The usual winter faults

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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby simoncoop » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:03 pm

Men discussing vaseline on a car forum. Not good :D
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Mr Tiburon » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:01 pm

Yep handbrake frozen on this morning, will leave it off and leave in gear while it's this cold.
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby molovin » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:12 pm

I read this at 1pm. Got in my car 1.05pm and the washer jets was winding but no water came out. % mins later tried again and and the motor stopped making any noise atal. But just now tried and again and the motor is making noise but still no water. Topped the water up and its full and no leaks. Any suggestions?
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Chapp » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:23 pm

Still frozen?

Make sure that your washer fluid is highly concentrated, this means that it shouldnt freeze at 0* but I'd suggest clearing the windows before you drive the car instead
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby molovin » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:29 pm

the car was warm as it was runnign for about 10mins before i started driving. yeah the bottle said use 1 part fluid 3 parts water i used 50/50 and still had no water come out. ill try unclipping the pipes tomorow and see how i get on.
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby trismotteram » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:19 am

Wouldn't you like to know
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:31 am

The end of the washer jets may be frozen over, so even though the fluid isn't frozen it can't get out
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby molovin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:40 am

yeah i thought that may be the case so will have another try in the morning. The mottor stopped whirrlling though so thought maybe motor had packed in.
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:41 am

Pretty common for that to happen
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby molovin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:45 am

For the motor to become faulty or for it to temparaily stop working?
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:09 am

Washer motor to die. Can try clearing out the gauze but usually it soon goes anyway. Can be picked up cheap from Korea on eBay in the usual manner. If you want a laugh phone a dealer and ask them for a price
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby molovin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:26 pm

Are they easy to fit? as ive bought a spare just incase it is knakered for £15 posted.
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:26 pm

There's an easy to follow DIY on here, got both RD and GK walkthroughs
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby molovin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:43 pm

Mine seems to be workign all of a sudden :) So if anyone needs a spare motor let me know lol
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby thedupleman » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:01 pm

Washer motors are plastic inside.if you use them frozen they break up
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby simoncoop » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:29 pm

Guys don't bother with vaseline. Its not very effective. At least not if your door seals are like mine. Loose. Plus its a nightmare to get off. Use very hot soapy water. Apply some dishwasher detergent directly to area first. Won't be doing that again.
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby thedupleman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:11 pm

Baby oil
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:26 pm

This is getting perverse...
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby thedupleman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:34 pm

Indeed.....baby oil is excellent lubricant.....ask jo
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:36 pm

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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby thedupleman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:38 pm

Where did you find that pic of my dad?
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Joff » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:40 pm

*hangs head in shame* he made me take it...
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Loque » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:56 pm

What else did he make you do Joff?
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby thedupleman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:11 pm

Me or my dad?
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Re: The usual winter faults

Postby Loque » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:28 am

I'm not sure I want to know either way.
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