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This just popped up on my 03X. I'm finding a trail of blue water from near the yellow lid to underneath the reservoir and down the wheel well.

I've always keep it near full and I consider myself a "spirited driver" so I'm pretty sure any sloshing around has remained about the same.

I can see a slot on the inside of the yellow lid to allow outside air into the bottle as the level drops.

I believe the blue water is sloshing up onto the lid and finding its way outside the bottle through the slot in the lid.

Why would this start now after having the car nearly 8 years? can the lid wear out and need replacing?
 

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I doubt it is from the vent hole. It would have to be filled to the very top and you would then have to drive like a crazy man on rough roads to cause such a leak.

Does it happen if you leave it about 6" from the top?
 

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the level now is about 4" from the top and there is leaking from near the top after I get home from a drive. I see the wet trail down the side of the bottle.

Just baffles me as to why this just started.
 
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