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Zeb
Filled up the washer bottle today..........then it leaked out under the engine tray. :( ............Then it stopped. :D .......and it hasn't shown up as being empty on the ipk.....so......is it broke? Or do I just need to not put much water in it? :?

Posted 30 Oct 2010, 11:20 #1 

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SpongeBob
Has one of the pipes come adrift? I might be making it up but do each set of jets (ie windscreen, headlamp, rear window) have it's own hose attached to the bottle?

Another answer:
Is the bottle cracked somewhere or perhaps (most likely) the filler tube has come out?

Posted 30 Oct 2010, 11:47 #2 

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Zeb
My bet is the filler tube.....assuming it can come out....oh well, no time to take the undertray / bumper off for a few days at least so I will just have to either a) use my wash wipe a fair bit to reduce the level or b) go slowly round corners so as not to slosh it out........ :?



That'll be a) then... :lol:

Posted 30 Oct 2010, 13:38 #3 

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James.uk
Have you tried "radseal" zeb? :lol: :gmc:
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Posted 30 Oct 2010, 20:34 #4 

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Ragman
Washer bottle on the V8 is a one piece item, and very hard to find spares

Bumper off job to get at

I've heard the 1.8T is similar

Once I've unpacked from the move I'll take a look at my spare to see if I can see any likely failure points

Posted 30 Oct 2010, 23:12 #5 

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MrB
Just to clear this up for everyone Carl, is this for the V8 or the ZT-T?

I personally reckon that the pump has come loose, as happened with mine, and that the fluid is coming out around there.
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Posted 30 Oct 2010, 23:15 #6 

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Zeb
Cheers Colin....it isn't urgent....I will take the undertray off and have a look this week and report back on what I find... :?

Yes, t'is the V8 we are talking about...

Posted 31 Oct 2010, 08:10 #7 

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Bernard
Here is a pic of mine before repair. It was twisted through about 30 degrees.

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I could not find a new one so I had it repaired.

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Excuse photo quality, I had only my phone with me.

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The filler neck is detachable but I doubt that's your problem. The pump seals are a bit airy-fairy though.
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 10:03 #8 

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James.uk
Good grief, what an abortionate design!!! Still, made in the USA innit... nuff said.... :shock: :stirer: :lol:
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 13:44 #9 

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Bernard
James.uk wrote:Good grief, what an abortionate design!!! Still, made in the USA innit... nuff said.... :shock: :stirer: :lol:
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Er, no! It's one of ours, nothing to do with the Mustang.
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 13:55 #10 

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James.uk
Oh my good gawd! that is soooo embarrassing innit.. :o :em: .

I think we should ban all V8's from future meetings in order to keep the awfull thing from being seen in public eh..... :em: :em:

The very least we can do is make sure any V8's that are around keep their bonnets firmly shut!! :shock:

I've not seen anything that badly misshapen since granny caught her tits in the mangle! :shock: :lol:
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 14:11 #11 

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Bernard
James.uk wrote:Oh my good gawd! that is soooo embarrassing innit.. :o :em: .

I think we should ban all V8's from future meetings in order to keep the awfull thing from being seen in public eh..... :em: :em:

The very least we can do is make sure any V8's that are around keep their bonnets firmly shut!! :shock:

I've not seen anything that badly misshapen since granny caught her tits in the mangle! :shock: :lol:
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Don't worry James, you cannot see even a tiny part of it without taking the bumper off. ;)
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 14:31 #12 

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JohnDotCom
Think that's similar to one of the 1.8 marques.
May well have one of them..........if in no hurry. :em: :gmc:
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 19:09 #13 

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Bernard
JohnDotCom wrote:Think that's similar to one of the 1.8 marques.
May well have one of them..........if in no hurry. :em: :gmc:


That would be good. Let me know if you find it. :D
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Posted 31 Oct 2010, 19:15 #14 

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Zeb
Thanks Bernard, that is helpful! Gotta say though, it is nowt like the one I took off the 1.8 I just scrapped.....not even remotely close... :confused:

Posted 01 Nov 2010, 09:25 #15 

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JohnDotCom
It's the 1.8T that is similar to V8 from memory Zeb.
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Posted 01 Nov 2010, 13:08 #16 

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Jürgen
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What's the capacity of that washer bottle? Looks like a well thought design to me, using every space available.
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Posted 03 Nov 2010, 12:53 #17 

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takestock
Pretty certain it is the same as the 1.8T AUTO ;)

The washer bottle is moved to the other wing on the 1.8t auto ( passenger side) due to the prescence of a cooling fan for the 1.8 auto gearbox fluid. It lives in the drivers side wheel arch.

( not a lot of people know that :D)

And here is the rare second cooling fan from the 1.8T Auto
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Now the seller may also have the water bottle Zeb ;) ,

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Posted 03 Nov 2010, 14:12 #18 

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SpongeBob
takestock wrote:God I'm good :D :D :D


Having a nice day then, Dave? 8-) :lol:

Posted 03 Nov 2010, 16:42 #19 

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Zeb
Errrrmm....actually the washer bottle for the V8 turns out to be unique to the V8... :D

Info courtesy of Tim on the 260s site....

Posted 03 Nov 2010, 17:44 #20 


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