chrome washer jets

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chrome washer jets

Postby lowflyer » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:42 pm

have a look at the link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW

if you want them - you can get them here much cheaper - i ordered some tuesday and they arrived friday

http://www.classic-car-accessories.co.u ... 55#aCXW055



pretty good service

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Postby Si » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:48 pm

:shock:

Now that is a good price!! I like the retro look of them too.

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Postby Miataman » Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:41 am

..... good call!!!!!

i'm considerin' these myself!!!!!
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Postby Fee » Mon May 02, 2005 6:22 pm

Are all washer jets standard, will these fit a Mk2.5? Sorry if this is a stupid question.

I have wanted the chrome jets for ages but refuse to pay ?57 from MX5Parts.

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Postby lowflyer » Mon May 02, 2005 7:30 pm

yes fee

the ones in the link fit the 2.5

fitted mine yesterday

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Postby Fee » Mon May 02, 2005 9:02 pm

Ordered :D
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Postby don.b » Mon May 02, 2005 10:55 pm

I got a pair of these last year at the "Mini Weekend" in Perth. I bought them from Minisport in Padiham, who had a stall there.
2 for ?7.95 have a look on

http://www.minisport.com/classic-mini-s ... oduct.html

After fitting them I took them off after a couple of weeks. I thought they looked a bit too retro, i.e. reminded me of a Triumph Spitfire, and they sprayed a bit too much water on the screen.
Anyway, having found where I'd hidden the removed jets, Liz has now persuaded (told) me to get them re-fitted. They'll go back on the MX-5 but might just find their way onto my Clubman when its back on the road :)

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Postby Miataman » Tue May 03, 2005 9:16 am

......It's nice to know i'm not the only '5 driver in Scotland with a Mini project car. I've got an 'H' registration Cooper RSP gathering dust in my garage. 34000 miles on the clock and in dire need of a full front end!!!!

Sorry, wrong forum.........
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Postby Fee » Tue May 03, 2005 10:45 am

Liz&Don wrote:They'll go back on the MX-5 but might just find their way onto my Clubman when its back on the road :)

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I'm sure for ?7.95 your could afford to get another set for the mini :D
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Postby don.b » Tue May 03, 2005 6:59 pm

Maitaman,

I'm off out to the garage tonight to fit outer and inner left hand sills to mine, I've had a lot of fun with the angle grinder. :P

The 4 loves of my life are:
1) My Mini
2) Otto my German Shorthaired Pointer.
3) Liz's MX5
4) Liz.

.........in that order :lol:

It's a pity they don't do a smiley with a black eye, 'cause that's what I'll get when Liz comes in and reads this !
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Postby kristoff » Tue May 03, 2005 7:37 pm

Liz&Don wrote:Maitaman,

I'm off out to the garage tonight to fit outer and inner left hand sills to mine, I've had a lot of fun with the angle grinder. :P

The 4 loves of my life are:
1) My Mini
2) Otto my German Shorthaired Pointer.
3) Liz's MX5
4) Liz.

.........in that order :lol:

It's a pity they don't do a smiley with a black eye, 'cause that's what I'll get when Liz comes in and reads this !



I think that is disgusting and bang out of order...! :(

The MX5 should be at least number 2...! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby don.b » Tue May 03, 2005 8:01 pm

I've just asked Otto, and he says the MX5 is his 2nd love, after me......does that count ? :lol:

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Postby Fee » Wed May 04, 2005 9:27 am

Oh, he's lovely.

Got my jets this morning :D That's good service, ordered at 9pm on Monday.
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Postby PaulDS » Wed May 04, 2005 11:56 am

Hi Liz & Don,
Couldn't help noticing the hair band around your gear stick, I still have one round my gear stick, throw back from the days when my daughters were younger and wore their hair long. It was a vital piece of MX 5 equipment if I wanted the hood down when transporting my daugters wherever they needed top go. The one in my car is red to match my red 5, this I thought was a necessary requirement.
Made me wonder if anyone else has one around their gear stick?
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Postby Fee » Wed May 04, 2005 1:17 pm

Yip, one on gear lever, one in glove box, one in my handbag and always a baseball cap in the boot in case of lost hairband!

I was a Guide you know :wink:

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Postby don.b » Wed May 04, 2005 6:05 pm

I have to admit, the hair band belongs to Liz. Like you Fee, she has a few hair bands in the car.

I wish I had enough hair to wear one, although I'd have a blue one :wink:

Tonight I'm going to fit the Chrome Washer Jets back on the MX5, ( am I under the thumb or what ?) along with some clear markers that arrived today.

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Postby Fee » Wed May 04, 2005 8:23 pm

What tools do I need to fit my washer jets?

And this might be a really stupid question, but what way round do they go, ie do the "handles" point outwards or towards the windscreen?
(it's the double taper style that I bought)
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Postby don.b » Wed May 04, 2005 10:39 pm

Fee,

You'll need a small screwdriver and an open ended spanner.

To remove the old washer jets, open the bonnet and push them out from underneath, you might need the small screwdriver to help release the plastic retaining lugs on the old jets.

Once removed, prize off the washer pipe. If it's difficult to remove, try heating it with a hairdryer (we've all got one of those!!!!...thought I'd get that in before Hardtrack replies :lol: )

To fit the new jets, remove the nut and washer from them. Feed the nut and washer over the washer pipe, then push the washer pipe up through the hole in the bonnet ( its easier to fit the new jet to the washer pipe that way), press the new washer jet onto the pipe and feed back through the hole. Then tighten the washer and nut (don't over tighten) onto the underside of the washer jet.

Sorry it's a long-winded explanation, but you'll find it a really easy job to do.

As far as what way they face, I dont know. I have them facing away from the car, so as the water jets dont cross.
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Postby Fee » Wed May 04, 2005 10:45 pm

Thanks for that Don.
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Postby don.b » Fri May 06, 2005 5:10 pm

Fee,

I've tried the washer jets fitted the other way, they seem to work better. Maybe I'll not take them off this time :lol:

It takes a bit of fiddling with a small screwdriver to adjust them, but its worth it.

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