Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 19:24:41 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9000 new owner was Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Charles C. wrote: > Anne Jackson wrote: >> The message from th <> contains these words: >> >>>> The little light was on, indicating that I needed to fill the washer >>>> reservoir...I did, and the street had a fair bit of water coursing >>>> down it in short time... if that's all that's wrong, I can live with >>>> it. How easy is it to fit a new windscreen washer bottle? >>>> >>> It is probably not the bottle, just a small T-valve, sitting slightly >>> below the bottle, that leaks. The valve is a 1 or 2 pound part and >>> fairly easy to change. These valves are the same as those sitting just >>> below the hood and keep the washer fluid from floating back to the >>> bottle. They tend to survive a few years before it is time for a change. >> From the flow rate, I think it was slightly more serious than a valve >> leaking. The water came out rather more quickly than it went in...but >> then, it didn't come out as we were filling the container...I'll have >> to investigate this further. Thanks for the suggestion, anyhow! >> > > The bad news. It is an MOT failure ... you need to have fluid to wash > the windscreen. > > If the bottle is cracked :-( finding a replacement. If it drips as soon > as you fill up, it is the bottle or a pump has come off the bottle. The > T connectors are after the little pumps and they should not leak until > the pump operates. > They do leak without the pump operating. My experience with these valves is that the bottle empties from a few minutes to about an hour depending on the valve failure. -- th

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