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Old 05-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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My Boxster cries...

Blue fluid, under the drivers headlight. The washer well is usually full.

What's the culprit here ? I've tried the headlight washers maybe twice.

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What does it feel like between your fingers? Watery or oily? If it feels viscous and oily, it may be Ate Super Blue Racing brake fluid if a previous owner put that in. If watery, see if it looks, feels like windshield wiper fluid.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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What does it feel like between your fingers? Watery or oily? If it feels viscous and oily, it may be Ate Super Blue Racing brake fluid if a previous owner put that in. If watery, see if it looks, feels like windshield wiper fluid.
Oh, I was kidding. It's washer fluid. I did my own brake fluid and it's clear. I just don't know why one headlight washer would keep filling or if there's a common leak point.

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fluid line feeding headlight washers (at least on 9x7 cars - presumably 9x6 cars too) runs under left fender and connects to front bumper lead on left side - connector is just behind headlight pod on the outside where fender meets bumper skin. It's ~ 3/4" dia black tube but your leak could be above or below there and just running down to the lowest point. Pop out your left headlight pod and take a look.

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I would take the front bumper (fender?) off, will be much easier with it off to see the problem. While you were there you can clear the radiators too.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
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So doesn't the pump move fluid to a tee that sends fluid to each headlight? The passenger headlight washer always has fluid in that little cup next to the spray head.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:09 AM   #7
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Hope this helps:

Boxster 986 (1997-2004) - Headlight Washer System
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Same thing happened to me. I wasn't able to find a solution.

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/32090-windshield-wiper-fluid-leak.html
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Since the washer line is downhill to the headlight it may drain out the headlight nozzle for some time after you use it if there is an air leak anywhere in the fluid line upstream.
Check at the connectors.
Get someone to block the nozzles, another person to spray the headlight fluid, so you can look for the leaky connector while its pressurized.


I never did understand why the need for a headlight washer for a Porsche since I figure that if the car is so dirty the lights can't shine through, the car is way overdue for a wash.
Maybe there are lots of bugs in Germany?

In 1 year I probably washed my Boxster more times than the Wrangler got in 10 years.

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