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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Reply with quote

So I'm in the process of replacing my leaky washer fluid reservoir with one I yanked off a junker van from the yard. I'm trying to clean up the replacement tank before I throw it on. Does anyone know if there was some sort of factory-installed protectant/liner applied to the bottom-side of the tank, or is this black/brown caked on stuff just 20+ years of road grime?

I'm thinking of doing a spray-on bedliner to the bottom of the tank to protect it from the inevitable rock.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is that the front washer tank you're talking about?

If so, then the brown/tan gunk is the wax based factory schmutz.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragnarhairybreeks wrote:
is that the front washer tank you're talking about?

If so, then the brown/tan gunk is the wax based factory schmutz.

Yeah, sorry - front tank. I'll keep attacking the gunk.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cleaned one all up. That stuff is not road gunk, it's something else and it's not easy to get off. I can't remember what I used to get it off. Maybe a super stiff scrub brush, boiling hot water, and Dawn dish soap?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

camerahunter wrote:
I cleaned one all up. That stuff is not road gunk, it's something else and it's not easy to get off. I can't remember what I used to get it off. Maybe a super stiff scrub brush, boiling hot water, and Dawn dish soap?

Cool, I've got mine alternating between engine degreaser and simple green. My wife's gonna love the smell of our laundry room when I'm done with this. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Reply with quote

mariusstrom wrote:
So I'm in the process of replacing my leaky washer fluid reservoir with one I yanked off a junker van from the yard. I'm trying to clean up the replacement tank before I throw it on. Does anyone know if there was some sort of factory-installed protectant/liner applied to the bottom-side of the tank, or is this black/brown caked on stuff just 20+ years of road grime?

I'm thinking of doing a spray-on bedliner to the bottom of the tank to protect it from the inevitable rock.


All that gunk will protect your tank better from road debris. Laughing

Now if you wanted a bigger washer tank with two pumps... I've got a few.
Used in Vanagons with headlight washers.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if you had seen this from a fellow poster? It may work for your needs.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timwhy wrote:
Don't know if you had seen this from a fellow poster? It may work for your needs.
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What a great idea! That looks like the extra large tank for T3's with headlight washers since it drops lower than the regular washer tanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can I get one of those plates? Mine is the larger, headlight washer size, and I'm paroniod about breaking it...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have smashed my spare tire clam shell, driveshaft skid rails and engine/tranny skid plates and my washer fluid tank has never made contact. I dropped it recently to clear out some gunk at the bottom that kept getting sucked up and clogging the washer nozzles and I looked it over well for damage.
With the lower hanging headlight washer bottle the guard looks like a nice upgrade. I would ad a plate in the front to box it out though to protect it from impact in addition to scraping.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FNGRUVN made it. I think that it was on the What have you done thread a while back.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
I have smashed my spare tire clam shell, driveshaft skid rails and engine/tranny skid plates and my washer fluid tank has never made contact. I dropped it recently to clear out some gunk at the bottom that kept getting sucked up and clogging the washer nozzles and I looked it over well for damage.


My washer tanks are about 2" deeper thank your stockers unless you have headlight washer's too.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a stock NA spec washer bottle like the OP probably has- unless his junkyard is stocked with euro spec vans. I though of converting but the squirters are ugly and I didn't like the lower slung bottle.
U are more pimpy that I am. But I drive mine.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
I have a stock NA spec washer bottle like the OP probably has- unless his junkyard is stocked with euro spec vans. I though of converting but the squirters are ugly and I didn't like the lower slung bottle.
U are more pimpy that I am. But I drive mine.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

" But I drive mine."
I almost missed that...That's some funny stuff right there.

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BillM wrote:
" But I drive mine."
I almost missed that...That's some funny stuff right there.

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