My wife told me that she put water into the water reservoir in our MINI but the windscreen washer still did not work? I got suspicious and asked her where exactly she put the water in the car.
So we went out to the car and she pointed out where she put the water.
Well she didn't put the water into the right place.
She put it into the (& I'm not sure what it is either) small plastic container with a black top/lid. There is an exclamation mark on the lid. The liquid inside is a dark colour? It situated directly in the middle (when standing in front of the car), at the back of the engine bay,
Does anyone know what this container does and could she have damaged anything?
Thanks everyone for the replies.
Just went back out to the car. There are two bottle alright at the back.
It wasn't any of the black bottles.
It was the white / tranparent bottle with the black lid (the one on the left of the 2 bottles in the middle if you are standing in front of the car looking into the engine bay). It has a picture of exclamation mark and a hand on a book (which I assume would indicate look at the manual) on the lid.
There is a MAX/MIN indicator on it and the liquid inside looks to be a dark green colour.
The black bottle on the right has a lid with a number of "spikes" on it. She says she didn't put it in that.
So by the look of thing she put water into the coolant.
I can't take a picture as its 10:30pm at night. I'll wait until tomorrow morning and then post a pic.
Camera has a flash but I had already gone out a few times looking into the engine bay at 10pm by that stage. I think the nieghbours were beginning to believe I had gone mad and I didn't want to fuel things by starting to take pictures as well!!!
By the looks of thing, problem is solved but I might add a pic tonight after work just so we're 100%.
Phew, my first thought was the power steering but I am glad it turned out to be the
coolant. The exclamation mark is to warn you not to take the cap off when hot or you
can get scolded. Alls well that ends well .
Some people are like a Slinky ........ not really good for anything, but you still can't help
but smile when you shove them down the stairs
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