The underbonnet area of most modern vehicles is pretty limited. More and more has been added to the engine over the past decade, which has resulted in a lack of space and the need to find more places to fit the required components.
One such necessary part which has been shoved off to the side is the washer bottle. On many vehicles, including this 2005 BMW 320d, you’ll find the washer bottle hidden within the recess of the inner wing. This means that the plastic inner wheelarch panel needs to be removed for access.
The washers on this vehicle had not been working for a while and the owner had put off fixing them until its MOT. The damage had occurred over the winter, and we discovered that the washer pump had most likely frozen, condemning it to the scrap pile.
With the wing liner removed, the washer bottle could be accessed at the rear of the inner wheelarch.