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windscreen washers

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:35 pm
by clockman
Hello all, I am a new minor owner of just 1 week, (with all this rain it has not been out much)
The problem I would like help with is the windscreen washers. I have a pusher on the dash and a plastic bottle under the bonnet but no tubing to conect the two.
how do I get to the pusher and jets with my tube and what size tube do I need?
many thanks for any help.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:43 pm
by Welung666
You should have a tube from the bottle to one side of the pusher, then another tube from the other to the jets. About 6' should do you with some spare. You'll need 1/8" internal diameter pipe available from any motor factors. I will add make sure there is a non-return valve in the bottle else it'll take a lot of pumping to get water out of the jets each time.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:52 pm
by clockman
Many thanks, I only have an open top bottle at moment so I will get non return valve. do I need too remove speedo to get to back of pusher?

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:54 pm
by FrankM83
Just did this on my van had the same prob as you have I had to buy 4 foot of the 5mm tubing and I think you will need 6 feet of the 4mm one you will also need a t piece and a non return valve (in line) if the bottle is missing the tubing on the inside you will also need to get the foot non return valve I bought everything from ESM

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:34 pm
by clockman
Thanks, had a look on ESM. would it be better to fit electric washers?