80 Series Leaf Trap?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:21
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Hi,
Just wondering how to access and clean the plastic mesh under the grills at the base of the windscreen, just where the on et hinges, on an 80 Series LC. They are full of leaves n crap. Anyone done it?
Ta
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Reply By: scruffy - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:41

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:41
I believe that with the bonnet open you can see a row of screws along the edge of the grills. They could be covered by a rubber strip. Remove these screws, the wiper arms ant then gently lift and wriggle the grills up and out. The other edge of the grill panel is under the windscreen rubber, I think. Hope this works. Bob
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Follow Up By: Hootsmon - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:45

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:45
Nice one. I'll have a look tomorrow when it stops raining.
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Follow Up By: Whirlwinder - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 20:26

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 20:26
Yep, exactly right. I have done it a couple of times in the 15 years I have owned one.
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 21:04

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 21:04
Go to the car wash and blow the crap out of it at close range... does a decent job most of the time for less effort
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Follow Up By: John and Regina M - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 09:44

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 09:44
But runs a high risk of blowing off paint at close range, as well as the high pressure water impregnating sealed electrical joints and devices if you're not steady with the nozzle.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:26

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:26
Yea..... whateva....

Im yet to see a carwash place with power to strip paint and theres no electrics in the leaves grate
I didnt write that just for fun its how I used to do it with my 80.
Doesn't get it all out but a reasonable job for little effort
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Reply By: gke - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:42

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:42
Hi, having had an 80 series for many years, I'm with scruffy. Also while you have the grille out glue a bit of flyscreen on its underside and leaves will no longer be able to fall in.You will probably need one of those Z shaped phillips screwdrivers or possibly a stubby one will do.
Cheers, Graham.
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Follow Up By: Hootsmon - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:59

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:59
Like the flyscreen addition. Nice.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:44

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:44
Ditto. I like the flyscreen.

Also is there a dust etc filter somewhere between the grill and the cabin ventilation outlets? I wouldn't mind checking it out and cleaning or replacing it.

Phil
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Follow Up By: gke - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 09:51

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 09:51
Phil I never found one on my 1997 standard model but you can do limited cleaning of the ducts by dropping the fan motor assembly.

Graham.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:18

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:18
I was really hoping for something simpler than that.

Thanks mate

Phil
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