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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has experienced a run off from their washer - note we have not sprayed any water out the washer, and this car is 2 days from the dealer.

This is what i wrote to the dealer
" There seems to be a leak/run off of some sort from the window washer valve.
If you notice in the picture there is a whitish substance that comes out of it. Im not sure if this is from the polish that is used in the preparation work before delivery, but i had seen this on Saturday evening and rinsed it first with some fresh water, followed up by drying it with a chamois cloth. However after driving on Sunday we noticed it came back."


 

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Yes, a few people have had that including me.

Is it hot weather where you are? I had it in the hot sunshine, but not for ages now since the weather cooled down.
 

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Yes, a few people have had that including me.

Is it hot weather where you are? I had it in the hot sunshine, but not for ages now since the weather cooled down.
Yep, im in Australia, as you can imagine warm would be an understatement.

Any idea what it is? Or if it causes issues to the pain/etc?
 

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Well, I think it's the washer fluid itself... it's all sitting there in the tubes ready to go, but in the sun it heats up and expands and some dribbles out of the nozzle onto the bonnet.

I think if you left it it might affect the paint, so best clean it up as soon as you can.

If you search on the internet it seems to have been a problem with previus minis too and some people have had a fix applied that involved fitting some extra check valves into the tubing. My dealer knows it happened to my car but I said no hurry to fix it (now winter is here). I'll see what they suggest when the car next goes in.

Here's the previous thread...
http://www.minif56.com/forum/289-mi...sion/11122-windscreen-washer-jet-leakage.html
 
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