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Old 14-12-2007   #1
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Thumbs down 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

Well it's that time of year where screen wash is a neccessity and you're forever filling up the bottle. Well I used mine for probably the 2nd time since owning the car back in September, usually wash it every week so haven't needed to use them. Anyway, i've got to say i'm really disappointed. At first I thought "Cool, 6 jets of water!" but after around the third squirt it turned into a dribble. Upon further investigation the little plastic cylinder that houses the 3 holes for the jets had fallen out of the side of the main body of the washer jet and luckily was lying on top of the scuttle panel (If you look at where you stick the screwdriver for washer adjustment, that had literally fallen out of the side). I re-inserted only to find (parked up) that each time the squirters are operated, the little things slide out bit by bit under the pressure of the water.

Has anybody else found this?

I am intending going to the dealers next week while off work and getting them to fit 2 new ones (Not that that will solve much) and in the mean time I am going to look at fitting a different washer from a different car.
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

Not had that issue myself.

Only issue similar (kinda) that I have is the noise the wipers make when in use
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

wow...deja vu...I lost drivers side wash on my 100HP over the weekend, got round to sorting it this afternoon. Exactly the same, insert lying in scuttle, well it,s back in again , cant to seem to adjust it correctly. Problem is, is it meant to come out, and will it keep coming out with water pressure.
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

mine wern't working today. probably because of the cold. i also just have about 2 jets of water im sure.
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

I was just about to post a new thread asking the same thing! My 100hp does exactly the same. I keep getting out to push the nozzles back in!!

This can't just be a 100hp problem, can it? These washer jets must at least be fitted to all the other panda models, and probably other fiat models.

Hopefully there is a modified part, or maybe ones from another model will fit in place.

How hard can it be to design washer jets, not exactly a new idea. I think my old man's car had them back in the 60's !!!
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

I've never had that problem and I've been using my washers since march (I use them quite often every week).
I actually think they work better than the washers on the Stilo I had before.
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

Suprised they don't use the washers on the Bravo on the 100hp and the rest of the range. Maybe it is a genuine new feature?

Basically rather than jets there is a wide spray - similar to what comes out of a jet-washer. It's brilliant for getting a decent coverage of water before the wipe. And this comes from someone who had a perfectly healthy Marea 8-jet washer before.
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

I have the same on my 1.2 Dynamic. If you suddenly seem to have only two jets it means the little blighter is working it's way out! I can't think of a way of securing it, i wouldn't want to glue it in the wrong position. Might try some Araldite on the outer end when the jets are set up correctly, it should only need a light blob which should prevent it from moving?
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

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Suprised they don't use the washers on the Bravo on the 100hp and the rest of the range. Maybe it is a genuine new feature?

Basically rather than jets there is a wide spray - similar to what comes out of a jet-washer. It's brilliant for getting a decent coverage of water before the wipe. And this comes from someone who had a perfectly healthy Marea 8-jet washer before.
If its anything like the ones on my GP i find them rubbish at anything above 30mph and you cant adjust them im seriously considering going to the scrappys and getting a couple off a ford fiesta/KA and fitting them to the plastic trim on the bonnet....
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

Hmm, checked mine, and indeed the one on the left as you look out had come adrift.

I reckon this happened during that heavy frost last week.
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

Seems like a pretty common problem then . I'm off to the dealers tomorrow (Monday) hopefully so I will post what I find out once I have been
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

No problems like that on my 05 Sporting. The problem I have is that the washer bottle is too small.
The Coupe's washer bottle is about a gallon!
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

RESULT!!! - Went to the local dealers today, told them the issue with the washer jets and they said no probs, have ordered me 2 new ones and will give me shout when they are in, all under warranty
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

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No problems like that on my 05 Sporting. The problem I have is that the washer bottle is too small.
The Coupe's washer bottle is about a gallon!
How big is it, any idea?
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Re: 100HP Screen Washer Jets - RUBBISH!!

But will the new ones do the same thing? Sounds like it is a problem with the part itself.
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