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Pinhole leaks in windshield washer tank


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Filled up my plastic windshield washer tank only to find it leaking fluid.  Removed, examined, and found a pinhole leak on either side of the plastic form where it slides into the bracket.  Is there a tried and true method of repairing this? Superglue? Epoxy, perhaps?

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You are just LOOKING for issues aren't you?  😁 🙄

 

If you disagree with "Duct Tape Fixes Anything", 😏I'd try some epoxy like JB Weld. Some glassfibre webbing would make it stronger near the mount. (I bet the tank got caught betwixt the bonnet and relay chassis)

 

 

Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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Years ago I fixed mine with some clear silicon sealant on the inside surface rather than buy a new tank from SJ's 

Drain and dry the reservoir, lightly sand the inner surface around the split/s in the plastic , apply thin film of sealant, job done. It's been leak free  since I did the repair  about 15 years ago.

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I had CA glue lying around so spread it inside and outside on the crack, then did the same with clear packing tape.  It was tricky getting down inside the tank, but I used a Qtip to spread the glue and a thin, long-handled artist's paintbrush to burnish the tape. It no longer leaks!

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Packing tape's adhesive will not stand-up, long term, in automotive applications.

 

Recommend that you use a product like this, available at home or hardware stores.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Flex-Tape-4-in-x-5-ft-Black-Heavy-Duty-Duct-Tape/1000344433

 

Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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