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scorpio



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windscreen wash levels

any body checked there windscreen wash levels yet ??if so, how so???????
book says warning will come on screen, but thats not much good if you have just left for a long journey

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Biggles



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Scorpio,
The first thing I do before setting off for a long journey and also weekly is ensure all fluid and water levels are correct and at the right levels.
Did you know it is an offence to drive in the UK with an empty washer bottle. Its out there somewhere. Second V10 Treg on the drive at the moment.

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Re: windscreen wash levels

scorpio wrote:
any body checked there windscreen wash levels yet ??if so, how so???????
book says warning will come on screen, but thats not much good if you have just left for a long journey


Maybe, like Biggles above, just before starting on a long journey, pour water into it until it fills up? Surprised Surprised Malaysia Boleh!
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I think (I could be wrong) that scorpio doesn't know how to check the windscreen wash level. Forgive me if I am wrong b/c I don't want to insult your intelligance, but I think that's what they're trying to understand RRS S/C Special Edition, Vesuvius

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Bobby



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caporajm wrote:
I think (I could be wrong) that scorpio doesn't know how to check the windscreen wash level. Forgive me if I am wrong b/c I don't want to insult your intelligance, but I think that's what they're trying to understand


How do you do it then? Malaysia Boleh!
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Bobby



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Scorpio

Unlike checking the engine oil level or coolant level, the screenwash level has no indication. You just see the filler neck - not the reservoir. As such, you will need to pour water into it slowly until it fills up.

Most Land Rover vehicles are like this. My P38, Disco II and Td4 Freelander are the same. Only can see the filler neck and cap. The actual reservoir is way below.

Hope this helps. Malaysia Boleh!
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scorpio



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windscreen wash levels

thank you all for your advice, i think i can manage to fill it up, but even years ago i had a humble honda, and that had a dip stick device to check the level,

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Long gone are the days of the Range Rover Classic where you had a huge 2 gallon clear plastic reservoir sitting in the top of the engine bay for all to see, no, most modern cars have the bottle tucked up inside a body panel and just a filler neck to see from the engine bay. My M5 is like this and so when filling up I listen for the different sound it makes as it's getting fuller, and then stop as it reaches the mesh filter in the filler neck.

I look forward to finding all of these things out when I finally get mine in September...the clock is slowly ticking...... 2013MY L405 RR VSE
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Post #1381 Wed Aug 03 2005 9:29am
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Simon



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Biggles wrote:
Scorpio,
The first thing I do before setting off for a long journey and also weekly is ensure all fluid and water levels are correct and at the right levels.


I have now covered 6,500 miles without the need to refill the bottle. If I checked it every time I was going on a journey perhaps that would reduce my mileage?

OK, it's summer but I have been using it regularly for bug guts removal Laughing

To put it simply, I suppose it's quite a big bottle, check it when you check you're oil every 2 weeks or so.

Post #1384 Wed Aug 03 2005 11:25am
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scorpio



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check the oil

the oil light should tell me when the oil is low, i did not spend 40,000 so that i could lift the bonnet every week to check the levels etc, nearly all cars today have levels that are indicated on the dashboard,
even my previous ml had a external oil level check.next thing is, that is i should be expected to wash the car.
Laughing Laughing

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Re: check the oil

scorpio wrote:
the oil light should tell me when the oil is low, i did not spend 40,000 so that i could lift the bonnet every week to check the levels etc, nearly all cars today have levels that are indicated on the dashboard,
even my previous ml had a external oil level check.next thing is, that is i should be expected to wash the car.
Laughing Laughing


Pray do tell us - which car has a wiperwash level indicator on the dashboard? Malaysia Boleh!
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Bobby

Mercedes and BMW's put up a warning message on the info console when the washer bottle is low. I suspect the RRS will do the same .......

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Bobby



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Smarticus wrote:
Bobby

Mercedes and BMW's put up a warning message on the info console when the washer bottle is low. I suspect the RRS will do the same .......


Yes, agree with you. A warning message and not an indicator. I believe all vehicles have that. The operative word is "LOW".

But if you look at the first posting, Scorpio admits the 'book says warning will come on screen' .... . Apparently Scorpio is not happy with that and wants more. Most probably he wants an indicator - something like the fuel indicator which will show a real-tme reading. So he does not have to pop the bonnet to check the level.One look at the dash and he will know for sure if the level is half-full, four-fifths or whatever. And he dosen't want to be caught with a wiperwash low-level warning midway on his long trip!

All or most warning lights/indicators come up when the level is dangerously low. To want to avoid this, the usual advice is covered under the 'owner's maintenance'. Every week check this; every month check that and so on. Of course, like Biggles pointed out, just check the damn thing before embarking on a long journey!

Sometimes you can't have your cake and eat it too!!! Malaysia Boleh!
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My Audi S4 cab has a diagramatic pic ( animated ) of low water level in the screen wash resivoir which holds water for screen/headlamp wash. Wink 
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keith



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Re: windscreen washer levels

Does the RRS have a second washer bottle for concentrated washer?

My BWM has this and it is excellent at getting rid of bugs, grease etc.

You have a second button to press for the concentrated stuff.

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