Omega Washer Jets....(are my posts getting through?

Discussion in 'Omega' started by Richard White, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Sorry - I've posted this before, but I'm not seeing it appear, so now
    trying from a different news server)

    I've got a blocked drivers windscreen washer jet on a facelift Omega
    (so under bonnet, not in bonnet). It's very blocked - probably in the
    pipe as a pin won't shift it. Can someone explain how to get the
    washerjet out without destroying half the bulkhead platic trim. Under
    the trim section it's packed with foam, I cannot move it, nor even find
    where the pipes run.
    I'm guessing complete removal of the wiper assy and all the bulkhead
    trim would do it, but surely it's easier than that? (Passenger side
    looks a bit easier,but that one is fine!)

    Rich
     
    Richard White, Aug 3, 2006
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  2. Richard White

    ib Guest

    Just try blowing compressed air back into it - should clear it out without
    any hassle
     
    ib, Aug 3, 2006
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    Tariq Guest

    I've heard people mention that draining the fluid tank and then using
    hot (from the tap, not boiling from the kettle) water might flush it
    through. Might be worth trying before starting to take things to bits.

    Tariq
     
    Tariq, Aug 4, 2006
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    Bob Smith Guest

    Mine is a newer car (03 signum), but it has non return valves in the pipes
    between the tank and the jets (I tried blowing back with a hosepipe).

    It turned out to be a blocked filter. Easy job to do, takes about 10-15
    minutes. I removed 3 screws in the wheelarch, and pulled the wheel arch
    lining back to get at the bottle. The filter is actually built in to the
    rubber bung thing you can see where the pipe goes into the bottle. I
    removed the pipe (like a spike on the end going into the bung) took the bung
    out, and washed it though backwards with the hosepipe.

    HTH

    Bob
     
    Bob Smith, Aug 4, 2006
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    Rich White Guest

    No - it's not that part, as the passenger side is fine (although I've
    always thought that design used on most vauxhalls is great if you can
    get to it.....pretty poor if you have to take half the front end off,
    like on Omegas)

    I like the compressed air concept .......but any suggestions on how to
    make a good seal round the nozzel, anyone?
     
    Rich White, Aug 5, 2006
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    Bob Smith Guest

    I did mine with the hosepipe (don't know if it counts under the current
    hosepipe bans...) with a multi spray head gun thingy. One of the spray
    pattern holes fit neatly over the washer jet's "eyeball". Holding the gun
    against it gave a good enough seal.

    You might want to take the pipe out of the washer bottle though (either air
    or water method), otherwise you will blow the crud into the bottle, only to
    come back to your nozzle again.

    I found mine has a non return valve somewhere between the nozzle and tank
    though so that was scuppered.

    Bob
     
    Bob Smith, Aug 5, 2006
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