Washer jet alternative

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triumphtoledo
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Washer jet alternative

Post by triumphtoledo » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:05 am

I have found an alternative to the original washer jets that are far stronger than the originals; they look very similar and do not hit the underside of the bonnet:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-Car-Win ... 2749.l2649

You will need to buy the plastic nuts separately.

I fitted them to my 480 after the originals broke. The main issue is where the washer pipe clips on points downwards but there is sufficient room for them to fit. On the driver's side (on UK cars), you have to move the wiper motor/linkage a little out of the way to get your hand in to screw the underside securing nut and fit the tubing. Just be careful you don't crimp the washer tube, when you relocate the wiper motor (2 bolts) to its original position

The jets work well and give the same strong performance as the originals

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Re: Washer jet alternative

Post by jifflemon » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:23 pm

How do they sit plastic scuttle?cover the hole ok?

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Re: Washer jet alternative

Post by 100 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:17 am

I've used these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-S ... 2749.l2649

They hit the bottom of the bonnet unless you remove the small washer you can see in the image. Fairly similar to the originals and perform in the same way, i.e. a stream of water rather than a jet that shoots of the top of the car, which I have experienced!
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2005 Renault Clio V6 255
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Re: Washer jet alternative

Post by MisterH » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:23 am

Do these work for the rear jet as well?
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Re: Washer jet alternative

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:48 am

MisterH wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:23 am
Do these work for the rear jet as well?
Ah! Just remembered who I fished out my spare one for......

That'll be in the post this afternoon!

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Re: Washer jet alternative

Post by MisterH » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:53 am

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:48 am
MisterH wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:23 am
Do these work for the rear jet as well?
Ah! Just remembered who I fished out my spare one for......

That'll be in the post this afternoon!
Oh thank you ever so much! I really must find a way to repay the club somehow...

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Current Jobs to do (1/1/21):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
suspension creaking below 40mph

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