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Drain pipe cover
Hi RichardMS – was the piece of hard sponge behind the pipe? – if so it’s 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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