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Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon FAQ's (5F) 2012-' started by dephead2004, Nov 7, 2013.
Can you go from non heated to heated if the car didn't come with them?
If your car hasn’t got heated jets now you will not be able to put heated ones in and get them working. Plus the difference in price is approx £30.
If unseated just replace with the same type.
I still have pistols, but I put fans on all my previous cars.
I just put fans on mine. It did have heated ones however I didn't know and bought the non heated ones. But they still work with no fault codes. I can't really tell the difference between heated and non heated in term of cleaning the screen to be honest!
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Without exaggerating, literally under 2 mins start to finish, with bare hands, at -2 outside.
Went back later with a tool to adjust up slightly.
Anyone else find the jets take a little longer to ‘fire’ than the pistols? Like it takes a half second for pressure to build at first?
It's to stop them freezing so you can use in the cold weather, then again there is nothing to stop the pipes freezing (unless you have the correct concentration of screen wash) or the water when its hits the windscreen!
Yes i thought so and then found it syphons out under the bonnent where the old pistol types didn't. It's like they let more air in or have less of a one way valve, where maybe the VWs and Audis do....who knows. Mine went back and swapped back to pistols, then I got some cheap fan china knock off ones from Ebay and they seem better. Go figure!
aftyer fitting my fan washers i've had to adjust them fully up and still the water jet is hits the windscreen wiper arms. I can't remember if the pistols types did the same but I don't think so.
Maybe a reason why the Leon doesn't have the fan type fitted?
If you look back through the posts you will see we all had to move the fan type quite a way up on the out-the-packet setting.
All to do with the angle of the bonnet vs windscreen of the different VAG cars. If you are on full adjustment and still too low something is not right. Assuming you have gone the correct way...(you can see it move as you turn the adjuster)
Yip fully up is the only way that suits the leon but it should be enough to cover the whole windscreen when at a standstill. Also did you buy genuine vag ones or the cheap Chinese replicas? This also makes a difference.
They’re genuine VAG ones bought from a breaker. They came off a Touran I believe. I might just be being paranoid
I noticed others commented on fully adjusted up on theirs which is the same as I have had to do. I think I was just confusing myself as the wipers were getting sprayed on when they were adjusted lower and then even when adjusted up the jet will hit the wipers once they start moving so probably turned into mind tricks. Will check again in the am with a fresh head...
As long as the whole w/screen gets a soak at a standstill convince yourself that your happy with it lol
Ye it’s easy to look at something for too long and convince yourself something ain’t right
Just a tip, but if you want genuine ones best to get them from a dealer or a proper parts factor.
I bought on eBay from a U.K. private seller at the higher end of the price range who clearly stated they were genuine...they were NOT!
I bought some cheap ones off eBay (£7) and they didn't fit.
So bought some genuine ones from Listers for £20.
I might have to get some genuine ones, I also got some off ebay, they didn't fill the hole under the bonnet so they moved about and the spray was utter shite.
Mine are the same and have the same problem.
They are fully adjusted up and I still feel they are too low.
I might order the Chinese ones and see if they can be adjusted higher.
I've been looking to do this mod for a while now. The factory fitted pistol jets spray all over the place and the washer fluid consumption has been way too high with them. It's either this or I have a leak somewhere in the washer system...
Got a decent price for a pair of brand new genuine heated ones from a friend working at a VW dealership and will pick them up today. Have very high hopes for these!
Super easy to fit these, literally took me 3 minutes to replace both of them thanks to the tips provided in this thread. I followed the recommendation to adjust them to the highest setting before fitment and the spray is spot on.
Super happy and 100% worth it!