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Old 4th August 2014, 18:08   #616
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Have you tried contacting any bosch dealers selling aquatak in Chennai? Bosch has them as an official accessory priced @ 84 bucks. Comes in black. Fits all.
Hi sagarpadaki

I have recently ordered Bosch AQT 33-10 for 5k from ebay using a 25% off ebay coupon. Now I am confused about the type of adapters I would need to get this thing working properly without the hose falling off.

I found this product on ebay which might serve this purpose:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/DRIP-IRRIGATI...50208be&_uhb=1

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Could you please tell if this is the right set of adapters which will be needed by looking at the pics.

Also, are all the required adapters available at Bosch dealers and would it better to buy from them instead of ebay?

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Hi sagarpadaki

I have recently ordered Bosch AQT 33-10 for 5k from ebay using a 25% off ebay coupon. Now I am confused about the type of adapters I would need to get this thing working properly without the hose falling off.

I found this product on ebay which might serve this purpose:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/DRIP-IRRIGATI...50208be&_uhb=1

Mods please edit the post if posting this link voids any rules.

Could you please tell if this is the right set of adapters which will be needed by looking at the pics.

Also, are all the required adapters available at Bosch dealers and would it better to buy from them instead of ebay?

Thanks
Aditya

Yes its the right product but ridiculously priced. Please visit any Bosch dealer who sells aquatak in your town/city . He will have the connectors. Its a official bosch accessory costing Rs.84 . Will fit perfectly.
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Old 8th August 2014, 18:12   #618
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Recently bought the ResQtech 25 L 12V model URL http://resqtech.in/products/. Before buying I read through some of the posts in team-bhp itself, the product website and some YouTube videos. It gave some idea on what to expect and how to operate.

My early experience and observation reg the resqtech washer are the following:
- Reduces washing time significantly, compared to the manual washing with buckets of water
- Reduces water usage also to a large extend, for regular washing 1 fill (almost equal to 1 regular home bucket 20 ltr) should be enough for scorpio like vehicles
- Descent power and water throw, enough to blow the dirt on the car. Can wash with shampoo mixed in water itself and it sprays (no foam)
- No need for running water pipe, electricity connection for washing. ResQTech washer runs on 12V car cigar lighter connection/12V adapter
- Good quality spray gun, bucket material, hose pipe and adapters compared to other Chinese ones available on naaptol etc at 4K INR
- Easy to carry, leave in the car and use it anywhere, anytime
- Silent and don't disturb others, also washing don't dirty the neighbor cars in basement car parking
- Nice purchase and delivery experience, COD (Cash On Delivery) option available as well
- Can have multipurpose usage, balcony cleaning, window cleaning etc

We live in an apartment complex where there are no available power point, water tap in the basement covered car parking. So all the other models like karcher, Bosch etc were not a feasible option to consider.

On my very first usage of ResQTech, I could wash my Scorpio with 2 bucket fills, around 40 ltrs water. The car was not washed for almost 2 weeks since the apartment car washing guys stopped washing many cars. Some good amount of dirt and dust was there on the car. The washing need to be practiced and perfected in due course for further optimization.

However you shouldn't have high expectation on ResQtech by seeing the YouTube videos on Karcher etc. Mainly consider this as an substitute option for pressure wash for people having constraints with water and power connection. Consider as a better alternate to manual washing with buckets of water mainly, you should be comfortable with the product.

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Old 9th August 2014, 14:50   #619
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I am using the Karcher 3.550. I was also finding it difficult to keep the hose pipe fixed to the water inlet. Found a workaround by connecting an old washing machine water inlet pipe (the tap side is an exact fit for snap in adaptor.)
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I Bought a bosch aquatak 100 plus pressure washer somewhere around 2010 for 7000 bucks. Used it regularly to wash my cars. but in march this year(2014) when i went home to delhi and was washing my cars, i noticed a pool of oil under it.

It was immediately put away to prevent further damage.

