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Exclamation '87 XJ6 windshield washer reservoir

I am in need of a new or near new windshield washer fluid reservoir for my restoration project. The Jaguar part number is DAC3456. I understand this part is no longer made by Jaguar. Any suggestions? It is the last piece I need to finish my 100 point car!!!
 
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Are you holding out for a new one or will a used one suffice? Should be easy to find a used one. A new one will be rare as hen's teeth, obviously.

Bleach and scouring power will sometimes revive an old one.

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almost every car i've seen at the junk yard has a good tank in it...bought one recently for $1.50.
 
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I'm looking for a new one. I have found many used ones. They look pretty ratty after 25 years of use. Plus, they tend to be brittle. I agree they are a rare item. A new cap is easy to find. It looks ridiculous on a yellowed used tank, though. The biggest challenge is turning yellowed plastic back to white. I read one post where a person filled the tank with sand and bleach and the sand scrubbed the inside clean. Has anyone had any success with bleaching these?
 
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Has anyone had any success with bleaching these?

As mentioned in reply #2 above, bleach will sometimes work

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How do you get them out of the car? I am struggling to find out how to get mine out to get at the pump
 
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There is a single 7/16 bolt and nut in the center of the reservoir. Half way down and half way across. Wrench on fender well side and socket on engine side. Remove bolt and nut and out it comes.
 
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Sanchez,

Yes, thanks that was quite helpful although would just say that as with all things Brit, not as easy as you lay out given stickiness of bolt and (more importantly) a line that blocks easy access to the interior side bolt.

So right now, the reservoir is solid, the electricals are as well, and and the line is not blocked. looks as if I need to hunt down a pump.

Other points to note:

1) The reservoir was quite full, so when extracting, take care with the fluid

2) The hose connection to the jet came loose in the process, but no worries as the water drained quite admirably through the two tubes/outlets under the grill...the downside however was..

3) when removing the grille, the plastic peg popped (I say peg, because the other had already popped). I don't see that there is a good way to remove that grille without popping those two pegs., both of which (and the grille) are plastic. I'm thinking now of how to modify this so I don't have to purchase another grille...so any suggestions ware welcome!


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....I don't see that there is a good way to remove that grille without popping those two pegs., both of which (and the grille) are plastic. I'm thinking now of how to modify this so I don't have to purchase another grille...so any suggestions ware welcome!....
I replaced one broken peg by cutting down a small screw, same diameter as the peg, thus:

1. Very carefully "slow speed" drill a very shallow hole where the original peg was fastened.

2. Cut the head off the screw and seat the screw shank in the shallow hole with a fairly generous amount of epoxy 2 part glue

3. Brace temporarily with tape applied carefully across the tip of the screw and stick down either side. Leave 24 hrs to set. Job done.

You may never need to lift the grill off again, so it's not a part likely to be subjected to regular stress.
 
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Tony,

This all makes great sense! Thanks for the tip!

In addition, I've removed and cleaned up the windscreen washer pump. Appears to be made by Buhler, but has a plastic covering sleeve with smiths on top. Interestingly, I have had a fair amount of difficulty seeing photos of this particular pump online in order to replace. It seems as if the pump part number is JLM20122 or DBC6796 or DAC2876 depending on where you look. Therefore, I'm posting pix of mine. Again this came out of a 1987 VDP, although it is likely it could have been replaced/fiddled with in the past especially since the cowl grille was obviously removed.



Russ
Entire Pump with the plastic sheath on top



This end fits nicely into the reservoir bottle



Unsheathed!



This looks to be where the problem occurred. A leak of some sort leading to a good bit of corrosion. The circle is where is says Buhler
 

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Ditto:

Mine seems to have come from Brownslane sans one plastic peg.

I did the same as Tony. Better than ever and hidden from nosey judges that will never see my car. Mercy by me, don't want to give anyone apoplexy.

I messed with my washer resevoir a decade or so ago. It is yellowed. It doesn't leak. The pump works on the bench. Not in situ??? I seldom drive it in the rain, so not an issue. Might mess with it someday, again ! Probably not...

Carl
 
 
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