Windscreen Washing Equipment
washer is electrically operated and consists of a plastic reservoir and
an electric pump located adjacent to the battery. The water is delivered
to the jets via plastic tubing clipped to the chassis tubes and bonded
to the underside of the bonnet.
The windscreen washer should be used in conjunction
with the windscreen wipers to remove mud, film and dead insects from the
windscreen. The windscreen washer should be turned on prior to the windscreen
wipers to enable the windscreen to be dampened so that dry wiper blades
do not cause scratches on the screen and to reduce wear on the wiper blades.
The windscreen washers being of the electric type and operated by a spring
returned switch will continue to operate for as long as the switch is depressed.
Winter Use of Washers
During cold weather if the washer does not
function immediately, check the water in the reservoir. The motor will
be damaged if the switch is held depressed for more than one or two seconds
if the water in the reservoir has frozen. The washer should not be used
under freezing conditions as the fine jets of water spread over the windscreen
by the blades will tend to freeze. This can, however, be overcome by the
addition of a proprietary washer anti-freeze or by using one part denatured
alcohol (methylated spirit) to two parts water. NEVER USE COOLING SYSTEM
ANTI-FREEZE as this will damage the coachwork and the wiper blades.
The water used in the washer system should
be absolutely clean, if possible soft water or rain water for filling the
reservoir. If soft water is not obtainable and hard water has to be used,
the jet outlet holes should be inspected and cleaned occasionally to prevent
the formation of calcium deposits and thus preventing the blockage of the
nozzles. The correct water level is marked on the reservoir. Do not overfill
and always ensure that the filler cover is fully closed to stop the ingress
of foreign matter that may block the fine jet nozzles.