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Windscreen washer mod

Post by ian65 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:00 pm

Back in the day Elfords offered this mod on their Elford Turbo converted cars. The idea was to use tHE much more powerful headlamp washer pump to power the windscreen washers..... presumably because you'd be going so fast the standard pump couldn't keep up :roll:
Sounds unlikely and I've never come across a car that's been so converted.... anyone tried it?

This from their installation manual...

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Re: Windscreen washer mod

Post by Hobbawobba » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:23 pm

I remember seeing this posted ages ago aye. I was planning on getting rid of my headlight washer bottle and trying to get more cold air to my turbo :lol: haha. Which means a spare motor to try it with. I'm sure an aftermarket and more modern motor could be used instead though? :?:

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Re: Windscreen washer mod

Post by myatt1972 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:31 pm

You'd be able to wash the screen of the car behind you :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Windscreen washer mod

Post by ian65 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:45 pm

the original idea was to leave the headlamp washer bottle and pump where it is as the bracketry holds it securely and then mod the wiring and run an extended hose down to it... I suppose you can move it but it's more work and the pump only works with the original bottle as it fits into a housing in the bottle. You can see what I mean here...

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23
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Re: Windscreen washer mod

Post by spirit r » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:48 pm

myatt1972 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:31 pm
You'd be able to wash the screen of the car behind you :lol: :lol: :lol:
Turn the wash jet and you'd be able to wash the people on the cross-walk.😂

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Re: Windscreen washer mod

Post by KYPREO » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:58 pm

Cool idea and one which i had never considered. It would certainly clean up the engine bay.

I had considered using the headlight washer tank as a reservoir for my water/meth injection. It has decent capacity.

The headlight washer system has always puzzled me. The US never got it at all. In Japan it was only available on the top luxury spec SE Limited and not even the flagship sports model, the GTX. Yet they were standard on the Deluxe and Limited spec in Australia (99% of models sold) and only omitted on the Sport. Same in NZ for locally delivered models.

It seems like it was standard in Europe. Are they needed for snow? Am I missing something from living in Australian climate? And yet not equipped on models sold in northern US states.

I'd be keen to know if anyone has honestly thought while driving "geez headlights are a little dirty, i might need to wash them right about now". I never have in 20 years of ownership 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Re: Windscreen washer mod

Post by Hobbawobba » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:21 pm

ian65 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:45 pm
and the pump only works with the original bottle as it fits into a housing in the bottle. You can see what I mean here...

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23
Ahhhh yes of course haha
KYPREO wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:58 pm
I'd be keen to know if anyone has honestly thought while driving "geez headlights are a little dirty, i might need to wash them right about now". I never have in 20 years of ownership 🤷🏽‍♂️
Yeah this is the exact reason I was thinking of removing it all and making the filler hole larger for getting fresh air in :lol:. With some tubing/ducting of some sort. A lot of the parts on these cars are all over the place aren't they hahah. I wonder if the headlight washer thing was partially due to laws in certain countries?

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