Wheres my washer fluid going?

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
My car is seemingly loosing 5.9L of washer fluid over night?! Also i've noticed my headlamp washers arent quite closed, they look like they want to push in another 5mm or so, is this related? Its above 0° out there and i 'did' have a strong mix in there so nothing should have been frozen.

Also its strange as after i first lost a tank over night i lifted the bottle up to find that two of the plastic pipes and popped off so popped them back on and figured that was that, but it lost all fluid again that night so lifted the bottle again and found that the pipes are still connected? WTF?! Since then its loosing a bottle a day, wheres it all going? Everything seems to be working ok (front/rear washers and headlamp washers) and it dosnt seem to leak anywhere when using it and there dosnt seem to be any cracks in the bottle itself. Im stuck...
 
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Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
As it looks like i will be pulling it apart again does anyone know how to get the bottle out completely? I cant seem to do it even with removing the carbon canistor and one of the intercooler hoses, the bottle seems wedged in there good, is it a case of pulling it out through the wheel arch?
 

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
I think if they are not down properly,they constantly allow the washer fluid to escape.

That would make sense as thats when it started loosing fluid, any idea how to seat them properly again?
 

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
No yellow stains in the snow or anything. How do i sort the washers out then?
 

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
No i havnt tried hot water yet, will give that a go in the morning, cheers :)
 

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
Tried warm water and used the headlight washers a few times but with no luck. Its mild out there and didnt freeze last night so i would have thought they would have re seated properly? They are by no means stuck out but they are out enough that the covers rattle.
 

AJC

3rd Gear
Pete, I've had the exact same problem, poured some hot water over the washers and left for a few hours and after operating the washers they have re-seated. Looking at another thread it suggests checking the fuse as they can blow when the washers are iced up. Do the washers work when you operate them? If not then they must still be frozen or fuse blown?
 

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
Yeah they still operate fine so am guessing the fuse is OK. Will leave it a while and try again :-(
 

Pete20vt

Supermoto Junkie
Ok its been sat for a few hours now after having warm water on it. Have again operated the headlamp washers but the covers are still loose. Not sure what else i can try?
 
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