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How did Serek do it?
« on: 09 January 2018, 16:12:44 »

When Saint Serek replaced my wishbones, etc, the other week, as part of his attention to detail he checked my screenwashers - no wetness!
Ugh, I thought, I've not long cleaned the filter and cleaned the reservoir, so it should work.
Hearing this, Serek opened the feed connector halfway along the body edge, nearside, and blew down the tube section which led to the reservoir/pump.
Water issued forth from the reservoir filler cap, an d normal operation was restored.
I have two motives for sharing this: firstly, I may not be the only one who didn't know this trick and secondly, it has stopped washing the screen again.
I tried to repeat what Serek did, but after trying several different ploys, I simply could not separate that join.
How did Serek do it?  ??? :-[

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #1 on: 09 January 2018, 16:28:43 »

Not a great solution, it just blows the crud off the filter back into the tank.....it can then block the filter again.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #2 on: 09 January 2018, 17:02:43 »

I sort-of guessed that, but I had given it a thorough clean and used good, constipated screenwash too, so it should not have clogged up so soon!

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #3 on: 09 January 2018, 17:40:02 »

When Saint Serek replaced my wishbones, etc, the other week, as part of his attention to detail he checked my screenwashers - no wetness!
Ugh, I thought, I've not long cleaned the filter and cleaned the reservoir, so it should work.
Hearing this, Serek opened the feed connector halfway along the body edge, nearside, and blew down the tube section which led to the reservoir/pump.
Water issued forth from the reservoir filler cap, an d normal operation was restored.
I have two motives for sharing this: firstly, I may not be the only one who didn't know this trick and secondly, it has stopped washing the screen again.
I tried to repeat what Serek did, but after trying several different ploys, I simply could not separate that join.
How did Serek do it?  ??? :-[

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Those hose joints are very hard to separate in cold weather. A brief warming with a hot air blower should soften things.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #4 on: 09 January 2018, 18:00:22 »

Thanks Terry, I'll try that. It was cold in his workshop when Serek did it too - but then, he is incredibly strong, as I confirm every time I shake hands with him!

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #5 on: 09 January 2018, 19:03:41 »

..... A brief warming with a hot air blower should soften things.

A kettle of hot water does the trick too.  :y
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #6 on: 09 January 2018, 22:27:12 »

Out of interest, what screenwash have you used, as decent ones should prevent this?
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #7 on: 09 January 2018, 22:46:08 »

Um, ECP's finest.... :-[

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #8 on: 11 January 2018, 17:11:25 »

Um, ECP's finest.... :-[

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I've come to the conclusion that the Triple QX shite they sell for about £2 per bottle is little more than blue tinged water, based on my recent experiences of it.

Shame, as I bought a shed load, most of which will be binned.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #9 on: 11 January 2018, 20:24:11 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #10 on: 11 January 2018, 22:02:19 »

Use it neat ;)
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #11 on: 11 January 2018, 22:05:00 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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I have 20 litres of it, Ron, it seems ok to me. I certainly won’t be throwing it away.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #12 on: 12 January 2018, 16:51:56 »

Use it neat ;)
I do....

....and its still little better than water.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #13 on: 12 January 2018, 16:53:10 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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You're lucky you only bought 10l of the shite. I was an idiot and bought a load  :-[


I'm guessing this can't go down the drain, so how do I get rid?
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #14 on: 12 January 2018, 17:22:49 »


You're lucky you only bought 10l of the shite. I was an idiot and bought a load  :-[


I'm guessing this can't go down the drain, so how do I get rid?

Given that we spray it around and all over the place from our cars, screenwash must be an environmentally friendly product!  ::)

How to get rid?  ???  Box it up and send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you.  :y

All of my cars have a built in screenwash disposal unit!  :)
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