As I mentioned in my initial, newbie message, the washer water container has a mysterious loss of contents when car is driven - rather inconvenient as this is when the washer is needed! There is no loss when vehicle parked, engine running or not.
Garage had the car today and said that only a cupful of water had been lostduring their road test. They reckon that the container is designed to release some water if icy to prevent rupture. If filled to the top, a certain amount of water is let go. They advised me not to fill it to the top and everything should be ok. After approx10 miles, one pint is needed to return a minimum visible level in the reservoir.
I have hadseveral Ford cars since 1966 and never found this a problem before. The owner manual (page 203) gives scant information and acknowledges only that there is a filler, with a cap that should be closed, tightly!
Most of us top up the washer container from time to time or on a weekly check and probablyforget about it unless pressing the button fails to produce a squirt. I discovered the problem only because we'd had a dry spell and I knew I hadn't used the washers.
Before I contact Ford direct, anyone had a similar experience or can suggest a cause?
Cheers, Tuba Ted
2008 1.8 Petrol Zetec Privacy Glass Tango Red