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#61 Barry_

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:57 AM

Not had my focus through a winter yet but if they are as good as the ones on my Escort then there pretty pointless anyhow - Get nice defrosted jets, nice melted patch of ice around the jets on the bonnet but still the washer fluid would freese in the pipes (i presume) - even following the instructions 50/50 mix of concentrate mixture didn't make a blind bit of difference..

Still love the new mist jets.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:54 PM

If the mix is frozen in the tank, the heated nozzles won't help

In Scotland last year we had weeks of -10C and much below. Most screen wash (concentrate'n'all) will still freeze at that temp

Need to invest in good screen wash that will as liquid well below 0C

There are a few out there. If you need some recomendations, give me a shout. I still have a bottle from last year which i've been saving. I can dig it out and get you the name. Worked great down past -16C

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:10 AM

More pennies to be spent, sounds like an excellent, cheap MOD

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:11 AM

If the mix is frozen in the tank, the heated nozzles won't help

In Scotland last year we had weeks of -10C and much below. Most screen wash (concentrate'n'all) will still freeze at that temp

Need to invest in good screen wash that will as liquid well below 0C

There are a few out there. If you need some recomendations, give me a shout. I still have a bottle from last year which i've been saving. I can dig it out and get you the name. Worked great down past -16C

Go to a VW dealership and get some of there screenwash. Best i have ever used and never froze once last year.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

hi johnH quick question just wondered how much the dealers are charging for these... as there is a website ino selling them for 15.49 inc p+p
and lenny probably a stupid question but should all of the focus's have that bonet insulation??

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:58 AM

i paid just under a 5 for both from a dealers near gateshead called "jennings washington"

yes all cars come with that insulation, its sound proofing. some people take them off to "lighten" the car or remove them as they tear and dont put them back on.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:14 AM

dam didnt get one with my second hand car.... ford counting the pennies again i guess lol i wonder if i can pick one up cheap... and thats a gd price for the jets i might pop into a local ford dealer and see what they say
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:02 AM

Go to a VW dealership and get some of there screenwash. Best i have ever used and never froze once last year.


Also LIDL have very good screenwash which isn't as expensive as the VW stuff!!! (typical of VAG products) and is every bit as good..... both my Mk 1 Focus Ghia and my sister's Mk2.5 Style coped well with the LIDL stuff in the washer bottle and some neat in a plant mister bottle makes great de icer as well... last winter and the one before that. Only drawback, when you see it on shelves in Lidl you're best to buy afew drums of it.... as they don't always have it in stock....

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:40 PM

Just did this today, nice. Discovered my car didn't have heated jets, or any under bonnet insulation, so took me all of 2 mins to change.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:15 PM

paid approx 6 inc VAT for the new mist type jets.. handy lil MOD, cheers for the heads up

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:25 PM

just received these. the heated type.

bit of an issue, the old jets don't just pop out of place... tried levering them and pushing etc but nothing. any suggestions?

there is a seal around the whole, does this come out too or stay there? it looks like mine have been siliconed in from the excess on the underside of the bonnet

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

just received these. the heated type.

bit of an issue, the old jets don't just pop out of place... tried levering them and pushing etc but nothing. any suggestions?

there is a seal around the whole, does this come out too or stay there? it looks like mine have been siliconed in from the excess on the underside of the bonnet



Hi Mate,
sounds to me like they were siliconed in too,

the clips are top and bottom on the jets mate not on the sides so take care not to buckle the bonnet

but push them hard and maybe since they are the old ones, use a flat head screwdriver and snap off the clips will help you

here is an image of the clips that grip the bonnet, ow and the seal goes too should be a new seal with the new jets B)

currently on a tea break lol im cutting the dash to fit the pod ill update my thread later

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:04 PM

thanks man, ill have a look, thought i saw clips all right but don't want to break anything!

will report back shortly

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:19 PM

Just had another look. Pushed them up with a flat head and there was a bit of silicone holding them in alright.

Got me though, there was a rubber seal that i didn't see left on the bonnet, put on the new one and it wouldn't sit down. Took it off and unknown to me the old seal stuck to the new part. Had another go and it wouldn't clip in. So I had a look, noticed there were two rubber seals so took one off to reveal a slightly angled part which I thought might clip in. Sure enough once it was off it clipped in. Wasn't overly happy as I wasn't using them the way they were made, or at least so I thought.
Went over the other side and the old one left the rubber seal on the bonnet but this time I saw it and I released it was the same as the one I took off the first new part.Tok it off and the new one sat in perfectly.

They're working grand, the drivers side one over shoots the side of the windscreen a little but its grand.

Thanks Lenny!

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:34 PM

I did this mod a couple of months ago and my driver side one overshoots a little too.
I can't see whether they are adjustable or not, i'm sure someone will be able to put me straight in this regard.

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