What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

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hamlet101
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What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

Post by hamlet101 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:59 pm

See picture:
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Was this hose supposed to be connected to anything? It must just be flapping about while I'm driving.

I am getting spots of oil on my drive, and the front of the engine looks very dirty with oil, but it doesn't seem to need topping up between changes.

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Re: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

Post by caprixpack » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:27 pm

Drain tube from the fuel filter housing.
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Re: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

Post by Welly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 am

I'd be more concerned about that diesel leak!
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Re: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

Post by hamlet101 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm

so this hose is supposed to be there, swinging in the breeze? Could it actually be a diesel leak from the filter leaving spots on my drive, instead of oil then? Wondering if there is an easy way to tell, if i leave some paper under the car one night.

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Re: What is this dangling hose on front of my engine?

Post by caprixpack » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 pm

That's how it is on mine, seems a bit half arsed but I guess that's how they are. It might be worth just checking that the bleed screw is tight, if there's diesel in the tube it's most likely leaking.
1984 924 2.0 n/a crystal Green - The daily
2005 VW Passat tdi 130 Highline, now 170bhp & 290ft/lb
2000 Peugeot 406 2.0 hdi - stood for 4 years, fresh mot and mostly working.

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