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    Heated washer jets????

    My buggers wouldnt work in the -4.5 temps i was getting this morning, all week they have been fine....no water pouring under the car when i travelled the full 10 miles to work.....reckon they must be frozen pretty much frozen through
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    How about a stronger dilution of screen wash?

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    hes too tight for that :P
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    haha you tail

    erm well only just filled it up and used a third of a 5 litre tub....alls fine now though, just been out to check before the trip home
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    I'm leaking all over the floor from inside my bumper so I reckon I'll have to get the bumper off

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    Mine freeze every year without fail. I dont think the heated washers do much tbh.

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    Heh! Mine froze for ~40 miles this morning travelling up the the Lake District. Also, one of the headlamp washers was still stuck up for around 2 hours after I had stopped!! Gradually came down later on...

    No probs in the snow with the Quattro though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alijames View Post
    Heh! Mine froze for ~40 miles this morning travelling up the the Lake District. Also, one of the headlamp washers was still stuck up for around 2 hours after I had stopped!! Gradually came down later on...

    No probs in the snow with the Quattro though...

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    Yeh headlight washers stick out in freezing temps too. All a little annoying.

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    this is the first time its hapend to me thankfully.....defo notice the heated jets after living with my old A3
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    Yeh headlight washers stick out in freezing temps too. All a little annoying.
    Yep, happened to me this week too. Looked bloody ridiculous when I arrived at work with them stuck out on stalks. Pain in the arse.

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    My headlight washers didnt even come out, but then I saw that a fuse had gone, probably burnt it out trying to get them to work in the freezing weather!!

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    you'd think they would be designed to withstand being frozen, not everyone drives around with 100% dilution of washer fluid
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    you'd think they would be designed to withstand being frozen, not everyone drives around with 100% dilution of washer fluid

    Me being one of them, haven't got round to buying any.

    Bad move, I drove my usual 12 mile journey this morning and my jets still weren't working, windscreen was filthy...
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    Just added a nice dilution of screen wash to mine, so far so good,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    you'd think they would be designed to withstand being frozen, not everyone drives around with 100% dilution of washer fluid
    Probably needed sometimes. I Remember on an old car that I left outside overnight was a block of ice, everything was frozen including the 1/3 diluted screen wash. Inside of the car, engine....you name it.

    Not sure what temp that was but I think must of been below -10.

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    do all s3's have heated headlight washers? what do you press to get them working?

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    lights on....pull ya windscreen washers on and the headlight one will start after 3-4 seconds of holding the stalk back
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    awesome! had the car nearly a year and didnt know about them lol thanks

 

 

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