I wasn't paying attention and poured about a cup of windshield washer fluid into the coolant reservoir. Anyone know what harm this will do to the engine?
or windshield washer in engine oilnjjoe said:Windshield washer fluid is primarily water and methyl alcohol. Neither ingredient is harmful to the antifreeze or the radiator.
Don't sweat it.
However, if you had put antifreeze in the windshield washer fluid reservoir...
Anyone know... where I could buy a replacement? Yeah, did it happen at the dealership? If so, how about borrowing one from the salesman's demo?NatasG said:Speaking of Windshield washers, some time ago while getting an oil change, the technition forgot to replace my washer fluid cap. Now it is gone. Anyone know what the part number for it is and where I could buy a replacement?
Sorry for the threadjack...
To add to this, you might even be able to find a plastic cap off a jar that would fit - I'm thinking about something like the lid of a tennis ball can. Just measure the top of the washer reservoir, and then take your ruler to the supermarket or local Walmart and measure away! I'm sure you'll find something interesting that will fit, and if the cap is blank, you can always write something fun on it, like "deadly acid" (with the skull and crossbones of course).njjoe said:NatasG-
After looking under my hood and seeing the part in question, I doubt you can buy the cap itself from Nissan. My guess is that you would have to buy the whole reservoir assembly.
Don't give up just yet. First, I would check under your hood around the sides of the reservoir bottle. It is possible the tech simply dropped the cap when pulling it off. With any luck it is wedged along the side.
Next, I would try an auto parts store and see if a cap from a generic bottle would fit. You never know. I can almost guarantee a generic reservoir assembly will cost much less than the Nissan OEM cap.