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Old 31st December 2016, 13:55   #916
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I had upto 10k budget and went ahead with Bosch AQT 35-12.

Good to know. I would look forward to a review from you after 6 months. Hope the product quality lives up to the brand name.
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Good to know. I would look forward to a review from you after 6 months. Hope the product quality lives up to the brand name.
Yes 6 month will be a good time to see how well it holds up. Also i need to check how good is their support and availability of parts & accessories. I have seen amazon selling many attachments for AQT range like the wash brush and 90 degree nozzle.

http://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...d-keywords=aqt

If only they had a Bosch foam lance
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Old 24th March 2017, 20:57   #918
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In Metro cash and carry, Bosch AQT 33-10 is priced at 5999/- and B&D HP Washer at 5499/-

Which one is a best buy. Primary need is for cleaning my City and Bike's.
Guys, any suggestions?
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Old 27th March 2017, 00:11   #919
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Well....I took the plunge and settled for Karcher K2. Actually I was very close in buying Bosch AQT 35 but didn't like the attitude of the service center when I enquired about warranty if purchased online...something I didn't find Karcher so bad with but who knows in the future. And since it was 1 year warranty vs 6 months of Bosch and most others...decided for Karcher. Just got the unit and tried it today. I first thought the 110 psi pressure of Karcher vs 120 of the Bosch would be a problem but was quite happy with the results. The garden hose is not fitting well now...gets disconnected every now and then...need to find a way to make it tight and disconnect when needed.
Tried the soap jet thingi that came with the set and just experimented with my standard 3M shampoo and was surprised with the amount of foam generated.
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I first thought the 110 psi pressure of Karcher vs 120 of the Bosch would be a problem but was quite happy with the results.
I'm sure it is not a problem, as one should never use anything like the full pressure on any part of a car. If the fan jet in your pic is adjustable, I would suggest opening it up to a wider, slightly gentler jet.

Congratulations on our new machine
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Old 27th March 2017, 01:40   #921
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@rosh_aveo1.4

As the K2 doesn't come with a Vario lance, better to keep some distance while using the regular one.

I'd strongly suggest getting a Vario lance.
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Old 27th March 2017, 05:05   #922
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As the K2 doesn't come with a Vario lance, better to keep some distance while using the regular one.

I'd strongly suggest getting a Vario lance.
OK....sorry for being ignorant on this but you say this since the standard lancer that I got can damage the car paint or such? Saw in YouTube videos they use it normally so didn't know what the problem is.
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I think it may be possible to damage paintwork, but more likely to affect wax finish, etc.

Also there is a danger that the pressure will affect rubber window seals etc.

Mostly I am just echoing the warnings I have read, but that includes the pressure washer manual.

Frankly, I find hose pressure (we have good hose pressure) more than ample for car washing, with the exception of underbody and wheel arch areas where caked mud gets built up, and maybe wheels, where it is labour saving. Thus I have not bothered to replace my failed Bosch.

However, I wouldn't put anybody off buying one, because it is so useful for many tasks such as cleaning stone and concrete and it is fun to use!
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OK....sorry for being ignorant on this but you say this since the standard lancer that I got can damage the car paint or such? Saw in YouTube videos they use it normally so didn't know what the problem is.
If used really close up, it could strip the clear coat or paint.

The Vario lance is very convenient while going over headlights, taillights, radiator grill and the engine bay.

The dirt blaster lance is a stirict no-no.
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If used really close up, it could strip the clear coat or paint.

The Vario lance is very convenient while going over headlights, taillights, radiator grill and the engine bay.

The dirt blaster lance is a stirict no-no.
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. So the workaround is keep a distance and not too close. The vario lance costs 4k, nearly half of the overall unit! Should buy that later though. Yup, I read everywhere the dirt blaster lance shouldn't be used at all. Thanks for clearing this.
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I got the Bosch AQT 33 and am having problems setting it up. When I connect the water pipe into the filter inlet on the pressure washer and start the tap, the water starts gushing out.
I tried to tighten the water inlet but yet the problem persists.

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Old 29th June 2017, 00:56   #927
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You're using the click type of hose fittings, originally designed by Hozelock and now copied widely?

There should be an O-ring on the male (pump) fitting. Check that there is. Further than that, I think we need pictures, please!
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You're using the click type of hose fittings, originally designed by Hozelock and now copied widely?

There should be an O-ring on the male (pump) fitting. Check that there is. Further than that, I think we need pictures, please!
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Oh! I never had this problem! My ideas...

Are you sure the hose is the right size for the connector. Although if it isn't it should not fit at all.

Are you pushing the hose as far as it will go.

Are you screwing down nice and tight?

If yes, yes and yes... I'm afraid you need to get a new connector. Or a new hose? I suppose it is possible that the inner diameter is correct, but the hose body is not thick enough to crimp properly?
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Anybody has a reference for a Skil pressure washer 90 degree wash nozzle that can be used to wash the underside of the car?
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