Jun 1st, 2012, 05:42 PM
basiclly my washer jets arent very good on my mini.. i know i can get more standard ones but most newer cars nowa days have the ones that come out like mist, was wondering if anyone has some on their mini and if they are any good...? and where to get some from?
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:01 PM
basiclly my washer jets arent very good on my mini.. i know i can get more standard ones
By not very good, you mean the water doesnt come out very well, more of a dribble than a spray?
Do you used the screen wash mixture in dilution with the water each time you fill it up?
If you dont and only use plain water the jets gunge up and this prevents correct spray operation.
Before you go buying new ones, carefully clean the jets with a small needle or a bit of thin fuse wire to make sure its fully open then try it.
You need to keep a screen wash mix in all the year round and especially winter time as if they freeze up this can damage the pump/pipe work, the headlight wash system in particular.
Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:28 AM
its not that they come out as a dribble.. it just doesnt clean the whole windscreen where the mist would go all over the windscreen.
yh they have screenwash in and ive already cleaned them out a few times. just getting annoying now.
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:00 PM
I think the washer jets are one of those areas (like getting bugs on the windscreen) affected by the Mini's upright windscreen, like old cars used to have. That styling feature means that the washer jets have a hard time, particularly at speed. If they were a spray pattern, I don't think they would reach more than a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the screen at motorway speeds. Modern cars with raked-back screens have a much easier time both wiping and washing their screens (and resisting chips too).
Jun 3rd, 2012, 09:37 AM
yeah i get what you mean. maybe i just need some new standard ones. the jets keep moving after a while and spray over my windscreen or doesnt even reach it sometimes. its just annoying driving along and cant see anything lol.
Jun 20th, 2012, 10:04 PM
You can adjust the spray angle of the nozzles, and clean them if needed also.
Jun 20th, 2012, 10:08 PM
*can use a pick to move them, and a pin to clean the nozzle.