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Oh no, not again I hear you saying!

But I wasn't going to ask what the part number is or if anyone wants one :lol:

It was just that mine has split, and I phoned up our local dealer for a price and availability. He quoted £4.62 and has 5 in stock, so if anyone else is after one then please let me know before Friday. I didn't ask whether that included VAT, so best to assume it doesn't.
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Do you fancy a change of colour, cheaper too! I'm assuming they are the same?

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Even cheaper! But what I didn't know until your link was the internal dimensions as it was listed as a vacuum T piece. I wonder whether the orange ones are made of a more heat resistance plastic? (As it does seem to be a common failing, and the Xantia tanks are closer to the engine).
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i think the use of a Y piece there is no good as it angles the two pipes upwards towards the bonnet,

a T piece is far better, you can buy little plastic ones for coupling windscreen washer pipes,

then conect it up with three short lengths of rubber pipe,

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Dear Matt.
Nice to talk to you Matt finally, It is very kind of you to ask about these
Y pieces, Is this the same one that sits on top of the LHM tank lid ? if so I
would like to take one if I may, as mine split last week.
Many thanks indeed Matt.
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citronut wrote:i think the use of a Y piece there is no good as it angles the two pipes upwards towards the bonnet,

a T piece is far better,
Agreed, they certainly weren't designed for under the BX bonnet.
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Defender110 wrote:
citronut wrote:i think the use of a Y piece there is no good as it angles the two pipes upwards towards the bonnet,

a T piece is far better,
Agreed, they certainly weren't designed for under the BX bonnet.
I believe "Y" was chosen over a "T" in order to stop the return (leak-off) LHM from travelling into the vent pipe.
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Way2go wrote:
Defender110 wrote:
citronut wrote:i think the use of a Y piece there is no good as it angles the two pipes upwards towards the bonnet,

a T piece is far better,
Agreed, they certainly weren't designed for under the BX bonnet.
I believe "Y" was chosen over a "T" in order to stop the return (leak-off) LHM from travelling into the vent pipe.
aaah so there was a method in there madness after all,

i have never heard it explained that way before,

i spoz the answer to that is drill a hole in the bonnet to stick the vent tube up through :shock: :roll: :lol: :wink:


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Way2go wrote: I believe "Y" was chosen over a "T" in order to stop the return (leak-off) LHM from travelling into the vent pipe.
Ahh! so obvious once it's been explained to you :!: :oops:
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:) I know it's a bit over engineered but I've made them out of 5 mill stainless pipe welded together.
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I ended up buying one from citroen (they only come in packs of two though, so i have a spare for a fiver if anyone wants one).

trouble is.. the internal diameter's too small! so either my plastic pipes are too thick (can't see why) or citroen have f'ed up...
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RobC wrote:they only come in packs of two
Hmmm, that's strange, as when my wife went in to collect a couple on Friday, they'd already made out the receipt for one, and had to change it as I'd asked her to get two!

It was quite a squeeze to get it over the pipes, but hot water helped. If you still can't get them on I suppose you could open it out with a drill.
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Boiling water was the tip that was recommended to me, it should soften it up enough to squeeze on.
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I've connected the return direct to the LHM tank via a short straight rubber section. The vent is no longer connected, just sits there with a tie wrap. Not having a vent does not seem to give any problems, or maybe the tank vents round the rubber bung.

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Dear Mat.
Thanks ever so much for the " Y " piece that arrived today in the post has been fitted already and sorted the job out very nicely thank you very
much Mat.
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