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Windscreen washers not working.

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Gio, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Gio

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    Argghhh... :((

    Windscreen washers have stopped working, which probably means the filter at the bottom of the water bottle is gummed up.
    Knowing my luck (and judging from my track record when I try to do things myself), what should take 15 mins. to do, will turn into many hours, and buying new parts. :|
     
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    Had this on my 2.8 and was an easy job but also took the time to clean the entire water bottle as it did have some algae growing inside. I actually removed the bottle and took it indoors and washed it under the hot tap with the aid of a bottle brush.
     
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    Dumbed-down is an under-statement, they even tell you how to locate the washer jets and open the bonnet =))

    As all 4 jets stopped at the same time, I'm reasonably sure it's the filter in the water bottle gummed up and not the jets themselves, so going to remove the whole lot and give it all a good clean, well that's the idea anyway.
     
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    Windscreen washers now working, as expected it was the filter in the water bottle that had gummed up.
    Not surprising really when you see how small it is, amazed it lasted 10 years!
    Washed the bottle out at at the same time, and re-filled using Sonax Clearview.

    [​IMG]
     
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    My washers stopped working, removed non return valves - perfect. about twenty minutes. Not been working since summer but recently I've missed them lol
     
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    Remove pump from washer bottle and clean the filter. Assuming the pump does run when you operate the switch?

    Tony.
     
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    I had the same issue a few months , just gave the system a thorough clean and they now work perfect, the washer bottle was stained inside so I left it soaking in bleach for a couple of hours and it washed out like new.
     
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    Had the blocked filter twice now on the same car, so added a couple drops of bleach in the water as well as the cleaning fluid. This seems to have stopped the algae growth.
     
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    Bleach!
    Would be a little worried about bleach even though its diluted staining the bonnet paint would be safer to use some Milton sterilizing fluid in the bottle.
     
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