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Are 156 washer bottles known to leak/crack?

My car had taken to leaking washer fluid randomly.

I have removed the coolant reservoir to have a look at the top of the tank, the pumps and the lines and the fluid doesn't appear to be coming from the pumps or the lines as they are dry and not coloured with the typical dried screen-wash crust.

It appears to be leaking from somewhere underneath the bottle. It won't do it for days then I return to find a puddle of washer fluid under the bottle area. It is now becoming more common. I filled the bottle with about 4 litres of screen wash last night and found it empty this morning. The drive under the bottle area is soaking wet.

Initial thoughts were the headlight washers, but their lines are secure and the leakage from them tends to be the centre connector midway across the bumper, or the jets themselves. I'm stuck.

Before I go rummaging in the wheel arch for a problem that is annoyingly intermittent, any thoughts?
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The motors leak. The hose to the headlight split on mine. On my CF3 there is a black plastic cover - take this off and you will be able to see the motors.
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