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    Washer bottle tube

    It appears I have a leak in the flex tube of the windscreen washer bottle which is apparently a common problem. I did some digging and thought I had found the correct part 92224546 but apparently this does not fit the LSA. Anyway I have now ordered the correct part but was wondering if anyone can tell me if this will be a simple DIY job to replace this piece.

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    I know with ve they bolt to the back of the front bar reo,which means front bar off and normally radiator support off.Im a panel beater and have changed a few but i nomally bolt them on to the reo and radiator support panel before bolting it all back on the car.

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    You "may" be able to get away with removing the air intake and inner wheel guard liner.
    This will certainly gain you a fair bit of access to the area without removing the bar.

    Bar removal isn't as a big a deal as people think, but you should be able to get at it with the bar on.

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    I have read with the ve that you can pull the tubing out from the bottle and replace the flex section and then reinsert into bottle. I was hoping this might be similar with the vf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander2287 View Post
    I have read with the ve that you can pull the tubing out from the bottle and replace the flex section and then reinsert into bottle. I was hoping this might be similar with the vf.
    Ohh sorry I thought you were changing out the entire bottle.
    If it’s just the tube you should be fine from the top without the intake in the way

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    Ensure it still has a working inline one way valve. Its just a spring and ball bearing that keeps the line full and you don't f the windscreen.
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    There seems to be a leak in the corrugated U section of the tubing. As stated I was hoping from what I have read to be able to carefully remove the tubing from the bottle and replace the corrugated section and then reinsert the tubing into the bottle. Not sure if I will cause any further problems by attempting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander2287 View Post
    There seems to be a leak in the corrugated U section of the tubing. As stated I was hoping from what I have read to be able to carefully remove the tubing from the bottle and replace the corrugated section and then reinsert the tubing into the bottle. Not sure if I will cause any further problems by attempting this.
    I had the issues just wiped it dry and smear some urethane sikaflex in there.

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    You should be able to get to it if you put the car on ramps, and remove the lower tray behind the front bar.

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    Thanks for all the info and tips. I have been working and not had a chance to have a closer look at it yet. I did put some silicon sealant on the tube to give it a try first. I have not put any further water in the tubing yet or used washers. I still have water trickling down from left side corner of car. Not sure whether this is still remnants from tubing still dribbling out of corner of guard area, or have a leak in bottle as well. I am off tomorrow and plan to at least remove the wheel and/or lift it up to see what access I can get and to see if I can determine whether there is just the one leak or more. I have only owned the car for just over a month but if there are any big hassles I will be taking it back to the dealer to sort out under the warranty.







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