Eian

Washer bottle leak....somewhere

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Hi all

I have a 66 plate XE R-Sport with Zenon headlamps which include the headlamp wash jets.

I am having to refill the washer bottle everyday anything between 400ml to 5 Litres!!! even if the windscreen wash jets havn't been used. If the car isn't used it loses 400ml 

It has been back to the dealer's for investigating twice under warranty but whilst the evidence is there (and the same issue has been seen on a brand new 67 plate with 30 miles on the clock) they've not been able to identify where the problem is! With this amount of fluid loss id expect a split water tank that opens up with chassis movement but this has been checked by dealer and they say it isnt there.

Jaguar say they have not had this reported ( i know other owners and those of other models are experiencing this problem) but I know other XE owners are reporting this to dealers

The fluid loss can be measured as 5 litres per 100miles its that bad ! 

Has anyone else had this excessive fluid loss ?

Cheers

Eian

 

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Hi Elan and welcome to the club.

A water bottle leak is infuriating and it is hard to locate.  Us old folk who remember the introduction of windscreen washers ofter found leaks in that new fangled technology and we used to shake in a few shakes of talcum powder.

It used to work.

Good luck infusing the source of the leak.

Regards,

Peter.

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Hi Peter, thats a new one on me....ill give it a go

Thanks

Eian

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Hello Eian. Did you ever resolve this. I have a similar issue on my 2016 XE sport albeit more random as in ok for weeks and then all of a sudden a large outpourring of water from underneath. It is still under warranty and first time they said they thought it was the headlamp washer seat but second time they said they couldnt find any problems ? It is ok now but I guess will happen again soon.

 

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