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PostPost by: ttaunton » Sun May 08, 2011 5:49 pm

Can some one please give me the correct routing for the headlamp vacuum pipes please? Which side do they come through the bulkhead?

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PostPost by: Pastapesto » Sun May 08, 2011 6:18 pm

Well, I may be wrong, but this is what I think:

They come from the dash switch over to the passenger side (behind the dash) and go through the bulkhead in the very top right hand corner of the L/H side footwell. One hole above the other with grommets. From the engine bay they exit below (or near ) to the heater valve and then run down behind the bonnet pivot bracket and down, one to the lefthand pod and the other to the lefthand side of the vacuum "T" on the front crossmember. The other side of the "T" goes to the inlet on the head and from the L/H pod there is a joining pipe to the R/H side pod.

As I say, that's what I think.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun May 08, 2011 6:29 pm

Here is how they come through the bulkhead on my Sprint....I think my S2 is the same but would have to check.
You are welcome to come and look at mine as I am not far from you.
Gary posted this a while ago which may help. elan-f14/bulkhead-holes-t18088.html
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PostPost by: paddy » Sun May 08, 2011 7:34 pm

This photo shows the route from the bulkhead down the side of the engine bay; one continuing to the pod and the other going to the crossmember.


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