Scuttle Saga

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  1. vin0114

    vin0114 Funster

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    First of all my thanks to Techno100 for his postings on this x250 design debacle. My newly acquired 2011 Autotrail has had water sitting in both scuttles after rain because of the silly undersize drains getting blocked. I cleaned out both scuttles 3 weeks ago but noticed that once again the drains were clogged again. The offside scuttle houses the offside windscreen wiper where it connects to the spindle and the photo below shows paint bubbling on the connecting wiper arm.

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    On removing the spindle cap this is what greeted me.
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    Had quite a time getting the wiper arm off and then removed the drain and opened out the hole with this item.
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    I found that using Techno's nozzle idea was a really good tight fit so no sealant required.
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    Hardest job was getting the garden hose fitted to the nozzle and finding an exit slot over the front wheel. I've left the pull tab on if removal later is needed.
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    After finding a replacement spindle nut, cleaned up scuttle and spindle then greased and reassembled. Will repeat on nearside scuttle.
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  2. vin0114

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    good to know everyones already sorted theirs. :) Thanks Techno100.
     
  3. John Laidler

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    Did you paint the edges of the hole after you opened it out?
     
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    not necessary, its plastic. did you think the scuttles were metal? glad they weren't:D
     
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    I just keep a length of curtain wire the type with plastic coating in my door pocket to give it a poke now and again.
    But will sort when out of warranty.
     
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    If your still in warranty Fiat will fit you new inproved drainage scuttles.
     
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    Does this affect 63 plate vans?, thought they have resolved the problem
    Thks
     
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    Mine is a 2014 van and it also had the problems until I read Techno's fix.

    John.
     
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    Today I sorted the remaining nearside scuttle with Techno's
     

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