Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 18:29:43 +0000
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Washer Fluid Kickback

On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 15:23:04 GMT, John B <> wrote: >You may have faulty check valves on the windshield sprayer nozzles, which are >allowing air to flow into the system through the nozzles, thus allowing the >fluid to trickle out the headlight sprayers. Perhaps you could test this by >sealing the windshield sprayer nozzles with tape? If this is the problem, there >are instructions on how to fix it here: > > > >(I used a piece of nitrile glove, which I think should be more resistant to >methanol than natural latex) It might well be the valves which are the problem, but I don't think they'll do it by letting in air from the screen jets, so the test might not work. Are the headlight jets on a 9000 lower than the reservoir? If they are, then it probably relies on the fact that the valves need a bit of forward pressure to open, so the water doesn't just syphon out of the jets. Since I've never seen a 9000 close-up, this could all be ollbox of course... Cheers, Colin.

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