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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 14th February 2013, 13:10 Thread Starter
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One of my washer jets is too low how can I adjust them to be a bit higher and also more to one side

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 14th February 2013, 22:16
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The washer jets on the b max seem to be solid. I have took one out and had my dealership looked at their demo car and they look like they have no adjustment, made of fixed pieces. I wanted mine a bit higher.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 17th February 2013, 12:45 Thread Starter
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I went on Friday to the Ford Garage where I bought the car in Bromley and the servicing man checked them and said they can not be adjusted and he checked another B-Max and the jet spray was identical. Not sure how we can go forward with Ford on this issue.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2013, 17:17
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Hi Ross,I've just joined this merry band today[img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img]. In the past I've used a sewing needle to adjust the jets.
Carefully place the sharp end of the needleinto the opening of the jet and move the nozzle to the requirement. Remove the needle, and try the jet for your needs. Repeat the process to get the result you want[img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img].
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2013, 17:43
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I was going to suggest the same a Fossil01, but if its not going to budge I would request a FORD man to attempt to move them, benefitbeing that if they break them they will replace them for free... you break them you have to pay to replace them. [img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]

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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2013, 18:09 Thread Starter
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Unfortunately there are no nozzles to put a pin in to adjust. You will see they only have a slit. Ford have confirmed that these washer jets cannot be adjusted...period....They have given me a telephone number to call and make a complaint but I dont think this will help. I mentioned this to my son who is a car buff and he knew exactly what sort of jets and they are used on various other cars. I think they are supposed to not get iced up in winter.


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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th March 2013, 14:37
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Where does this sub standard power wash stand vis a vis the MOT requirements![img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th March 2013, 15:01
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Accordingto Kwik Fit ( or 'Have A Fit' as my dad calls them relating to how much they charge ),

"..During the MoT test we will check your vehicles Wipers and Washers ensuring they operate properly and give the driver a clear view of the road.
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So under that statement, I would guess it would fail under the notion that the wipers are not of sufficient length to give the driver a clear view.[img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]




(Source site :http://www.kwik-fit.com/mot-test.asp)






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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th March 2013, 15:18
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Hi modestmillionaire,

I should think that by the time your vehicle needs an MOT, that they'll say at the MOT Station, 'Well, if the reservoir is full and the washers work, where's the problem?'
I would assume that if the washer liquid hits the windscreen within the required dimensions of the UK MOT Requirements, they will pass muster [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 7th April 2013, 18:40
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As a qualified MOT tester of some years standing, I can tell you that
quick fit, as usual are talking tripe. The washer jet only has to supply sufficient water to the screen. Aim is not taken into consideration, and the number of jets working is immaterial.(A double jet with one nozzle blocked is not necessarily a reason for rejection. The key word here is "sufficient"
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