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Wind screen scuttle X250

Only noticed this weekend that the drivers side window scuttle ( above headlight) on my 2012 Autotrail has a drain hole in it but unlike the passenger side has no rubber drain tube i.e the water just drains into the engine compartment .... is this right ?
The passenger side tube dumps water above the wheel arch
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Afternoon folks,

No it is definatly not right, this morning i have cleaned out the debri on the drivers side which had accumulated over the summer to ensure that it does not overflow onto the engine.

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I also can tell you it should have a pipe....
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Just checked my driver and passenger side drain holes, both blocked and have now cleared them but there is no drain pipe on either side, it just falls over the suspension mounts inside engine compartment.

There is however a large drain hole with rubber hose under the main scuttle which dumps water through wheel arch.
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Just checked my driver and passenger side drain holes, both blocked and have now cleared them but there is no drain pipe on either side, it just falls over the suspension mounts inside engine compartment.

There is however a large drain hole with rubber hose under the main scuttle which dumps water through wheel arch.
Without wishing to open a topic that can make grown men shudder there were no drain tubes fitted prior to somewhere in 2010 or 2011. It can depend upon when the cab was built not when the MH was.
Sufficient to say in the early days the windscreen scuttle leaked like a sieve and drenched the engine injectors and electrics.
A search of MHF may if you are exceedingly lucky turn up past topics or google 'Fiat Ducato windscreen scuttle leak'.



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Just checked my driver and passenger side drain holes, both blocked and have now cleared them but there is no drain pipe on either side, it just falls over the suspension mounts inside engine compartment.There is however a large drain hole with rubber hose under the main scuttle which dumps water through wheel arch.
I've seen enough on the web to tell me that there should be pipes on each of the two side scuttles not just on the one side like mine. So I've decided to invest a few pounds in some rubber 10mm tubing to fit to the holes and lead the water well away from the engine , it has to be worth it in the long run.
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Afternoon folks,

No it is definatly not right, this morning i have cleaned out the debri on the drivers side which had accumulated over the summer to ensure that it does not overflow onto the engine.

norm
Hi , do you have pipes fitted to the scuttles ?
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Afternoon folks,

No it is definatly not right, this morning i have cleaned out the debri on the drivers side which had accumulated over the summer to ensure that it does not overflow onto the engine.

norm
Hi , do you have pipes fitted to the scuttles ?
Yes I do have pipes fitted to the scuttles and mine was built in 2008.The drivers side emerges under the wheelarch.


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I did my own fix too, sealant in the middle to join the two halve then drill a decent sized hole at each end and fit tubing to allow the water to drop directly onto the road, job takes an hour if you don't rush it.
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Where there are problems with the scuttle not pushing on the windscreen and allowing water to get behind it then a 'P' section seal strip can be used and a small bead of sealant used on the top edge.
When a windscreen is replaced ensure that the fitter uses new fixings as the original ones will break when being removed and the scuttle will never fit snugly against the screen.

http://www.rejel.com/rejel-store/cat...ctid/8495.aspx

http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/shoppin...artmentId=3#19
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