Windscreen Washing Equipment

The windscreen 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.  Washer Bottle

Operation

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.

Filling Up

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.


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