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      03-05-2019, 03:10 PM   #23
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Well the washer fluid light finally came on today, at 3500 miles!!

Filled it up and it took nearly 6 litres!
7 top ups for me over the whole time I'll have this car then.
Better make them special.
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7 top ups for me over the whole time I'll have this car then.
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Ah but this was with winter use, should use much less in summer!
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Ah but this was with winter use, should use much less in summer!
Oh man.
Most of miles come in the summer as well, on roadtrips.

I could be topping up oil more frequently than washer fluid.
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Since I got the new one, without those headlight washers, mine is like a bloody TARDIS. I tried to top it up the other day after using for nearly two months, and it only took half a litre!
This may not apply in your case but every time I went to fill mine it only seemed to take half a litre also. It just didn't make sense to me. Turns out though I wasn't actually filling it.

After a search here I found the reason, my driveway has a slight slope, I reverse in so the car is nose down when parked. Last time I tried to fill the washer I drove in so that I was 'nose up' and filled over 5 litres.
if you bend over and look down under the Fender edge, you can see the path the tube takes from the washer fluid refill "pan". it's very oddly designed. it exits the pan, then curls around 180 degrees, and then goes back almost parallel for a bit before heading south to where I'm assuming the reservoir is. if the vehicle is tilted too much either way, it will bog down (because it cuts off any air circulation created from the actual act of filling)if you don't pour slow. I had trouble facing both directions on my driveway. had to put the dang thing in the garage itself to properly fill it up.
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Since I got the new one, without those headlight washers, mine is like a bloody TARDIS. I tried to top it up the other day after using for nearly two months, and it only took half a litre!
This may not apply in your case but every time I went to fill mine it only seemed to take half a litre also. It just didn't make sense to me. Turns out though I wasn't actually filling it.

After a search here I found the reason, my driveway has a slight slope, I reverse in so the car is nose down when parked. Last time I tried to fill the washer I drove in so that I was 'nose up' and filled over 5 litres.
if you bend over and look down under the Fender edge, you can see the path the tube takes from the washer fluid refill "pan". it's very oddly designed. it exits the pan, then curls around 180 degrees, and then goes back almost parallel for a bit before heading south to where I'm assuming the reservoir is. if the vehicle is tilted too much either way, it will bog down (because it cuts off any air circulation created from the actual act of filling)if you don't pour slow. I had trouble facing both directions on my driveway. had to put the dang thing in the garage itself to properly fill it up.
I'm trying to visualize this... so, is it shaped like a piping trap under the bathroom sink instead of straight down to the reservoir? If yes, I'm guessing it is to prevent back flow or vapor comes straight out?
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