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    Posted: 15áAugá2012 at 9:43am
Managed to drop the washer bottle cap this morning. The cap ended up wedged against some pipe and other gubbins (too far and tight to reach with your hands)
Drove the QQ home and it had dropped to the bottom engine cowl and fortunately I had one of those flexi pick up things with a small claw to extract otherwise I would have had to unscrew the cowl etc.
Don't understand why there is not cable to stop this happening, other cars I have owned have this.
 
Anyway to prevent this happening made a quick mod with a drill and cable tie. (Might swap the cable tie for a slimmer one)
 
Might save someone the same issue would have been a real pain if not close to home and not summer or raining let alone screen wash sloping all out over the engine/belts.
 
 
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So simple, yet so ingenious.... Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Affman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15áAugá2012 at 10:39am
Yep......the old cable ties also were good for tying on the Wheel Trims on previous lower spec cars I had, additionally to check if the Mechanics had actually checked the brakes as if the ties were still intact, how the hell could they have done it without taking the trims off to get to the Wheel nuts to take the wheel off......
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We had another members a year or so back who did the same (patch) , this mod was mentioned then and he did the same and no probleks after that
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hey, where can I find this bottle cap? I am missing mine for 4-5 years now.
After the (20.000 km) 1st service the car is without this cap.
Do anyone know the store to buy this cap.
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your dealer ( stealer ) will sell you one at a price !!!! , i did the same as the OP has done , if you look on the underside of the cap it has a place to fit a dipstick for the washer bottle , cost cutting most likely precluded fitting the dipstick .....
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Well i am going to try this tomorrow cable tie seems a great ideato ensure i keep the top
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I lost mine in the engine cowl and had to take it off
 
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Originally posted by vuli vuli wrote:

hey, where can I find this bottle cap? I am missing mine for 4-5 years now.
After the (20.000 km) 1st service the car is without this cap.
Do anyone know the store to buy this cap.

could possibly try ebay or a dismantler  one off another nissan might fit .
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All done thanks for a great idea snoods Thumbs Up




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Did the same thing shortly after taking delivery of our QQ.
As a stop gap measure I just put cling film and a rubber band over the exposed bottle neck until I fished the bleedin' cap out of the engine housing
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Just leave it off - saves time when topping it up Wink
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hi, great idea - ive just been out and done mine,
 
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You should not have to do this really? As previously mentioned the cap actually has a dipstick fitted to the underside. This is quite long and prevents the cap from going anywhere if it does come loose from the bottle. I know this because I noticed mine was missing when I bought the car, a few quid on fleabay is all it cost to replace.
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Mine has no dipstick? Although I see a clip fitting underneath. Can't really see the point of a dipstick method if you going to the bother of checking it you might as well fill it up there and then regardless. Ford used to have a sensor on the tank which was a better solution rather than a manual dipstick. Can anyone confirm if there QQ came with a dipstick mine was 9 moths old 2nd hand and did not but could have been lost?
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Got mine new in April 2012 - no dipstick!
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nissan dont actually put a dipstick on the cap now , not sure why ?
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mine is 2011 with dipstick in water bottle its bloody useless
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My last QQ had a long plastic thing attached underneath the cap going down into the tank, I suppose that's what you're calling a "dipstick". I called it "a bloody nuisance", I mean what's the point. I'm doing this when I get my new QQ be sure of that!

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Ours came with a dipstick, we bought ours used.
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Ours was sold by a Dipstick!! LOL
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no dipstick on mine not that i would want one i just fill it right to the top of the neck then i know it will last ages the tank is nearly as big as the fuel tankLOL
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Originally posted by ericos ericos wrote:

Just leave it off - saves time when topping it upáWink



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Mine has a dipstick - even more so when I look in the vanity mirror

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The original item (that's the blue one that got lost in the bowels of the engine bay) had no 'dipstick' but the replacement (the yellow one) I bought from the local Nissan dealer for (I think) about three pounds has a long 'disptick'. But on this point I asked him why on earth there was a disptick?  He told me it wasn't a dipstick as such, but it was simply there to stop people losing their cap in as much as you never need to completely remove it when refilling the water bottle.  I can see that - it's the simplest (i.e. cheapest) solution to the design problem of the original fitment and it works.
 
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