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Old 13th August 2010, 15:43   #1
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Dear Bhpians,

One of the frustrating negatives of the cars of the last decade - Esteem/Zen is the inefficiency of windshield washer used. Water comes only in one direction which makes the process of cleaning the dirty windshield inefficient.

Accidentally, I noticed that the nozzle used in Maruti Swift ( which pumps in 2 direction per nozzle ) will fit in correctly on Esteem as well. Changed it to swift's windshield cleaner nozzle and cleaning the windshield became all the more efficient.

I guess the same mod will work on Maruti Zen and 800 as well.

Cost = Rs. 51/- per nozzle ( So, a total of Rs. 102/- ) for water pumping to 4 directions. :-)

Thanks to Autoteam, Cochin who made this modification for me.

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Old 13th August 2010, 16:35   #2
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Wow, this is nice.
But is it possible for 800 also, will the water jets be inside the windscreen for an 800?
As, swift has a wider windscreen.
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Wow, this is nice.
But is it possible for 800 also, will the water jets be inside the windscreen for an 800?
As, swift has a wider windscreen.
It should be compatible with 800 too.
Regarding water jets, you can calibrate it according to your requirement. So, narrower windscreen doesn't matter.

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@amalji , excellent , could you post pics of yours ? .

It should be Do it Yourself ? .Also is the water pump powerful to squeeze water from 4 holes ? .

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@amalji , excellent , could you post pics of yours ? .
Yes, will post the pics by tonight.

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It should be Do it Yourself ?
Yeah, it's simple to fix it. If it gets too tight, doing it under the supervision of a workshop personnel will be better.

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Yes, powerful enough.
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good and simple solution....i hope the water isnt sprayed outside the windshield. When i was driving a bike there were cars where the water used to be thrown all over the place
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Yes, powerful enough.
Its good to know that the spray is powerful enough.

btw, do you have any idea if it can be fitted to any other cars than maruthi ones?.

I will be awaiting pics.
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good and simple solution....i hope the water isnt sprayed outside the windshield. When i was driving a bike there were cars where the water used to be thrown all over the place
it's because the nozzle direction is not adjusted properly. We can do that easily with the help of a strong pin.
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Pictures of the windshield washer's nozzle upgrade.
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btw, do you have any idea if it can be fitted to any other cars than maruthi ones?.
Not sure about that part. Which car do you own? Maybe, I can check it out for you.
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Dude, thats excellent and the first thing i will do is change the washer nozzle once i am back in mumbai this weekend.
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Fitted the same mod on Mom's Maruti Zen. Works well.
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hey nice install, can you tell me whether the nozzle bonnet hole had to be enlarged to fit the new nozzle?
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hey nice install, can you tell me whether the nozzle bonnet hole had to be enlarged to fit the new nozzle?
No modification needed for the hole. Even though, a bit tighter than the default nozzle, it will get in.
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Not sure about that part. Which car do you own? Maybe, I can check it out for you.
My ride is a Ford IKON. Considering the pictures above, I guess I will have to modify my bonnet. Also there would be the OE washer hole, which will be unattended.

hmmm... this would be a difficult affair, I guess.
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