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Installing Fan washers

Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon FAQ's (5F) 2012-' started by dephead2004, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Active Member

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    Time 5 mins install (1 hour photos :) )
    Level: Easy
    Fan Jet Part No 5MO 955 985 C 9B9 non heated about £10 (See here eBay item number:221246183308 for an example of heated fans) or eBay item number:321197661391 for the ones I bought. You can pay more for SEAT branded ones from the same dealer but as you won't see the logo only you will know ;)
    Pistol Spray No 5FO 955 986

    Pic 1 Comparison of pistol and fan . The fan is slightly deeper than the pistol but this did not matter to the install or effectiveness

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    Pic 2 Fan from top

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    Pic 3 Underside of fan. All clips are identical. It is a direct replacement by pulling towards the engine from the screen side and then in a downward motion.

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    Pic 4 A 2mm Allen Key is used to adjust the position of the jets on the screen in a vertical direction only. There is no horizontal adjustment as that is determined by the spray slot.

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    Pic 5 Underside of the original. Note the 3 jets. Here the black clip which retains the washer fluid tube securely has been slid to the right. Do not attempt to remove it. The pipe then easily pulls off. Fitting is a reverse.

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    Pic 6 The results from various angles

    Comparison of jet of fine droplets covering the screen so well they are almost invisible in this shot. The 3 jets are well defined

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    Jet seen bottom right

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    Spray from inside the car showing coverage

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    So there you all are. I'll report back after a weeks trial. First impressions are that less fluid is used but that it is better distributed and will reduce wiper/ screen wear.
     
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  2. terryt

    terryt Active Member

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    Great post. Are the cables for the heater part of the tube?

    Oh, just seen they are not heated.
     
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  3. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Active Member

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    Mine was poverty spec in that aspect :(
     
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    Excellent post. Thank you.
     
  5. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    Excellent guide, i don't own a MK3 but i work closely with a SEAT dealer might talk them into offering this as an upgrade for all cars they sell.
     
  6. Bubbs

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    Good work :)

    Might have to look more closely into getting me a set of these too (in heated flavour).
     
  7. ZBOYD

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    Moved this to FAQ section, its a useful guide.
     
  8. dieselface

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    Mine arrived today. May not get around to installing them until next week but will post thoughts/photos as and when. Thanks again for the heads up.
     
  9. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Active Member

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    Great good to go. 10 mins max. Have you got a 2mm Allen? You might need it to adjust. Clockwise is down / anticlockwise is up.
    Still happy with my mod.
    Find that the N/S jet is stronger probably because it's the first one on the pipe run. Same on the pistol sprays.
     
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    Good post OP :)

    Weren't these standard on the Mk2 though?
     
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    Yep. No idea why they wanted to change them, fan style are so much better!
     
  12. Kali

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    And how hard would be to fit heated ones?
     
  13. dephead2004

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    No harder as long as you have the wiring already in place ie swapping heated jets for heated fans. There is a little heating element built into the same washer body. Price is about double.

    To add the wiring is not difficult but would need access to the fuse box and a good knowledge of the wiring schematics of this car. I have not seen any yet. It would almost certainly cause raised eyebrows at the dealer if something went wrong.
     
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    Cheers mate. No, I don't have any wiring but seen ones from audi on ebay but think I won't bother with that and go with standard ones!
     
  15. dieselface

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    You weren't kidding when you said this was easy. No more than 2 minutes for each.

    I have not adjusted them and find them okay. Water no longer ends up on the roof. :)

    No pics due to the poor weather!
     
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    Well done. I noticed that at Motorway speeds the jet is lower down the windscreen. You might want to take that into account.
     
  17. ian-mac

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    I got a set ordered up from Dave at SERE, just collected them today;

    £42 for two heated jets, not too bad! A worth while upgrade

    P/N for anyone who wants to order the heated ones; 5M0955986C9B9
     
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    Just got mine from the dealer! they had 3 in stock! they cost 300mxp wich is around 14 pounds. 7 pounds each! :D

    I'll install them today and upload pics


    Thanks for the guide!!
     
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    At £8.99 for the regular ones on eBay they're a steal. Just enquired with my local VW dealer and they want over £23 :-o
    Not sure why there's such a dramatic difference in price.
     
  20. dephead2004

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    Probably the difference between heated and non heated?
     

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