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Mr_Sukebe
#1 Posted : 06 December 2018 09:23:58(UTC)
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Filled my car up at the local Shell this morning, and I have a cm of water in the recess, where the fuel filler is on my NB.

I'm assuming that this is meant to drain somewhere.  Can someone advise where and therefore what I need to clear?

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#2 Posted : 06 December 2018 09:42:36(UTC)
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I've used a pokey tool (thin piece of wire or electrical wire) to prod down there. The drain pipe would come out I guess under the wing area, it's a while since I've owned a Mk2 but most cars have a drain hole in the fuel cap/flap area, my SEAT daily driver does although that doesn't seem to drain very well and I've poked some wire down there
Take care when poking

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#3 Posted : 06 December 2018 15:54:38(UTC)
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The drain tube runs from the bottom of the filler cap surround and runs through the boot next to the aerial. It can be accessed by removing the plastic tray on the left side of the boot and the removing clips for the lining on that side and pulling away. The drain pipe can then be pulled off and removed for cleaning if blocked.

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#4 Posted : 06 December 2018 17:18:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MickAP Go to Quoted Post

Take care when poking

 

Very wise!

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#5 Posted : 06 December 2018 18:18:09(UTC)
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Thanks guys.  Was basically completely blocked.  

Took the opportunity when I got home to clean both it and the standard roof drain holes, so we're all good now, and action man#s jacuzzi is cleared.

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#6 Posted : 08 December 2018 17:02:24(UTC)
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For jobs like this I use a length of curtain hanging wire (the old fashioned, plastic covered, bendy stuff). It will go round corners well enough but there's nothing on the end to get jammed - so if it goes in, it should come out again.
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#7 Posted : 08 December 2018 17:07:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NickD Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: MickAP Go to Quoted Post

Take care when poking

 

Very wise!

A number of successful professionals, most of whom happen to be male, have paid a significant price for not adhering to this excellent advice:-) 

 

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