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#106 Stoney871

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:40 PM

Someone here - sorry can't recall who - added a dab of rubber glue to the bottom of the spray nozzle which pushes the spray slightly higher and also reduces run off.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

I have them in my focus and im very happy with them, however we did have a mk3 mondeo owner who had fitted a set and was very disapointed with the results.

That was probably me, Lenny and I'm even more dissapointed now.
Not only do they squirt low but the jets now take 2 to 3 sweeps before the water comes out.
I'm sure my old ones were squirty on the first wipe. :(

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:56 PM

That was probably me, Lenny and I'm even more dissapointed now.
Not only do they squirt low but the jets now take 2 to 3 sweeps before the water comes out.
I'm sure my old ones were squirty on the first wipe. :(


sorry to hear that mate,
i wouldnt recommend them to anyone who has a mk3 mondeo then,
i have to say im still happy with them in the focus though so it seems to be trial and error with the various models.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

Not only do they squirt low but the jets now take 2 to 3 sweeps before the water comes out.
I'm sure my old ones were squirty on the first wipe. :(


that may indicate that the seal somewhere is allowing air in allowing the water to either drain back so having to fill the tubes up before it reaches the nozzle's.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

To stop the water draining back try fitting one way fish tank valves to the pipes

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

that may indicate that the seal somewhere is allowing air in allowing the water to either drain back so having to fill the tubes up before it reaches the nozzle's.


Hmm.
I might try to wedge some thin plastic under them to raise my aim a bit.
Non return fishtank valves sounds good.
I might get a castle and some ferns while I'm at it. :-D

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:03 PM

Hmm.
I might try to wedge some thin plastic under them to raise my aim a bit.
Non return fishtank valves sounds good.
I might get a castle and some ferns while I'm at it. :-D


Instead of LED you can use neons. (fish)

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

As these were designed for the mk3 focus only, they won't be set up perfectly on other cars, it may be a good idea if possible, to have a look at the new focus bonnet, and see where about they are placed and what sort of angle they are at to the windscreen, then try and adjust them to a similar position for the other models you are fitting them too
Just a suggestion :)

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

Very good point there.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

Instead of LED you can use neons. (fish)


How about an octopus?
A bucket n eight sponges, won't need the jets then.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:48 PM

This looks one of the cheapest and simplest but most effective mods so far-a great guide as well! By the way the heating element doesn't heat the water it just defrosts the jets if they are frozen up. I remember seeing a device a few years ago now where you cut your washer pipe from your bottle and tied a little tank to your top radiator hose and it kept the washer water hot all the time. Don't know if that's still available anywhere.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:26 PM

This looks one of the cheapest and simplest but most effective mods so far-a great guide as well! By the way the heating element doesn't heat the water it just defrosts the jets if they are frozen up. I remember seeing a device a few years ago now where you cut your washer pipe from your bottle and tied a little tank to your top radiator hose and it kept the washer water hot all the time. Don't know if that's still available anywhere.


thanks for the comment on the guide,
and ive found a passive water heater, here is the link
http://www.autoanyth...9A5007A0A0.aspx
it even says that hot water sprays out better than cold does, maybe they are right but im not sure lol

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

Easy - nice one.

They might be a bit low, spraying the screen on my mk2.5 focus.

I'll try them for a week or so, if so then i'll just add the old seals on as well to raise them up a lil and see what happens then!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

Put a small blob of sillicone or glue on the bottom of the spray slot so as to lift the spray a little higher.
(I believe it was Jeebowhite that first came up with that idea, if I've credited the wrong User i apologise.)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

I must say I quite like this upgrade :)

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