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Installing Fan washers

Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon Guides (5F) 2012-2020' started by dephead2004, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. z1ts

    z1ts Leon FR ST 1.4 Tsi DSG

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    Incredibly easy it will be!
     
  2. Rbaut

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    Very easy to fit, took about 20 minutes but I also changed my blades... which took longer!

    I can report back some leaking as someone else pointed out. See picture. Not sure how normal this is as I can say I've never used my washer whilst stationary and observed so intently.

    There seemed to be a fair amount of liquid pooled on the ground, and whilst lifting the bonnet post application and spray, there was still a fair bit of liquid dripping from the driver side sprayer.

    My guess is the liquid doesn't exit the fan washer as quickly as the jet, so when I disengage, the liquid which hasn't been jettisoned just sits in the pipe and leaks out. Therefore in reality I'm probably not saving any wash as a result of the swap; but the clean is certainly better and that is good enough for me.

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  3. MatTheMerciless

    MatTheMerciless Active Member

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    I fell into this trap. The ebay ones weren’t ejected from the mould properly so wouldn’t fit. Paid way more for genuine ones but the difference in quality is massive! Worthy investment. Bloody sick of those stupid pistol jets. :)
     
  4. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Active Member

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    Hi Guys, looked in just to see what's happening here. Glad to have helped, about 124,000 views!

    Still running the fans and no problems
     
  5. OJ9693

    OJ9693 Mk3 Leon 1.4 TSI 150

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    Hi all, how do i know if i have heated washer jets or not? I want to install these fan type jets, i think i prefer them.
     
  6. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    Do you have headlight washers? If so you may have heated washers. To check in lip one of the existing washers and if there is an electrical cable connected to it as well as a water pipe then they are heated. If you only have the water pipe then they are unheated.

    [​IMG] These are the heated ones I bought for my CUPRA. Part number is shown.


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  7. OJ9693

    OJ9693 Mk3 Leon 1.4 TSI 150

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    Brilliant cheers.
     
  8. kevster184

    kevster184 Active Member

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    Exactly what I had with geniune ones, the water runs out and wets the top rubber seals on the scuttle. They don't have a one way valve or something different, found the cheap ones better! But one of my cheaper ones gets blocked easy, so who knows!
     

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