Mystery pipe

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thommo
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Hi, just doing a bit of fettling on the car pre-Anglesey and noticed this pipe for the first time. I’ve never noticed it before and can’t imagine what it is used for. I’m thinking it might have become a bit more obvious since I had the clam off at Phoenix recently. Apologies for quality of first picture. The pipe is visible to the left to the rear of the front O/S wishbone.
Anyone got a clue?
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series_one
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Connected to the windscreen gutter Steve.

Or the washer hose has cone off and magically lengthened itself :D


Prepping for Angelsey. Jealooooous! 😎
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Fonzey
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Interesting, never realised an S1 would have this pipe. My Car has similar, but it's a drain for the AC system and connects to the bottom of the HVAC box.

Windscreen gutter sounds feasible :thumbup:
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dris
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Though it was for the original battery vent but could be mistaken.
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thommo
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Thanks, chaps. Thought it might be that. No A/C on mine🙄
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lotuslee
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Thommo it connects to bottom of heatet box, usally its convoluted pipe so maybe been changed.
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The other end
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thommo
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Thanks, everyone, thanks, Lee.
I think it must be a simple drain from the gutter beneath the windscreen.
When I took a closer look at my second picture there is a clip that I imagine is intended to hold the pipe in place, maybe it's jumped out and extended its run, I'll do some further fettling.
Wheels were off for a re-balance so that's how I came to be under the car
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