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#1 frostman83

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:13 PM

My 59 plate has leaky jets as in when I clean the screen it leaks all down the bonnet.
I know this is a common fault. How can I stop this ? Sealant ? It's very annoying.

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

the only sure way ive found is to remove the wsher jets and seperate the rubber seal from them apply marine black silicone to the washer where it meets teh washer jet and leave it to dry about 15 minutes then apply the same sealant to the underside of the washer and refit on the car pop the bonnet and under the washer jet apply a bead around it this way no leaks again



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

ive got the same problem... i fitted 2 non-return valves and added abit of super glue to the mk3 washer jet but still got the same problem. think i need 1 more non return valve just after the 1st washer jet to stop the left overs in the tubing runing back down... doesnt look like its leaking from around the seal



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

i fitted non return valves too and still have a leaks...i hate it when it does leak, especially after spending time washing, waxing,sealing the car!



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

okay leaky as in running down the bonnet in that case no even with non return valves it still does it



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

Yes mine leaks down the bonnet.
How can ford produce a car that does this ? Baffling.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:35 AM

it only leaks from one of the jets now lol

-------jet----------------jet     is the standard set up, with my non return valves it now looks like this

 

-----(valve)-jet-----------(valve)-jet  and i get no dribble from the last washer jet. so i think im getting the remaining water in the pipe

                                                      between 1st jet and 2nd valve running back on itself. so the next plan will be

 

-----(valve)-jet-(valve)--------(valve)-jet     and i hope this will solve my problem... fingers crossed lol



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:23 AM

on my new fiesta ZS i have one leaky =(



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

it only leaks from one of the jets now lol

-------jet----------------jet     is the standard set up, with my non return valves it now looks like this

 

-----(valve)-jet-----------(valve)-jet  and i get no dribble from the last washer jet. so i think im getting the remaining water in the pipe

                                                      between 1st jet and 2nd valve running back on itself. so the next plan will be

 

-----(valve)-jet-(valve)--------(valve)-jet     and i hope this will solve my problem... fingers crossed lol

 

let us know how you get on!



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

it only leaks from one of the jets now lol

-------jet----------------jet     is the standard set up, with my non return valves it now looks like this

 

-----(valve)-jet-----------(valve)-jet  and i get no dribble from the last washer jet. so i think im getting the remaining water in the pipe

                                                      between 1st jet and 2nd valve running back on itself. so the next plan will be

 

-----(valve)-jet-(valve)--------(valve)-jet     and i hope this will solve my problem... fingers crossed lol

 

Any news on this?

 

I've just fitted 2 one way valves and found the same as you, one of them is pretty much stopped but the other is still leaking a bit.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

Any links to these valves guys ? Easy to fit ?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

yep dead easy. make a cut in the tubing, fit the valve with tubing either end and job done. just make sure you use the arrow on the valve to tell you which way the water flow is going!



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

Any links to the valves?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

yep dead easy. make a cut in the tubing, fit the valve with tubing either end and job done. just make sure you use the arrow on the valve to tell you which way the water flow is going!


I want to try this. So under the bonnet I cut the whole nearest to the washer I can.
Wouldn't there still be some water left in the tubes though even with this ?

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

finding the non return valves abit pricey tbh... but if you follow my very basic layout written above it should solve the problem... if you fit the 2 valves as close to the jets as possible it will reduce the water leakage...

but as the washer jets are set out in a daisy chain style, you will still find water between the 2 jets which can run back on itself and out of the left hand jet (facing the car)

so a valve straight after the 1st jet SHOULD in theory solve the problem..

ive got a pal looking into buying a load of purpose made car washer valves in bulk (not the cheap fish tank ones). so when i hear back from him i will let you guys know, as im sure he will cut you all a deal...



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