Check your screenwash pump filter!

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Re: Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by Liam-O » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:05 pm

Bing wrote:I just did this - no gunk on the small filter... How the hell did you get the headlight washer one out though ? I couldn't get my hand in there.

Oh, and someone could have said that when you do this the contents of the washer bottle will flood your garage floor :x
I didn't think anyone would be silly enough to do this :-p
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Re: Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by andysat » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:07 pm

Liam-O wrote:
Bing wrote:I just did this - no gunk on the small filter... How the hell did you get the headlight washer one out though ? I couldn't get my hand in there.

Oh, and someone could have said that when you do this the contents of the washer bottle will flood your garage floor :x
I didn't think anyone would be silly enough to do this :-p
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Re: Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by Stuart Truman » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:47 pm

Bing wrote: Oh, and someone could have said that when you do this the contents of the washer bottle will flood your garage floor :x
I missed this. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall :lol:
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Re: Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by bluestreak56 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Had to have mine replaced when I bought my car as the washers were so poor. BMW did it and charged BMW :thumbsup:
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Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by martusia » Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am

I did not know that there is a filter!!! I will check it tomorrow , thanks for that information. :D
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Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by MrPT » Sat May 23, 2020 12:07 pm

My indy did this once and put "cleaned screenwash filter" on the invoice at £0, which I read as code for LOOK AFTER YOUR CAR BETTER.
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Check your screenwash pump filter!

Post by Thrustyjust » Sun May 24, 2020 12:44 pm

I used a small hand pump ( ketchup style pump of ebay for a couple of quid) and emptied the 'clean' washer fluid into a bucket, then removed the whole tank. Cleaned the filters by removing the pumps from the tank and then flushed the tank out. Refitted the tank and pumps and refilled the clean washer fluid back in the tank. I use just ordinary Halfords fluids , but I use the softened water from the house, which should stop or help to prevent sludging up a little.
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