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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, what else will you be adding? Btw- used washers today and I must say having six jets over the original two is very nice indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1621 wrote:
Well, what else will you be adding?


Projekt Zwo fog light guards, will post pics too, I was tempted to buy 16" wheel arches but that is a lot of greens to spend on a bunch of plastic, we'll see for how long I can resist temptation Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevey88 wrote:
My Westy was built in 9/86 and it has the driver side nozzle at the old place. My tin top was built in 3/87 and the nozzle is already at the new location. The twin jet at the old location should work better than the single jet I would think.


For the record, I have the same:
'86 Syncro, old outboard position of DS nozzle.
3/87 GL, DS nozzle has been moved to inboard position.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
madspaniard wrote:
andy syncro-nutz wrote:
Henning below sells them,

http://syncro-services.com/index_modi_eng.html



thanks for the link

I woud be interested in some of the stuff they sell, group buy anybody?


I bought a pair of the 2-way nozzles they sell at this link (plus other stuff), on their way here, will post pics and install


Hey Mad, where did you get those 3-way washers that you gave me one of?
I installed it on the DS, leaving the original single washer on the passenger side, and have been super happy with the results.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamos wrote:
Hey Mad, where did you get those 3-way washers that you gave me one of?
I installed it on the DS, leaving the original single washer on the passenger side, and have been super happy with the results.


Hi J,

the 3-way washer were from this Brit guy who sold a bunch here on The Samba (Smart car nozzle?), I sill have them but look a bit too big so I decided to give the 2-way ones from Henning a chance since they are supposed to be Vanagon South Africa parts?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Check Valve Reply with quote

Heya SAMBAists.
I frikkin love this forum, almost as much as I love my van. Its so nice to know that I'm not the only one. Here in AK the stock nozzles are not up to the task.
So I just ordered my washer nozzles from Pelican Parts. I'd like to put some check valve/s in too. Have you guys done this? I had the dash off and I dont want to take it back off. Can check valves be fitted through the hole that the nozzle goes in?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put one (check valve) in the line around the height of the upper grill. But I think the lower the better... more weight of water on the valve, no?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch out with adding check valves if you plan to run in the winter months.
Unprotected lines will freeze quickly when below zero, even with antifreeze, in my experiences.
The system is designed to drain back into the tank.

I have had great success running heat tape on the tank & lines, powered off the power mirror circuit as I do a ton of winter Syncro driving.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone try one on the rear hatch yet???

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: ha! Heat tape! Reply with quote

Funny you should mention heat tape...I was thinking of running a trace in my sink water line but could only find 120V tape...your running 12 V tho?
Hmmmm. Still, I dont understand how washer fluid would freeze at all, its supposed to be good to wayyyyy below zero...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
I bought a pair of the 2-way nozzles they sell at this link (plus other stuff), on their way here, will post pics and install

We would love to see these.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard has all of the cool guy windshield nozzles. Wink
I am still running the ghetto OG style.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: ha! Heat tape! Reply with quote

Honuak wrote:
Funny you should mention heat tape...I was thinking of running a trace in my sink water line but could only find 120V tape...your running 12 V tho?
Hmmmm. Still, I dont understand how washer fluid would freeze at all, its supposed to be good to wayyyyy below zero...


RV supply has 12volt tape and yes my lines have frozen with check valves at hiway speeds.
I drive that fast!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Watch out with adding check valves if you plan to run in the winter months.
Unprotected lines will freeze quickly when below zero, even with antifreeze, in my experiences.
The system is designed to drain back into the tank.


Interesting.

"Stauventil" - backup valve/one way valve - is clearly shown in the German manual for the headlight washers.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeap and I have seen them heated on TriStars.
Only when equipt with ABS, go figure.
The headlamp washers are not plumbed into the windshield lines, they just share the same reservoir.

The headlamp washer lines are a larger diameter tubing too.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Stauventil" - backup valve/one way valve - is clearly shown in the German manual for the headlight washers.

It also says only on the caravelle carat. It isn't on the trucks or lower end models?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r39o wrote:
madspaniard wrote:
I bought a pair of the 2-way nozzles they sell at this link (plus other stuff), on their way here, will post pics and install

We would love to see these.


believe it or not my goodies are stuck at customs, they were sent to me in February from Spain. It used to be fast shipping but the last two times I ordered from Europe it has taken way more time than usual to get here, maybe Christmas backup...

I will post pics as soon as I get the stuff
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Stauventil" - backup valve/one way valve - is clearly shown in the German manual for the headlight washers.

It also says only on the caravelle carat. It isn't on the trucks or lower end models?


Correct.
The headlight setup is different on the later models than pictured and the washers are located in different locations on the trucks / Syncros.
Many options we did not get here in the US were designed for the Syncro to be used in commerical / agricultural enviornments in Scandinavia.
A perfect example of this would be the very limited production Syncro transmission nos cone with a cable actuated PTO.

I am just trying to share my experience with adding a check valve to the stock Vanagon windshield washer nozzle system.
It didn't work for me until the lines were protected from windchill during winter hiway driving.
Possibly the antifreeze/cleaner was cheap, but it gelled and would not pass the nozzles.
When the check valve was removed and the fluid was allowed to drain back to the tank it did not gel.
Having the entire system heated and using RainX winter wiper formula has been amazing.

On a related note, I have a few different wiper arms here in the shop that have the washer nozzles incorporated into them. The wiper blades are heated as well. This project is in the works, buts is on hold until this coming winter.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also got the pelican parts double windshield washer nozzle, and have to say it works so great that I can't imagine wanting a third nozzle. I also saw that the 3 nozzle upgrades take a lot of extra work where the two nozzle for the Porsche fits without any hassle.

Anyway talking about Pelican Parts, when I first contacted them they didn't' want to sell me the part because I told them I was putting it on a VW and not Porsche, but after I responded and shared this linked page they sent me the part...Although i got a funny message, which I imagine they send to all their Porsche customers about a "mighty ship that I sail" has anyone else received that?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

akyrie wrote:
Although i got a funny message, which I imagine they send to all their Porsche customers about a "mighty ship that I sail" has anyone else received that?

No.. But that is almost signature line worthy!
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