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I might as well piss on my windshield

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by duece21, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. duece21

    duece21 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not a big fan of the wiper mounted washer nozzels on my 87 Jimmy, especially when it snows and have to drive behind big rigs on the way to work. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif I was just wondering if anyone here has tried to convert to a hood mounted washer nozzle or knows someone who has tried. I can get the parts at my work, and with the washer pumps we use on freightliners I think it will be more than enough power to spray on the windshield from the hood. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Any thoughts i would appreciate it.
    jesse /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I don't have any ideas that will help except just take all the parts from an older rig, but my 89 Burb has the wiper mounted sprayers and I must say I like them a lot better than the cowl sprayers I had on my 84 K5.
     
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    Don't follow so close....
    Use the wet spray from them to clean windshield....
    Turn them off sometimes to eliminate the 'smear'....

    You are not one of those people that go through a gallon of fluid every other day are you???? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. duece21

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    ummm /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif maybe its the style of nozzle that is on my arm or could be the original nozzle's and their just wore out. I can get them cheep anyway, I'll try adding new ones then see. I just wanted to know if anyone else was having a problem with theirs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    no, it takes a gallon to fill up my resevoir, and I do all those things that you said. My prob is that the nozzel barely sprays any fluid on the shield and just smears the dirt from the plow trucks all over. Got so bad one day had to drive w/ me head out the window like my dog. Ive got brand new blades as well. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I didn't like my wiper mounted ones either. I bought a universal replacement set that go on the hood in the ricer section at AutoZone for $10. they work pretty good. They put out a lot more fluid than the stock ones did. I'm going to try and upgrade to a higer volume pump when I get back from Korea. I also need to move them back about 3" towards the windshield. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rick
     
  7. HarryH3

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    [ QUOTE ]
    My prob is that the nozzel barely sprays any fluid on the shield and just smears the dirt from the plow trucks all over.

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    Check the lines under the hood while someone else operates the washer. A leaky line will severely limit how much fluid actually makes it to the windshield. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Caught the freightliner thing...do you work for transwest in the parts dept.... ot attp? I work for transwest in the junction store...

    Doug W.
     

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