Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:52:40 GMT
From: SuoTimo <>
Subject: Re: Washer Fluid Kickback

Actually John B is correct without hesitation... If the top 2 L-valves (or either of them) leak then also the fluid leaks on the lamp nozzles. Also it does not matter how one re-routes the hoses,,, It still drops... The nozzles are btw all the time lower than the tank. Another symptom for leaky L-valve(s) is the loooong time it takes the water to reach the upper nozzles and spray on the windshield or other nozzle might not spray at all. I have figured it out to myself that there is kind of balance of "gentle" power among the valves. If one of them has a ruptured diaphragm the balance doesn't work and one of the lines will not spray at all or the car's eyes will be always wet... If you blow air into the T-valve or L-valve gently and can feel or hear air blowing through then the valve is shot. One way is to suck vacuum and hold the vacuum with tongue... Been there,, done that,,, it's not the T-Valve that leaks,,, it is the upper L-Valve(s)... It also took me a while to figure it out - and believe it. I pierced a round piece of "rubber" from patch of bicycle tube repair kit to fix the valve. SuoTimo _____________________________ Colin Stamp wrote: > > On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 15:23:04 GMT, John B <> > wrote: > > >You may have faulty check valves on the windshield sprayer nozzles, which are > >allowing air to flow into the system through the nozzles, thus allowing the > >fluid to trickle out the headlight sprayers. Perhaps you could test this by > >sealing the windshield sprayer nozzles with tape? If this is the problem, there > >are instructions on how to fix it here: > > > > > > > >(I used a piece of nitrile glove, which I think should be more resistant to > >methanol than natural latex) > > It might well be the valves which are the problem, but I don't think > they'll do it by letting in air from the screen jets, so the test > might not work. > > Are the headlight jets on a 9000 lower than the reservoir? If they > are, then it probably relies on the fact that the valves need a bit of > forward pressure to open, so the water doesn't just syphon out of the > jets. > > Since I've never seen a 9000 close-up, this could all be ollbox of > course... > > Cheers, > > Colin.

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