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I came home from work yesterday and noticed a small rubber pipe hanging down from the rear drivers side of my 3008.

It looks like a drain of some sort, but I'm sure the A/C drains at the front of the car.

I've tucked it back on the top of the rear bumper, but wonder if it needs to be hanging down. It'll probably drop back down once the car is on the move anyway.

I've attached couple of photos to show the actual pipe, but wondered if anyone knows what it is for?
 

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Oh OK thanks very much - that makes sense now as the pipe is only fairly short and does appear to run directly down off the fuel tank.

As I never overfill, I'll leave the pipe tucked on top of the rear bumper, until it falls down through movement!
 

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It could be an air vent for the fuel tank I would check it is not trapped or constricted as you have tucked it away:)
 

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Its unlikely to be an overflow tanks are sealed units with no means of overflowing its more likely some form of fume vent system to allow any excess pressure in the tank escape on a hot day for example i agree it should be left where it is if it was meant to be tucked away it would be.

Could even be a drain for the sunroof !!
 

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Would someone mind checking their own car to see if you also have this rubber pipe on your 3008?

My car does have the opening roof as well.
 

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Yes, I have the same pipe on my 3008. No idea what it's for, but the vent suggestion seems likely. I've left mine where it is.
 

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Would someone mind checking their own car to see if you also have this rubber pipe on your 3008?

My car does have the opening roof as well.
I can do better than that, I have two pipes, one either side. The offside one protrudes from the underside of what appears to be a small bulkhead so my guess is they are for drainage. Perhaps the panoramic roof or maybe the tailgate surround. I had to lay on the ground to see mine so out of sight, out of mind!
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Spot on - just been out to mine and snap there is indeed one drain tube the other side as well!

I'm leaving them well alone now and letting them both hang down (as per design).

Thanks for that.
 

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Sunroof is my guess, they all have a drain pipe if they are the opening type.
 

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Thanks. Yesterday I was going on the basis of it being a fuel overflow, until Dautres pointed out the one hanging down on the other side!

Both myself and Dautres have GT 180's, so standard fit sunroof on our cars.

I wonder then, if these drain tubes still fitted to vehicles equipped without the sunroof. I start to see why the £990 is charged for the sunroof option, given the potential differences in the build process.

Not a major issue at all, just really interested to know.

The parts diagram for the sunroof shows three sunroof water pipes (2 right and one left).
 

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Thanks. Yesterday I was going on the basis of it being a fuel overflow, until Dautres pointed out the one hanging down on the other side!

Both myself and Dautres have GT 180's, so standard fit sunroof on our cars.

I wonder then, if these drain tubes still fitted to vehicles equipped without the sunroof. I start to see why the £990 is charged for the sunroof option, given the potential differences in the build process.

Not a major issue at all, just really interested to know.

The parts diagram for the sunroof shows three sunroof water pipes (2 right and one left).
Where did you find the spares list you show?
 

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You need to create a login for Peugeot Servicebox which is their parts and technical system.

The parts diagrams and part codes are all free to access.
 

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You need to create a login for Peugeot Servicebox which is their parts and technical system.

The parts diagrams and part codes are all free to access.
Cheers, I'll have a look.
 

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Well after a marathon three hour washing spree starting at 7:15am this morning (my 3008's first wash), I've now concluded these two rubber pipes that hang down at either side at the rear underneath the car, are not drain holes for water from the panoramic roof.

I used a hose to wash the car and at no time did any water exit from either of these two rubber pipes, that hang down at the rear of my car. I aimed the hose onto all parts of the glass roof, but again water came tumbling down in other places, but not from these pipes.

I suppose if the roof was open, perhaps then they come into play, but I'm really not sure.

I still wonder if they are vents of some sort?

Does everyone have these two rubber pipes fitted to their 3008?
 

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I used a hose to wash the car and at no time did any water exit from either of these two rubber pipes, that hang down at the rear of my car. I aimed the hose onto all parts of the glass roof, but again water came tumbling down in other places, but not from these pipes.

I suppose if the roof was open, perhaps then they come into play, but I'm really not sure.
Yes, you could indeed try aiming the hose onto all parts of the roof with it open, but I suggest the pipes won't work still but you'll have a very soggy bottom when you sit in your car after! :lol:

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No soggy bottom with leather seats! :)
 

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Well after a marathon three hour washing spree starting at 7:15am this morning (my 3008's first wash), I've now concluded these two rubber pipes that hang down at either side at the rear underneath the car, are not drain holes for water from the panoramic roof.

I used a hose to wash the car and at no time did any water exit from either of these two rubber pipes, that hang down at the rear of my car. I aimed the hose onto all parts of the glass roof, but again water came tumbling down in other places, but not from these pipes.

I suppose if the roof was open, perhaps then they come into play, but I'm really not sure.

I still wonder if they are vents of some sort?

Does everyone have these two rubber pipes fitted to their 3008?
I tried with a watering can after our last conversation Brett and found the test to be inconclusive because the fall off water ran down the back of the car and made the pipes wet anyway so didn't bother to report back.

One observation, if the pipes are for the gutter which only work when the roof is open, then as Beau has suggested, the interior will get wet anyway.

What we need is for someone who has a 3008 and no pano roof to respond to your query.
 
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