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by Astonatic
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

Hi, I had this problem 15months ago. Mine would dump the full bottle on a 100 mile journey. After filling the bottle up 5-6 times I investigated and eventually came to the conclusion that the design of the system had created a venturi effect on the washer bottle. After a bit of trial and error I sto...
by Astonatic
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

added 3 litres today since last check 3 weeks ago. No puddles, water consumption reasonable considering weather and state of roads. Problem solved but how jaguar are going to react to the solution is anyone's guess!
by Astonatic
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Sick of this vibration
Replies: 65
Views: 15707

Re: Car Vibrates When Idling

Just noticed vibration and noise whilst sitting at traffics lights. Once home, I got out and checked the car over. Engine noisy and burbling sound emanating from exhaust. As soon as light pressure applied to accelerator the noise and vibration stopped. It sounded as if tick over had shifted and was ...
by Astonatic
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

I've not had to top mine up now since the "mod" with the milk carton screw cap. I don't fully understand why this is working but it is. It seems to points towards a Venturi principle issue but i'm not convinced. The filler cap doesnt seem to have been designed to seal like other caps with a small br...
by Astonatic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

Ok heres an update. Played around with various ideas but inconclusive as to cause. I have had very good success tho with reducing fluid loss. 1. Do not fill right upto top of filler tube. (fill up to top of bottle only) you can see level thro the gap in the wing panel. 2. ive fitted a simple "device...
by Astonatic
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

May have uncovered the problem.....once i'm convinced the fix/solution ive used works and there isnt more than one problem going on..... Usual 22 mile round trip and so far today ive had no fluid loss. I'll run with the fix and then remove it to prove it. Not sure if its a design/manufacture flaw or...
by Astonatic
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

Another week and a total of 8.4litres of washer fluid lost since it was looked at by Jaguar in Gt Dunmow. They have been unable to locate the leak but have confirmed that the same problem exists with a brand new car that had just come in. Warranty doesn't cover investigative work (and dealer's did i...
by Astonatic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

Jaguar had car for 2 days. Confirmed my findings and also replicated on brand new XE which had just been delivered. Dealers have raised the issue with Jaguar who advise that this problem has not been reported. I'd insist all owners with this problem complain and ask for it to be raised with Jaguar. ...
by Astonatic
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

Hi, Thanks for posting. I'm losing 650ml every day if i go out and 150mm when stationary. I noticed after a journey on Saturday that although the lid was correctly sealed on the washer bottle . the inner wing was drenched, rear of head lights wet and water had been pouring thro' the inner wheel arch...
by Astonatic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss
Replies: 54
Views: 14028

Re: Windscreen Washer Fluid Loss

Hi Guys/Gals I have a 66 XE Caesium blue 2.0R-Sport...love it! (7k miles) I have the screen washer bottle issue. It is dumping 600ml of washer fluid overnight and more during the day. It has lost a full 5 litres in one day on 3 occasions! I've noticed (can't miss to be honest) Water pouring out of t...

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