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#1 jon-v8

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

I'm starting to get fed up with water marks left on the bonnet after using the washer jets.

I'm going to order some non return valves to hopefully solve the problem, but does anyone know if these are the correct ones and size?

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#2 TDCiST

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Even with the valves I still think you'll get a little dribble....

However if not, please post your results and it may become a useful mod!!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Search forum. Have already posted this "mod" with pictures some time ago.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

This mod has already been done - although I didn't think to ask what the results were!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

I could be wrong, but most cars already have non-return valves, (to stop the fluid from falling back down the tubes) - mine does

fine mist spray nozzles might work better

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:48 AM

I thought it was only me lol but I have the mk3 mist nozzle and it leaves a nasty trail on my bonnet, when its dry it it turns white its driving me bonkers guys

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

i must admit mine does it as well the more you have to use them the bigger the trail very annoying

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

I already forgot about those nasty marks on the bonnet since I fitted non-return valves last year. During that time I had 3 or 4 single marks (nothing like before) and they where gone when I washed the car, no problem at all, it did not require special attention / treatment like before.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

I think its a worthy mod so ill look into getting some and giving it a bash i remember when you did it and was meant to buy the valves then and got snowed under with other stuff

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Can any1 point me in the right direction as to where to get the check valves n many thanks for your help
Cant wait to stop seeing those looooong nasty trails lol

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Ebay do them for fiats they still fit the ford or banq sell them in the hardware section even pet shops sell them for aquariums http://shop.mobilewe...true&kw=washers non return valve

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

I can recommend these:


http://www.ebay.co.u...d=250863140738

I know they are not cheap, but genuine and high quality.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Thanks guys I will deffo be getting these

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

I run a Mondeo, it already has non- return valve/s built into the screen washer system (if it wasnt so cold i would go out and take a picture of it/them)

All the non return valve/s does is stop (or slow down) the screenwash from running back to the washer bottle/ resovior and the lines filling with air and taking longer to work

Adding (more) non-return valve/s will not stop the bonnet from getting marked with water (unless its due to a reduction in waterspray- so the windscreen washer jets may not work so well)

This is definately something someone has to try out and let us know how they get on

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

FOCA, sorry mate, but it looks like you did not read the whole thread and linked thread (post #4). Do it first please. It works, for me and many other Focus users from different countries. I found this solution on other forum and shared here.

BTW Focus has one factory fitted non-return valve too.

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