Whats this pipe called please

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Whats this pipe called please

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Its rotten & is on my Gti.

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2nd picture is probably better one.

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Its the one thats in the middle of the picture left of that black plastic half of a circle with a plastic screw on top.

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Not sure exactly what it is, or does....but it looks to be part of the cooling system, and seems like it would be pretty simple to replace with a suitable length of similar diameter rubber hose. It doesn't appear to have any special preformed bends etc., so a nice, easy swap job with a couple of new jub clips should see it right! :D

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Its the hot coolant feed hose for the throttle housing heater.

1351.56 - WTR OUTLET HOSE - 88.15DKK (ex vat) ~ £8 (ex vat) at your local Citroen dealer.
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wow lucky I hope and a little off topic

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Just looking at the photos can't believe my luck. Basically my Tzi19 is a pig to bleed the coolant system as it doesn't have the bleed screw next to the thermostat housing found on Tris and others I guess. The other day at the NSW french car day I came across a tzi19 with the same/similar black plastic thermo housing with bleed screw as shown the above photos. Tracked down the owner just today to ask (thanks Craig and Paul) whether it was a later tzi fitment or a modification but he was unable to cast any light on the subject.
Does anyone know whether the thermo housing shown which obviously to me, an uneducated Cit person is on a different head configuration to a tzi19s would fit my head and can I get one, anywhere, or is there another version of it to fit a mine? My favourite part supplier here in sydney could only offer a zantia one which doesn't quite fit. Any ideas? (and thanks Mulley)
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I've probably got some pipe in my boot that'd fix that Mulley.

I've replaced that pipe on all the GTi's i've had.
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David - glad my unintentional piccy helped, if i can be of any further service :D.

Cheers Ian, anything to save a bob or two as i now have 2 cars that need major work......

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Right, i'm on a roll now with these pesky pipes, this one is out of the tzd, its the one which fits to the rocker cover & has tape wrapped round.

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Is it a leak off pipe??

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No - thats one of the common oil fume breather hoses.
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Indeed, and they always split! Part of the design to be crap I think!

They are readily available and very cheap from the main stealer.
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I bought a new one yesterday from Yeomans in Fareham (off the shelf) to replace one that had broken in the same place. Under £10 including VAT.
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Cheers for identifying this one also chaps, just need a replacement head & she'll then be back on the road.....

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Just fitted the WTR pipe to the Gti, had to clean up the clamps a bit & ran the car, no leaks, so job done.

Had a look at the breather pipe on the turbo, access looks nigh on bleeding impossible, is there a solution to actually fitting this? There does look like there is a a jubilee clip on the bottom part of the hose which the pipe attaches to the plastic cylinder (where the dipstick goes into), however i cant see the head to undo the thing....grrrrr

Aha, just thought, i've got one of those bendy screwdrivers, i might be able to get at it with one of those....any thoughts?

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Depending on the type of jubilee, a flexible hose-clip tightening tool might do the business, as you'll get better purchase on the hex-pattern sides of the screwhead. Laser do some relatively cheap ones - but the size is critical.
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Ah it must be the original clip then - it hasn't got a head - its one of those Citroen special clips that can't really be re-used.

I stopped my TD leaking simply by putting a clip on the top end at the rocker cover joint rather than replace the hose which was slightly swollen and cracked.

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Would a large zip tie be suitable, or should i try & fit a proper jubilee clip?