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billy_boy_2010
28-11-10, 09:13 PM
Hi guys- must make this quick!

Tried to replace the windscreen wash in my dads 182. Opened what I thought (it may not be!!!) may be the windscreen wash top- and found the lid and opening contained a mayonnaise substance.

I know this is a really bad sign if it’s the oil top. :S

I have circled the bottle that I opened and saw it in. What is this bottle?

http://yfrog.com/65clio2dj

http://yfrog.com/6eclio1fj


Also where is the windscreen washer?

Pardon my ignorance lol.

Thanks!

Cue
28-11-10, 09:37 PM
iirc thats the brake fluid bottle... when was it last changed?

the washer bottle is just above it in your picture to the right - nearer the wind screen

hoolio
28-11-10, 09:44 PM
Was just going to say I hope you have not topped that up with water as its the brake too up bottle.

bearne1
28-11-10, 10:11 PM
That's the power steering fluid and often has gunk under cap.

BenG
28-11-10, 10:22 PM
Yes that is the power steering.
In the first pic, the windscreen washer cap is located just above the cap which you have circled, next to the leaves.

hoolio
28-11-10, 10:25 PM
That's the power steering fluid and often has gunk under cap.
You're not wrong, brake fluid is the other side.

StevieH
28-11-10, 10:28 PM
WOW thought I'd logged into cliosport there #-o "yeah thats the brake resevoir" LOL

Thats genuinely shocking, when was the last time you chaps checked your brake fluid levels?

BenG
28-11-10, 10:32 PM
WOW thought I'd logged into cliosport there "yeah thats the brake resevoir" LOL

Thats genuinely shocking, when was the last time you chaps checked your brake fluid levels?

Not as bad as nearly topping it up with windscreen washer though!

StevieH
28-11-10, 10:35 PM
I actually know a girl who topped it up with water, bless :D

bearne1
28-11-10, 10:47 PM
Oops!

The smell of the fluids gives it away - not really rocket science and only takes a few seconds to read the handbook!

hoolio
28-11-10, 10:50 PM
WOW thought I'd logged into cliosport there #-o "yeah thats the brake resevoir" LOL

Thats genuinely shocking, when was the last time you chaps checked your brake fluid levels?

Never, I get other people to do it for me. :-) you're right though lazy reply whilst doing something else.

nickboazracing
28-11-10, 11:12 PM
Oops!

The smell of the fluids gives it away - not really rocket science and only takes a few seconds to read the handbook!

Or look at the symbol on the cap...

billy_boy_2010
28-11-10, 11:55 PM
Ok lets clear this up.....

it was dark and i couldn't see the markings on the cap- so i removed to look at the symbol in the light (clearly not for windscreen wash!). Its was then i noticed the mayo lol!

So, it seems that the mayo at this place isn't as serious as it is if found in the engine- but its worth looking into when the brake fluid was changed??

Will look at the car history for sure.

Thanks! :)

son of solo
29-11-10, 11:11 AM
it isnt serious all the time when found in the engine (under the oil cap), lots of short trips can cause it to build up, something to do with the oil vapour condensing with cold air vapour in the top of the engine if things dont get hot enough throughout the engine.
but...if there are signs of oil in the coolent, and mayo on the dip stick its serious.

T5PHY
29-11-10, 03:47 PM
As said its the PAS fluid.

I would check that your system doesn't have any leaks. Mine looked like that when the pressure switch wraped its hand in and satrted peeing fluid out all the time. I'd check to see if you have any leaks but it no major problem.

HTH