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I have been losing a lot of water from under my car on the drivers side ear the back. I can see from the forums that the heater pipes are prone to leak owing to rust. However I am not sure that that is what I have on mine. I have uploaded a few images to the imageshack.

http://img33.imageshack.us/i/p1000626k.jpg/
http://img84.imageshack.us/i/p1000625o.jpg/
http://img844.imageshack.us/i/p1000618.jpg/
http://img227.imageshack.us/i/p1000620f.jpg/
http://img87.imageshack.us/i/p1000631x.jpg/

If you look at img844, the circular unit in between the two new(ish) jubilee clips is very rusty and appears wet. Where exactly do you think that I have a leak? Do you think that it is leaking from the top side of that unit? What does that unit do?

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yes these are the heater pipes for the rear of the van and they lead to a unit in the boot (Drivers Side)
I had a fault this year with mine they had rusted through and i didn't want to pay £300 to replace so i cut them and looped flexible hose from one to other and just bypassed the heater unit worked fine since. except no heat in the back of course.
 

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Thanks. That's good to know because it appears that the rusted unit in the centre of the picture is actually the source of the problem. I seems to be some sort of adjustable flow regulator but it is seized with rust. I don't fancy paying for the replacement, so I think that I will do what you did. Do you think it is possible to bypass the entire rusty heater pipe problem by bypassing this entire circuit by looping the hose closer to the engine?
 
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