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Author Topic: Installing electric wipers on my MC9 (formerly "What pain in the arse!")  (Read 6076 times)
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« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2010, 10:38:37 AM »

Craig, your new wipers look exactly like they were made by Autex, you might check them out if you need information!   http://www.autexacs.com/ContactUs.htm 


Pat,

They were!  The plastic bag they were in has an Autex number on it.

I don't know about the motor and bracket. The motor is Bosch. I suspect IBP puts the kits together from parts they buy from other mfgs, like Autex. They probably have the brackets made
to their specs and assemble everything, but I don't know.


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« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2010, 12:19:33 PM »

The kit they sold me came direct from Autex.
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« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2010, 03:35:20 PM »

Thanks Bob, I thought that looked familiar!   Needless to say it was much cheaper from Autex, and the guy I dealt with was very good at answering questions when talking to a dummy he couldn't really explain what he needed! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2010, 06:55:35 AM »

Craig,
   Here is a photo of my nozzles, each nozzle has one opening that is line with the screwdriver slot in the top of the nozzle. The other photo is of the washer pumps which are in the compartment under the drivers seat, near the washer fluid container. The only problem we have is that the lines drain back when we shut off the pump, so it takes a little while to pomp the water back up to the nozzles.  I have not found any check valves small enough for the 1/8" tubing.  Jack
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« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2010, 07:04:34 AM »

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« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2010, 07:24:45 AM »

Thanks Dallas.  I never thought about those as a source.  I will check at Car Quest tomorrow.  OR, I could just tell everyone, my system has the specially designed anti freeze design.  LOL   Jack
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« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2010, 08:32:01 AM »

Jack,

That is interesting that you used the washer pumps for your washer fluid. I tried a total of 4 of those pumps (two per side). Those pumps just didn't put out enough fluid. Maybe the difference is the size tubing. I used vacuum tubing (the walls were fairly thick). I don't recall what size it was, but it was bigger diameter then the regular wet arm tube was.

Anyways, just wondering/thinking out loud, because my original pump design should have worked. But then again, my immersion fuel pump, works well.

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« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2010, 09:30:28 AM »

When I decided to make this system, I went to my local truck parts supply place and asked for 2 universal windshield washer pumps and 2 wet arm nozzle assemblies. I used 1/8" vacum tubing (since that was the barb size on both the pumps & nozzles).  Jack
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« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2010, 09:40:53 AM »

Interesting, Jack. Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2010, 11:49:23 AM »

Jack,

Those are the exact nozzles I had purchased before but never installed. If the buttons on the new arms don't spray the windshield while under way, I'll change to those.
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