Cruiser Washer Bottle draining out?

Submitted: Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 20:09
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I've recently bought a 1994 80 Series LC, and I have noticed that when I fill the washer bottle, and park it on my steep driveway (not that steep!) the water drains out the rear washer spray nozzles until the tank is empty. Anyone have any ideas short of blocking the lines.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 20:14

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 20:14
Gday,
A small non-return valve?

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Follow Up By: Member - Douglas M (SA) - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 20:34

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 20:34
Which way around would you put the return valve?
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:15

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:15
Well, after giving this much thought I think that if you put the non return valve in so that the flow from the washer bottle pump is blocked you would get a very long time between washer refills. The only problem being that no water would get to that rear nozzle when you need it. If however you put it in the other way around the very light spring in the non return valve would probably prevent the water draining out under the effect of gravity, but the washer pump would overcome the spring and PRESTO you can wash your rear window. Um...I think

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:18

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:18
i think maybe I had better put the cork back in this bottle of red and go to bed :-0
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:02

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:02
Reverse it up the driveway.

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Reply By: GerryP - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 00:06

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 00:06
Most wagons have a small, plastic non return valve as mentioned above. Not sure where yours is, but my old Patrol had it located in behind the driver's tail light. If genuine is too expensive, buy a commodore one from Supercheap for a couple of bucks.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:03

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:03
Your particular model will determine whats wrong...the std has two squirter motors, and this is a common problem the gxl and better have only one...and a electric valve on the passenger inner guard up near the firewall, it will have a buildup of rust in it or similar, it controls where the squirters squirt...when you squirt the rear, does it come out the front too??
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Follow Up By: ghostgum28 - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:52

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:52
It is definately the twin electric motor model (base model cruiser). I'll have a look in the rear guards for the valve. No it does not come out the front when I squirt the rear. Thanks for the info.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phantom (WA) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 14:42

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 14:42
Hi Dozer,
I have a similar problem with my 80. Whenever I try to squirt the rear window , it only comes out the front. The front works only on the front as normal. Do you have a clue what may cause this??
Sounds like you may have the answer.

Steve
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