Windscreen washers .

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Crimsonrocketship31
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Windscreen washers .

Post by Crimsonrocketship31 » 13 Nov 2017, 13:45

Hi all ,stupid problem just occured,my windscreen washers are just drbbling out fluid hardly reaching the screen,tank is full and motor is working ,I can hear it.Tried unblocking the small holes but that made no difference,so what else could :-! :-! it be.It seems taking it all apart to find out what is wrong is a bit drastic.Anyone got any ideas that I could try.

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Re: Windscreen washers .

Post by FAB_BMW » 13 Nov 2017, 13:58

Maybe pull the pipe off the washer nozzles and see what kind of pressure is reaching them. Have you let them run low of fluid recently as the pumps can get blocked up with the crud in the bottom of the washer tank.

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Re: Windscreen washers .

Post by M60NJP » 13 Nov 2017, 14:47

As above - cheap/crap/old fluid does tend to sludge.

I'm assuming they're not frozen??!!

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Re: Windscreen washers .

Post by Crimsonrocketship31 » 14 Nov 2017, 12:20

Hi all thanks for replies,had a mate round this morning and we took the washer tank out ,cleaned it thoroughly and cleaned the 2 filters which were completely blocked with slime and my washers are now working as they should.

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Re: Windscreen washers .

Post by Crimsonrocketship31 » 14 Nov 2017, 12:25

Possibly 9 years of slime in the filters. Must admit that I never thought about this being the problem until going into the BMW forums where it seems it is a common problem but not any more.

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