Citroen C8 question?

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Citroen C8 question?

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Saw a C8 today, with what looks like an airscoop underneath the chassis, nearside close to the passenger door / wheel.

What is it for?

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If it's the same as the 'scoop' in the post (link below), then it directs air in from the fan and into the engine protection cover channel. It's part of the air cooling system for the 2.2 engine - probably directing air into some components that are covered by the deflecotr.

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See my posts below that link to see it on a parts diagram as well as Julian's photos.

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Its a 2 litre (04) reg

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Harlequin wrote:
02 May 2021, 19:16
Saw a C8 today, with what looks like an airscoop underneath the chassis, nearside close to the passenger door / wheel.

What is it for?
Its a fuel cooler air scoop.

Its also used for ripping the fuel cooler off if driving through heavy flood water & used as a snow plough to also rip the fuel cooler off :-D
I have replaced more fuel coolers & pipes than i can count on the C8/Dispatch due to this air scoop every time there is a bit of snow.
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It does seem to be too low though and wouldn't last 5 minutes on our roads.

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Its how its built oO , and yes doesnt seem the best idea

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wheeler wrote:
02 May 2021, 20:19
I have replaced more fuel coolers & pipes than i can count on the C8/Dispatch due to this air scoop every time there is a bit of snow.
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That’s odd, I’ve covered over 165,000 miles in my C8 and never once had a problem with the scoop, although it does seem to sit a little higher than the pic in harlequin’s post.

I live in the country and I’m not excessively cautious with my car - the scoop does have a few battle scars but never a major problem.