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Topping up my screen wash this morning I suddenly realised after the third two litre jug something was wrong? It was pouring out of the bottom as fast as it was going in the top! LOL

Does the tank have an over flow or am I buying a new one?
 

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Topping up my screen wash this morning I suddenly realised after the third two litre jug something was wrong? It was pouring out of the bottom as fast as it was going in the top! LOL

Does the tank have an over flow or am I buying a new one?
May have to do an inspection to see if the windshield washer reservoir has cracked or if it's one of the rubber grommets that have gone bad. There is a link to where it is located in the R170. Please do a search.
 

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the washer bottle on a r170 is behind the wheel arch liner under the off side front wing remove the liner and the large white bottle is secured with one 10mm bolt then slides forward off its rubber mounts
 

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Topping up my screen wash this morning I suddenly realised after the third two litre jug something was wrong? It was pouring out of the bottom as fast as it was going in the top! LOL

Does the tank have an over flow or am I buying a new one?
Telling the truth I never paid attention to it but does the washer fluid reservoir should fill to the top, up to the closing cap so you can see it's full? I was always able to fill it with about 7 liters of washing fluid but noticed whenever it was supposed to be full the fluid never came up to the top so I could actually see it's full. It just drained somewhere under the car... Is it supposed to be that way?
Sort of same question. Just want to see if it's supposed to be like that? :tazz:
 

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I recently had a problem with mine , and on getting the bottle out , realised it was fine but the neck that holds half a litre itself that is removable from the bottle was leaking where it connects onto said bottle........... just made the joint good with some nice warm pliable electrical tape and gave everything a good clean and wash out while I was there , plus cleaning inside the wing itself
 

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the washer bottle on a r170 is behind the wheel arch liner under the off side front wing remove the liner and the large white bottle is secured with one 10mm bolt then slides forward off its rubber mounts
Sorry, English is not my first language, so I just got to ask: do you mean remove the liner from the "wheel side"? How do you do that?
 

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Are there specific part numbers for the primary seals? (neck to tank, pump, float level (?)) Or do we just need to buy generic O-rings? Since my level light comes one within a day of a refill, I would suspect it's one of the lower seals (or a cracked tank) . . .

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About to look at mine . . .

Got the car up on the jack, the wheel off, and some bricks snugly under the rear end of the lower A-arm.

It looks like there are a total of 7 fasteners holding the liner in place. The liner seems to start in front of the wheel centerline near where the upper and lower front fascia joins, then goes up and over the wheel arch; extending all the way back, interlocking into the body. Five of the fasteners are in the wheel arch and two are benieth the body. (See the attached pictures, fasteners are circled in red and blue. BTW, shouldn't there be a panel covering the area circled in yellow?)

Seems like it would take a lot of manipulation of the liner to contort it in and out of place . . . or am I missing something? (The information shown on the 171 looks like the panel doesn't extend as far forward.)

Any help/thoughts would be appreciated . . . Or I might just pop the fasteners and see what I can do.

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So what I thought was a bit true. The liner is sort of trapped under the edge of the body and the lower side molding. The side molding is flexible at the edge, but not at the body seam, obviously I don't want to break it! So I can almost get to the tank. When I pulled the liner to the position in the picture, I heard a clank, and noticed that there was no screw in the tank mounting hole. I managed to recover the screw, and I was able to rethread it, but as you can see in the picture, it's a bit rusty. Perhaps, after coming loose, it had allowed the tank to rattle around. I filled the tank up past the first lower grommet, and haven't noted any leaks. The hoses and their clams look solid. (I'm hoping that the rattling around hasn't worn a hole in the plastic!)

If I could get the liner the rest of the way out it would be a lot easier to look at the tank. I'll try to get the tank unhooked enough where I can look at it . . .

VVV NEW VVV

Finally, some success! You really have to twist the liner clockwise (when looking down) about the front corner of the lower molding while pushing it inwards. It is still a wrestling match! But I'm still fighting things that are too tight to work with. There seems to be enough play in the lines to pull the tank out, but not enough slack in the fill hose. And I can't seem to get the fill hose disconnected from the fill nozzle. I can move one relative to the other, but I can't get seem to get them to move far enough to disengage. :td: If there were seals between one to the next, I've probably messed those up.

Right now it doesn't appear that I have a leak. I have the tank half full and nothing seems to be coming out. Previously I had filled the tank and two days later I was getting a low level light. When I tried to refill it, then it looked like there was fluid draining from that portion of the car. As you can see from my pictures (prior to refilling) I was down to the lowest level of the tank with only a half dozen uses.
 

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lol yes the liners are a pain to remove that circled square hole should have a flap made out of the same plastic as the liner covering it .there is no seals between the filler neck and the tank just a tight fit sort of pops in or out (mind your fingers there's lots of sharp edges under there ) your leak is probably where the pump pushes into the tank a rubber grommet that the pump pick up press fits into or the pump itself or the lines from it. while your under there clean out the bulkhead drain glands should be just above the washer tank on the bulkhead sides they block with leaves and cause 90% of water leaks into the floor area of the car
 

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. . . there is no seals between the filler neck and the tank just a tight fit sort of pops in or out (mind your fingers there's lots of sharp edges under there ) . . .
Dang, I hate being right about something and still not be able to get the job done!! (The fingers have already been taking a toll on this, though not too badly all in all . . . )

I've had the tank 3/4 full all night and not a drop has come out of it; so I don't know if I have a problem now or not. You would think if the pump or it's connections were leaking (with them being down low) something would be showing up at this point. I can't imagine how I would have had a temporary problem, so if I can't spot anything today I might just button it back up and watch it.

Which would you think is easier? Disconnection the expansion hose from the filler elbow? Or pulling the expansion hose from the tank neck?

(Have a happy New Years! :Beer: You're a few hours closer. lol)
 
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