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    windshield washer tank fix (won't fill completely)

    anynone else notice that windshield washer tank will not fill properly 2014 mirage DE ? I have a fix
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    Cause = fill tube extends to far down into tank not letting air escape while filling = you can only fill half way
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    Solution = poke vent hole inside fill tube just below level of top of tank using angled metal tool with tip heated
    tool will easily melt small vent hole.
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    Tools = small torch to heat tool + long bent metal tool { coat hanger might work }
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    Time = 5 minutes or less
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    Now washer fluid tank fills to top immediately I will attach pics soon [ hopefully tomorrow }
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    pics washer tank vent

    here are pics of washer tank and tool used to make vent hole (after tip was heated)
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    Cool!

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    How much additional volume did you get from this?

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    Adding this to our modifications list.

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    before vent hole, it only wanted to fill to approximately just over half, now tank fills all the way

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    little tit (for lack of a better word) on right side, inside filer neck, is where vent hole is melted through
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    NOTE: just make sure it is done BELOW LEVEL OF TOP WALL OF TANK , hope this helps

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    Nice! Going to be doing this to mine soon! I had to refill my rain x -20 3 times this winter.


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    What's the capacity of the tank?

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    it is the original tank, so it has same capacity as every other 2014 mirage DE , it is just a matter of being able to FILL washer tank all the way. Usable capacity increases when you can fill tank to top without an air pocket in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by R01k View Post
    What's the capacity of the tank?
    U.S./Canada owners manual says: 2.6 qt (2.5 L)

    EDIT: that's not very big! 25 years ago, my Honda held 4 L (1 gal)!

    So you'd definitely want to make sure you could use the full capacity.


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