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Old 10-13-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Washer fluid reservoir

Hey guys, figured out my reservoir is leaking. Sort of annoying not being able to clean my windshield. Anyways, just looking for ideas on how to seal it up. Id just rather not spend the money on a new one. (Yes, i tried duct tape)

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Old 10-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #2
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Drain it and use epoxy?

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Drain it and use epoxy?
Tried that too. Epoxy didn't set right. It was dry too, hasn't held fluid since I bought it. That's why I came here for advice lol
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Well hopefully someone else has an idea.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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So clean the surface really well and use fast setting epoxy it is a plastic container the epoxy will work if dry and clean surface to bond too!

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So clean the surface really well and use fast setting epoxy it is a plastic container the epoxy will work if dry and clean surface to bond too! Chief
I did all that, twice. Still didn't go right. I'm just stumped and out of ideas
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This sounds funny but, take something and heat up the plastic and clean it well. Then use either silicon or epoxy while it's hot. This way maybe it helps seal all the little crevasses and holes.
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This sounds funny but, take something and heat up the plastic and clean it well. Then use either silicon or epoxy while it's hot. This way maybe it helps seal all the little crevasses and holes.
I'll try that out. Thanks for the input
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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sorry, but the reservoir is an olifin plastic.... you will be hard pressed to find something that will stick to it. eBay has numerous used ones reasonably priced...
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:39 PM   #10
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Go to a "You Pull It" and grab one that's similar shaped. I got one from a Samurai with the motor for $10, works great. All you gotta do is mount it then tap into the existing electrical wiring/plug. Much cheaper than getting a new one. Maybe if you're lucky, you'll find a YJ reservoir tank at the junkyard lol.
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yeah, the junk yard is the way to go if you don't want a new one. I just did this for a friend, $20 total and it had a bit of warranty in case.
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I'm thinking the junkyards the way to go too. Nothing seems to want to stick to the plastic. Thanks for the input guys.
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http://www.plast-aid.com/

It chemically bonds most plastics... literally welds them together... and mechanically bonds to the rest, like glue. Awesome stuff. I use it on pvc tubes in hot tubs when they freeze and crack; it is the only product on the market that can permanently repair that. You can buy it from Amazon, I buy from Spa Depot b/c I buy a lot of stuff from them.

Not to say it will work 100% on that, but I'd buy it to try it. You'll find uses for it.
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Ran into this same problem myself and there is a very simple and inexpensive way to seal it up.

P-TEX

If you are not familiar with it, it is used to fix gouges on skis and snowboards.

If you have a ski/snowboard shop near by, it will cost you less than $5 to fix your hole.
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Ran into this same problem myself and there is a very simple and inexpensive way to seal it up. P-TEX If you are not familiar with it, it is used to fix gouges on skis and snowboards. If you have a ski/snowboard shop near by, it will cost you less than $5 to fix your hole.
There actually is a shop nearby. I'll try that out, thanks!
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do you have a soldering gun? I've used 'em to melt the plastic and seal the holes before. Just heat it up, slide it across the hole to melt it shut and whalla!

Just be careful not to burn through it, not to breath the fumes and not to bump your hands with the hot soldering iron lol.
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Just to add my 2.5 cents...I had a similar issue and fixed it with H2O weld (IRRC) that I picked up at the auto parts store. Worked like a champ and now I don't have to carry around the squirt bottle...

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