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Washer Jets

TJM22 Mar 21, 2014

  1. TJM22

    TJM22 Member

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    Whilst counting down the days, began to wonder little bits about the car.

    One thing being the washer jet type. What are they?

    Fan type or normal type?
     
  2. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    I don't know what the difference is as such... but there are 6 jets of water in total, 3 from each side in a fan shape, if that helps. The rear just has 2 jets pointing along the wiper that rotate with the wiper.
     
  3. TJM22

    TJM22 Member

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    The 'fan' i am referring to is the mist like spray in a fan shape, so no distinct 'jets'.

    But like you said it is 6 jets, 3 for each nozzle.

    Thanks ;)
     
  4. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Jets, not a fan type spray on the A3.
     
  5. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    I do wonder why they have stopped using the fan type - I much prefer them to the jets. The fan type on our mk5 golf is far better for coating the screen.
     
  6. Andy1608

    Andy1608 Active Member

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    Never thought I'd get involved in a conversation about washers but must admit I prefer the fan type too
     
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  7. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Are the fan type heated? I wonder if this is why they swapped back?
     
  8. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    They both can be heated as I had the mist, fan, ones in my Focus. I must say that the ones on mine, like the tyre pressures were, poorly adjusted...
     
  9. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    I hate adjusting them. One jet just shoots over the car.
     
  10. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    Useful for tailgaters :p
     
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  11. Blu-iTT

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    Ah, I remeber the days in my mates old Mini (Austin not BMW) we used to adjust the washer jets to soak cyclists / pedrestrians, simple pleasures. Now all grown up (old) and would not get away with it! :whistle2:
     
  12. Stevo985

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    I also have a mk 5 golf (for another 2 weeks when I get my A3)

    I like the washers, but I've had to replace them twice. So I'm on my third set in 4 years.
    Maybe I'm an anomaly, but perhaps if that's a common problem it might be that the fan type are vulnerable to breaking or wearing out, and the jets are more durable?

    I have no evidence to back that up, just thinking aloud :)
     
  13. andy203

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    I can also remember the old days (giving my age away now) when you got just two jets of water one for each side that was controlled by your left foot pumping on a rubber ball type thing on the floor, the harder you pushed the further up the screen the jets 'dribble' of water would get....

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    Prefer the jets or fan type of todays cars.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2014
  14. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Bloody hell. Ball type pump on the floor, now that is going back some !!!

    I do remember the washer jets on the (Austin) Mini - Chrome things, with a hex mounting, and a ball/cylinder with a hole in it !

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  15. Blu-iTT

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    Thats it - give it a 1/4 turn and one jet in the centre of the screen and one to soak the cyclist / pedestrian !
     

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