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post #35 of (permalink) Old 11th March 2007
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Drain pipe cover

Hi RichardMS was the piece of hard sponge behind the pipe? if so its to stop it vibrating or rattling. Remember when travelling water being thrown off the wheel will be a very fine spray travelling at what ever speed you drive at (up to 70MPH). Fine spray can get into the smallest gaps. I agree it is unlikely water could travel 4 feet up the tube but maybe you forgot that water can freeze in the winter. I maybe wrong but I would like to hear your opinion as to why you think the manufacturer fitted it in the first place.
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