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Windshield Squirter

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Ant M3, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Ant M3

    Ant M3 Member

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    Hi all
    How does everyone else’s window squirter perform?
    When I press and hold the stalk button down water does come out, but not much and only for a very very short time. Anyone else have this issue ?
     
  2. Adopado

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    Because it is directed very specifically via the wiper I find it effective even though using relatively little water ... wiper fluid refills are infrequent!
     
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  3. NorfolkMustard

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    yeah, it's sprays it on the leading edge of the blades, rather than in the air, so less is used.

    I find it effective in cleaning the dirt off.
     
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  4. Ant M3

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    I must admit I’m still finding it a bit odd ... also, when windshield is particularly dirty - not very effective
     
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  5. Adopado

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    Occasionally people have reported that a tube has come adrift. Might be worth a poke around ...
     
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  6. Ant M3

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    I did have a look with my torch but will look properly at the weekend in the day light
     
  7. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    It only squirts when wipers are pretty much fully on passenger side. So by time they get to drivers side, its basically left overs.
     
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    I find that I don’t get enough fluid on the lower right side (inside looking out). It’s always smearing.
     
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  9. Alan J

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    Feels to me like only the Driver's side really works should both Wipers squirt ?
     
  10. AndyWrightUK

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    Mine's the opposite - only the passenger side seems to work and the driver's side is dry.
     
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  11. dctek

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    The pipes will have come off the Y connector, its a really common problem, I've even fixed it for another Model 3 at a SuC,
    Pull up the plastic cover in the Frunk, it just pops off, then look for the Y connector and I bet it looks like this (at either end)

    "Disappearing" Windshield Wiper Fluid [Update: passenger side wiper hose was not connected]

    I wasted a bottle of screenwash thinking that the washers were just crap, but it was just emptying out via the hose, now it works great.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. AndyWrightUK

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    I should have mentioned that I did look at the Y Connector - all was ok. The car's in Leeds SC at the moment and it's on the list of things for them to look at.
     

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