Ventured out this morning and lost my washer cover!

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Post by kis » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:11 pm

Despite the weather I made my way to work this morning... lost the passenger side washer jet cover! Doh! :headbang:
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Anyone know where I can get a spare? Are Left and Right interchangeable?
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Post by kis » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:18 pm

Ouch. That’s extortionate for something so small!
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Post by Wrighty » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:30 pm

Just parked up to see mine hasn't fully retracted. The cap still seems very secure so hopefully it won't fall off! Probably just frozen up
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Post by buzyg » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:36 pm

Mucky Zeds. :o :driving: :thumbsup:
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Post by Wrighty » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:45 pm

buzyg wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Mucky Zeds. :o :driving: :thumbsup:
I know it annoys me so much! :thumbsdown: 70 miles a day so it can't be helped, means I get to clean it regularly though :thumbsup:

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Post by Mark-Z4 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:53 pm

I bought mine from him :thumbsup:
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Post by Ewazix » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:17 pm

kis wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Despite the weather I made my way to work this morning... lost the passenger side washer jet cover! Doh! :headbang:

Anyone know where I can get a spare? Are Left and Right interchangeable?
Just check that the diamond shaped clip is still in place on top of the pop-up washer, unfortunately they often come off with the cover and the clip comes as part of the washer and is not sold separately. Both the clip and the cover are handed and are not interchangeable L - R.
See previous threads for more info and a pic https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 1248&hilit
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Post by kis » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:39 pm

buzyg wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Mucky Zeds. :o :driving: :thumbsup:
I know, really disgusting driving weather. Needed to spray the windscreen every minute to clear the salt/dirt build up! I dread to think how dirty it is come wash time!
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1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 320ci, E46 M3, E90 (x2)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
X5 - E53, E70
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Post by kis » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:41 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:17 pm
kis wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Despite the weather I made my way to work this morning... lost the passenger side washer jet cover! Doh! :headbang:

Anyone know where I can get a spare? Are Left and Right interchangeable?
Just check that the diamond shaped clip is still in place on top of the pop-up washer, unfortunately they often come off with the cover and the clip comes as part of the washer and is not sold separately. Both the clip and the cover are handed and are not interchangeable L - R.
See previous threads for more info and a pic https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 1248&hilit
Great, I’m sure I didn’t see it when I took a peak into the hole :cry:
Annoying thing is I don’t even use the headlight washer. Deactivated it.
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1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 320ci, E46 M3, E90 (x2)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71
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Post by srhutch » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:25 pm

I’m sure I only paid around half that from my main dealer a cou0le of years ago.
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Post by Ewazix » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 pm

srhutch wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:25 pm
I’m sure I only paid around half that from my main dealer a cou0le of years ago.
That one is primed, I had an un-primed one from the dealer cheaper a few years back and painted it. A colour matched cover from BMW costs over £45! :cry:

I had previously wondered if the retaining clips could be 3D printed and it now looks like someone is, I've no idea if they are any good and won't just ship your new cover but must be worth buying to see if it looks OK. Buying a complete washer unit is the only way to get a retaining clip from BMW and cost £80 or so. https://www.shapeways.com/product/WY58J ... z4-e85-e86
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Post by Swiftly » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:06 am

Ewazix wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 pm
srhutch wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:25 pm
I’m sure I only paid around half that from my main dealer a cou0le of years ago.
That one is primed, I had an un-primed one from the dealer cheaper a few years back and painted it. A colour matched cover from BMW costs over £45! :cry:

I had previously wondered if the retaining clips could be 3D printed and it now looks like someone is, I've no idea if they are any good and won't just ship your new cover but must be worth buying to see if it looks OK. Buying a complete washer unit is the only way to get a retaining clip from BMW and cost £80 or so. https://www.shapeways.com/product/WY58J ... z4-e85-e86
I read on another forum a while back that the diamond shaped retaining clips are also a shared part with the Volvo XC90 headlight washer jets and are interchangeable with BMW. I've not actually confirmed this myself, but thought I would share it since it might be cheaper to buy the Volvo unit just for the clip alone.
http://www.partsmonster.co.uk/genuine-volvo-xc90-03-06-headlamp--headlight-washer-jet--nozzle-right-17982-p.asp
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Post by kis » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:19 am

Hmm! Will look into the Volvo thing, thank you Swiftly :thumbsup:
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1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 320ci, E46 M3, E90 (x2)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
X5 - E53, E70
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Post by srhutch » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:28 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 pm
srhutch wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:25 pm
I’m sure I only paid around half that from my main dealer a cou0le of years ago.
That one is primed, I had an un-primed one from the dealer cheaper a few years back and painted it. A colour matched cover from BMW costs over £45! :cry:

I had previously wondered if the retaining clips could be 3D printed and it now looks like someone is, I've no idea if they are any good and won't just ship your new cover but must be worth buying to see if it looks OK. Buying a complete washer unit is the only way to get a retaining clip from BMW and cost £80 or so. https://www.shapeways.com/product/WY58J ... z4-e85-e86
I'm sure mine was primed, will have to check the price paid now.

Regarding the dimaond clip, from memory somebody has printed them. Think there is a model in thingverse.
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