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Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash #603904
17/11/19 02:31 PM
17/11/19 02:31 PM
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The windscreen washer tubing under the dash varies, but some cars have a very thin walled black plastic tube which is similar to a cable cover, and very floppy. At each end, to assist holding it in place is a thin ring of the same tube over the top. One of mine was missing.

My tubing has never leaked but watching it, while squirting the screen shows that it spasms quite violently, and could easily detach itself.

This image shows the original black tubes. From the pump to the T piece is a more conventional clear tube. The black leather in the foreground is a cover I added to keep water away from the instruments and circuit board.

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This is the original tubing next to the aquarium tubing I sourced from e bay.The size is 3mm. You can see the extra rings at each end on the original tubes.

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Here are the new tubes installed. I used the original T piece, although a new one came with the tubing. The original was a firmer fit.

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The next image is a better view of the leather apron which covers the back of the instruments and circuit board.

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Finally I tested the system and there were no leaks.

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DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4
Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603908
17/11/19 03:04 PM
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My roadster did leak and I did a similar mod. It never leaked after that. I was wondering about offering myself as a consultant to the factory, but I think you'd do it better Dave. smile

Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603914
17/11/19 04:09 PM
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I have done the same, I also replaced the T piece.


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2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
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Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603932
17/11/19 06:47 PM
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+1

Seems to be a problem with S1 Roadsters - Ah! It’s a Roadster, Sir, they all do that. swear


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Silver 2005 S1 Roadster V6 - Henrietta
Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603940
17/11/19 07:45 PM
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The leak deflector is a good idea, as I think the S1 switch panel electronics are NLA


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Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603942
17/11/19 07:56 PM
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I like the leather protection over the electric's, I had a issue a few months back while driving in the rain , my indicators started flashing (right one first and the left, then both started flashing people on the M1 must have thought I had gone mad, pulled in to the services and dried of the water behind the dash, before setting off again
After talking to Chris Bailey at the NEC the last weekend I have a good idea where the water is coming from (job for over the winter) but will look at fitting a deflector asap
Thanks for the idea Dave


Mal

3.0 Roadster 2007
Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603946
17/11/19 08:39 PM
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Dear Dave... I've got you book, sometimes I'm not on your side. But doesn't matter I think it's time for a second book
as we say in german "for runaways" ;-).

Please notice, I want one!

Regards René

Re: Windscreen Washer Tubing Under-Dash [Re: DaveW] #603968
17/11/19 11:18 PM
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If you would like a signed bookmark Rene, send me an IM with your address!


DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
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