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Screenwash reservoir removal
« on: 21 June 2018, 11:53:06 »

As per the title: is it a difficult job (for me) to remove the reservoir to give it a bl**dy good clean?

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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #1 on: 21 June 2018, 17:44:17 »

No. Last time I did it (not to wash bottle mind), it was abourt 30mins including tea breaks

Bumper off, crash bar off, then bottle is trivial.


Hardest part is getting crash bar back on.
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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #2 on: 21 June 2018, 18:14:28 »

Thanks TB, but I did ask if it was a difficult job FOR ME!
Is there a guide for taking the bumper off, and what's a crash bar?  ???

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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #3 on: 21 June 2018, 18:33:27 »

The strengthening beam behind the bumper.  ;)
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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #4 on: 21 June 2018, 18:38:19 »

Above is bollix... That's to say the long way around... :D

It's four 8mm hex screws and can be removed by opening the bonnet and without touching the bumper.

As for refitting the crash bar... The four nuts holding it to the brackets are alot easier to deal with than trying to undo the ones one the chassis rails... Easier to line up too :y not that you need to touch either ;)

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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #5 on: 21 June 2018, 18:42:08 »

Just shove a hose pipe into the neck of the bottle ..... (obviously turn the hose on  ;))
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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #6 on: 21 June 2018, 18:57:04 »

Thanks DG, that sounds almost like I could do that!
I did consider doing what you said, Andy, but I want to clean it thoroughly and see that it is clean because TB will bully me again for using inappropriate screenwash (technically called by him as "shite") and I don't want to have to stand in the naughty corner again - not for that, anyway!  :(

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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #7 on: 21 June 2018, 18:59:55 »

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I did consider doing what you said, Andy, but I want to clean it thoroughly and see that it is clean because TB will bully me again for using inappropriate screenwash (technically called by him as "shite") and I don't want to have to stand in the naughty corner again - not for that, anyway!  :(

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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #8 on: 21 June 2018, 19:04:55 »

Thanks DG, that sounds almost like I could do that!
I did consider doing what you said, Andy, but I want to clean it thoroughly and see that it is clean because TB will bully me again for using inappropriate screenwash (technically called by him as "shite") and I don't want to have to stand in the naughty corner again - not for that, anyway!  :(

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That's his own fault for buying 40 gallons of it ;D

The above method will be fiddly, kind of precision tetris. Un plug and move to one side the pumps and plumbing and it should jiggle out nicely  :y
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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #9 on: 21 June 2018, 19:09:09 »

Above is bollix... That's to say the long way around... :D

It's four 8mm hex screws and can be removed by opening the bonnet and without touching the bumper.

As for refitting the crash bar... The four nuts holding it to the brackets are alot easier to deal with than trying to undo the ones one the chassis rails... Easier to line up too :y not that you need to touch either ;)
Its far easier to remove bumper than trying to get to the pesky screws by touch only.  FL bumper is off in less than 5 mins.

But if you can get to them by feel faster than that, then no need to pull it off :y
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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #10 on: 21 June 2018, 19:10:14 »

Deep 8mm 1/4" ratchet and call it done ;)
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Re: Screenwash reservoir removal
« Reply #11 on: 21 June 2018, 19:11:28 »

That's his own fault for buying 40 gallons of it ;D
It was the first gallon that wrecked a 125 washer when it froze, neat.  Fortunately another 2 gallons in other cars did no lasting damage beyond being crap.

The other 7 gallons was used to clean the local sewers ::)
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