C8 washer hose diameter

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C8 washer hose diameter

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Instead of a clean windscreen, I have en exciting water feature cleaning the underside of my drivers side headlight.

I'm guessing that either a hose or connector has broken, but I don't want to dismantle anything until without having a supply of cheap spares for whatever it might be. Does anyone know what diameter(s) hoses I should buy? Eurocarparts sell 1/8" and 1/16", while halfrauds have 3.2mm or 2.4mm. It's cheap stuff, so I don't mind buying a couple of sizes and connectors if that's what I need, but I'd rather narrow it down first.

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If it's the same as the C5 the genuine Citroen stuff is rubber, 4 mm inside and 7.5 mm outside.

I was lucky with mine, the Citroen storeman pulled a coil of it from under the counter told me to cut of however much I needed and gave it to me free gratis.
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It may be a part of the hose that has come off or split - but then again it could be the pump or pump seal leaking - so you really need to get some idea first of all as to cause.
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The lower part of the washer pipe is number 11 below and is part 643947 and is 4mm x 8mm.
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By the way it's shooting upwards, I'm sure the pump is fine. I expect the hose has either come off or split.

Thanks for the diagram, but I'm not sure what you mean by 4mm x 8mm? Does it start at 8mm and reduce to 4mm? Is part #14 a reducer?
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I think that the 4mm x 8mm is the inside x outside diameter of the pipe, and i believe part #14 is just a joiner, as is #15 which appears more to be a T piece allowing the pipe to be split into 2 directions.
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Just re read and looked at the diagram, i think the pipe has come away from the pump itself or split between it and #14. Believe you can get joiners like #14 to repair a split pipe rather than replace the whole bit
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Yes those are unions - one a T piece and one a simple join. Correct about the sizing 4 x 8 is what the tubes are.
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Thanks, I'll get some 4mm hose and start battling through the wheelarch.