Date: 26 Oct 2005 21:46:12 -0700
From: "yaofeng" <>
Subject: Re: Washer bottle access - 9000

Pidgeonpost wrote: > "David Clark" <> wrote in message > news:djlin4$msd$ > > Typical... :o( > > > > I was optimistic there might have been a trick of the trade. > > > > Cheers! > > > > > > "yaofeng" <> wrote in message > > > >> There could be a number of sources for the leak. It could be the hose > >> coming loose from the bottle of the fittings, or the bottle itself. Am > >> afraid you'll have to remove the wheel arch to look. > >> > > > > > > > Dave...just tackled a similar job myself. It's straightforward enough if > you're a d-i-y-er, though probably worth replacing both non-return valves > while you're about it. However, of you remove the small oval inspection > cover in the wheelarch lining, clean it up and put it back *before* you > replace the lining. I didn't and had to remove the lining again as the > inspection thingy wouldn't pop into place otherwise. Check earlier postings > on the ng - a couple of people suggested that you can replace this cover > from under the bonnet.....have fun.... :o) I recommend not to touch the oval rubber plug. First of all you won't see the washer bottle if you remove the plug. You can only see the crank pulley from the hole. Secondly, to me, the rubber plug is really redundant. I have never found it useful even for inspecting the pulley.

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