W210 headlamp wash leak - potentially expensive?

Discussion in 'Engine' started by jukie, May 22, 2012.

  1. jukie

    jukie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Jan 16, 2003
    NE Cumbria
    MY11 E350 CDi Avantgarde
    MY2000 E320. Water is leaking from the back of my off-side headlamp wash and draining the reservoir every time I fill it up. I can feel the leak and it's coming from something solid as opposed to a hose. It's dripping directly onto the "tray" underneath the radiator & pulleys, etc. Hopefully that gives people an indication of the location!

    Has anyone encountered a such a leak before? If so, hoe serious/costly might it be?

    TIA, David.
  2. ringway

    ringway MB Club Veteran

    Nov 29, 2008
    In a World of My Own.
    Audi A6 Avant 3.0 Bi TDI - A Fantastic Car! Range Rover Supercharged - Lovely! Also R32 & S4.
    The leak will more than likely be from the seal at the rear of the black torpedo-like jet units that spray the water on to the headlamps.
    I can't remember if the seal is an o-ring or not, but should be easily fixable with a glue gun or similar IIRC.
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