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Old 03-25-2018, 07:43 AM
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Water bottle leaking in to cabin!!!!!

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It’s my first post for help with my 2007 E70 which I purchased two months ago. A few weeks of cold weather here in the UK and my windscreen / windshield water bottle started to loose fluid at an alarming rate (litres in 24hrs). My first thoughts were that it was leaking straight on the road during travel. I found out yesterday that all the water has been leaking in to the footwells inside the cabin. I managed to decant approx 10l yesterday, so just need to get the excess out of the under carpet foam padding and I’ll be ready to sort.

I need help on how this may have happened and if the rear wash wipe pipe/hose may be to blame? I presume this runs through the cabin but I don’t know it’s route.

Pumps seems to opperate okay, however it’s worth noting that someone took a liking to my headlightveasher covers and ripped them out with the nozzle still attached so to still have the piston unit installed but there is an open gap in the front bumper/fender.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:47 PM
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There is significant airflow in the inner fender space when you drive. It will push the leaked fluid up toward the cabin air filters, and leak in from there.
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If that is the case, what would be your suggestion?
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:15 AM
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If that is the case, what would be your suggestion?
This may be stating the obvious, but you've got to find the leak(s). You can refill the reservoir to see where it's pouring out. You may need to take off the inner fender to see what's going on; if you do, make sure you have a plastic riveter on hand:

https://www.amazon.com/Dent-Fix-Corp...ic+riveter+kit

It's possible that you had crappy washer fluid with a high freezing point, and something burst due to the cold. I used to use a quick lube place near me that I swear filled up cars with fluid that had no alcohol at all. One degree below freezing and the washer nozzles would freeze and become useless.
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