 pm

I've enclosed some pictures, at least I think I have. Now the air filter has been put back, the pipe in question sits under the air filter resting on an earthing strap. At least I think that's what it is. Thanks

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by Gromit on Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:32 pm

brodco wrote:Hi wave
Well done Mr Gromit. A short, clear and to the point explanation (you may have noticed that I'm not good at short and to the point). hugegrins
Could I gently suggest that you ask Admin to replace the post in the "Members Help and Information Section" with yours?
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Thanks for those kind words Brod. smile!

It didn't work though. Zimmy's pictures haven't appeared - but as you say, I can't think of a clearer explanation!  shrugg

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Post by frederic on Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:40 pm

Mine did thanks to your instructions Gromit
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Post by zimmy on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:06 pm

Don't think my pictures went, try again!

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by bikeralw on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Try blowing down it and see what happens.
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Post by zimmy on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:32 pm

Thank you for your invaluable help Mr.Gromit, very much appreciated, I see my  pictures have arrived. Many thanks.

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by Gromit on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:43 pm

zimmy wrote:Thank you for your invaluable help Mr.Gromit, very much appreciated, I see my  pictures have arrived. Many thanks.

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And very clear they are too.

Glad to help, but don't take BikerAl's advice. I suggest you suck . . . in case it's connected to the underslung whisky tank!! (No motorhome should be without one!!  drinksallround hugegrins)

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by Alf on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Look under the scuttle see if you can see a short pipe to shove the pipe on it does look like the scuttle drain pipe. Try pouring some water on the windscreen and see if you can see it drain anywhere 

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by newterry on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:24 pm

Hi Zimmy,
I've just had a look under my 1998 1,9TD Harmony bonnet (torch and cobwebs !) and can't see any pipes that look like your one.
My scuttle pipe is smooth rubber one with a moulding at the top that fits into the base of the scuttle drain. By the way I replaced it with the longer LHD drive version as advised by the ASOF guru's so it can be directed away from the top of the gearbox.
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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by zimmy on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:35 pm

Hi Terry,
Thanks for taking the trouble to look. It's not the scuttle pipe, I've extended mine so it drains away from the top of the gearbox.

Best wishes

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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by newterry on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:39 pm

I'll print off your photos tomorrow and have a proper look in daylight.
I take it you're a turbo diesel ?
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Post by Libraryman2 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:50 pm

Glad to help, but don't take BikerAl's advice. I suggest you suck . . . in case it's connected to the underslung whisky tank!! (No motorhome should be without one!!  

Love this forum  lol4 but I can't find this tank your on about... hugegrins

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Post by chrisk on Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:23 am

Have you tried looking under dash on passenger side, see where it goes.
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Post by newterry on Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:18 am

Hi Zimmy
I've just stuck my head under the bonnet of my 1998 1.9TD and can't see a pipe like yours. All I can suggest is that there could have been a modification between 1998 and 2001, I know my 2000 Executive was a 1.9Tdi and there were slight dashboard changes, eg dials went blue.

What it has shown me is that the underside of my bonnet was covered in oily spray marks which could have been from overheating while in Ireland up and down some v.steep hills ! something to keep an eye on.
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Post by Bartfarst on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:09 am

Just wondering whether it's supposed to be connected to a second port on the air cleaner? For what reason I cannot say, but that's my only thought.

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Post by Justus2 on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:21 am

Bartfarst wrote:Just wondering whether it's supposed to be connected to a second port on the air cleaner? For what reason I cannot say, but that's my only thought.

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Hmmmm.. Many years ago, when I used to tinker with engines on a DIY basis, there was sometimes, as I recall, a pipe from a fitting on the sump to a fitting under the air filter to draw air from the sump back into the engine via the air intake. The reason being was to draw un-burnt fuel vapours from the sump. The type of pipe in the picture was often used for fuel supply, or vacuum as I remember.
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Re: Mystery pipe in engine bay

Post by Bartfarst on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:28 am

Justus2 wrote:
Bartfarst wrote:Just wondering whether it's supposed to be connected to a second port on the air cleaner? For what reason I cannot say, but that's my only thought.

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Hmmmm.. Many years ago, when I used to tinker with engines on a DIY basis, there was sometimes, as I recall, a pipe from a fitting on the sump to a fitting under the air filter to draw air from the sump back into the engine via the air intake. The reason being was to draw un-burnt fuel vapours from the sump. The type of pipe in the picture was often used for fuel supply, or vacuum as I remember.
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A possibility, but I imagine on a vehicle of this vintage that it has a breather circuit close to the engine or integral to the various air ducting.

Any chance of following the pipe further to see what's on the other end, whiskey barrel or otherwise?

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Post by meanchris on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:34 am

Is it just me, or are there at least three disconnected pipes in those photos?

Are you sure that someone hasn't nicked your turbocharger?

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Post by Bartfarst on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:45 am

meanchris wrote:Is it just me, or are there at least three disconnected pipes in those photos?

Are you sure that someone hasn't nicked your turbocharger?

The air cleaner has been removed - goes on that round platform with the three studs - so that accounts for one, two or perhaps all three pipes!
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Post by meanchris on Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:00 pm

Bartfarst wrote:
meanchris wrote:Is it just me, or are there at least three disconnected pipes in those photos?

Are you sure that someone hasn't nicked your turbocharger?

The air cleaner has been removed - goes on that round platform with the three studs - so that accounts for one, two or perhaps all three pipes!

Spoilsport snigger

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