Fast forward to end july when i went back to delhi again, i decided to fix the thing and took it apart.

you need a screw driver and allen keys of 3 different sizes to open it up
It contains 3 metal cylinders that function as pistons but are operated by a cam attached to a motor. giving them their oscillatory motion. This cam part is filled with oil and is seperated from the rest of the pressure washer by a plate with oil seals in it.

Obviously the oil seals in my pressure washer had failed. so i took a close look at them. They seemed okay. wiped them cleaned, ensured no debris were present.

then i checked what is called the pressure head. this thing contains 3 cylinders in which the pistons operate and are isolated by 3 rubber seals.
Also there are 6 non return valves. 3 on the inlet and 3 on the outlet.

on inspection there were signs of wear on the cylinder seals. the edges were worn. But since this part of my washer was working fine, i didnt bother changing it.

So i filled new engine oil in the cam section , cleaned everything and put it back together.

It works beautifully and no leaks.

Although next time it fails ill procure the 3 cylinder seals and the 3 oil seals before i open it and replace them first.

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Bought a brand new Makita HW102 today. Box MRP is 11250. Got it from a local dealer near my place for 6800/- The consignment arrived this morning itself from the Makita head office in Hoskote. Comes with a 6 month manufacturing defect warranty. Yet to use and review the product. Our main purpose of usage is to get rid of the mold growth on the concrete flooring of our compound.
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Bought a brand new Makita HW102 today.
Used it today for the first time and its great value for money. Compact, light, easy to setup and use. And not to forget, it does the job well. Build quality looks good enough. Some pics I clicked.

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The Foam Lance nozzle & container that sits in the machine when not in use
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Have been using the AQT 35-12 Plus for a while now; Easy to handle and works well on the car and outdoor cleaning; A worthy home tool investment;
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Although next time it fails ill procure the 3 cylinder seals and the 3 oil seals before i open it and replace them first.

Here are the pics
Hi,
Thanks for the detailed instructions.
any idea where you will be able to source this in Bangalore.
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Used it today for the first time...... it does the job well. Build quality looks good enough. Some pics I clicked.

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The mosaic tiles had an area of slime which was light green, unfortunately did not click a pic, this was due to rain water falling and stagnating there. One swipe with the Makita and its gone, the whitish area is the part that's been cleaned up
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Here is youtube video of my pressure washer. I have set it at 40 bar. It can take higher pressure. But this is sufficient for all cleaning purposes. The water returns to the can when gun is closed.


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Guys, I went ahead and bought the Black & Decker PW 1570TD car washer.

The problem is my hose pipe fits very tightly on the tap outlet and not so tight but firm on the pump inlet (Image attached).

So when i stop the Water gun the hose pipe pops off from the inlet.

Would getting a smaller diameter pipe do the trick, or do i need any attachments at the tap end/pump end?

What do you use with your pump?
Hi Raghav,

How is your washer performing. Looking forward for your feedback on the Black and Decker model.
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There are discounts on Bosch washers at Flipkart. Of course, that is discounts on the inflated Indian prices --- and the 6-month-only warranty is nothing short of an insult.

However, looking costs nothing

I'm not sure if I will attempt to get mine repaired, buy a new one, or do without. Not so sure now that I actually need a pressure washer!
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Recently bought the ResQtech 25 L 12V model URL http://resqtech.in/products/.
Hi narayanang76, I'm planning to buy the 8L manual washer, which doesn't come with the spray gun. If I buy the spray gun as a spare from the manufacturer, do you know if it will fit the 8L washer's nozzle?

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So i filled new engine oil in the cam section , cleaned everything and put it back together.
Good DIY job. Which oil did you use. Have read somewhere that these need some type of "low detergent" oil.

Status update on the stuck pressure switch I have posted on this thread earlier: It became sticky again. This time I pulled out the pin that pushes the switch. Put some silicon grease on the o-ring. Not sticking anymore for some time now.

There was also a question raised whether the aquatak needs inlet pressure as the demos seems to use water from an acrylic container. Tried a similar setup with water source kept a foot high. Well, it works, but the motor sound is not consistent or smooth. Which means the flow is not adequate. Extended running like this is likely to damage the seals or even overheat.
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