Windscreen washer pipe

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Windscreen washer pipe

Post by ba_barabus » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:05 pm

Hi guys,

does anyone know if the small pipe that runs on the wiper arm that carrys water from the water resevoir and distributes it is available anywhere for sale?

Mine has been completely blocked with crude and I can unblock it. I'm currently renewing the system with new pipes and a new pump. Well I have to order the pump this evening!

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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by David » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:33 am

The washer pipes are a standard fitment on most (if not all) cars.

You should be able to get a new one from a good motor spares shop, or failing that, try a scrap yard. There's bound to be something.
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by mds141 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:12 am

Do you mean the metal section of pipe? This can be re-sleeved. I'm sure there's a guide here somewhere.
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by citronut » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:07 am

as he / \ says,

i use a very stiff/rigid length of wire that is just the right diameter of the internal bore of the metal washer tube,

i suppose there is no reason why with the wiper unit off the car you couldn't use a drill of the right size, you migh need to run the drill in from both ends to reach the full length of the washer tube

also you are aware the plastic spray bar on the wiper arm is still showing as available from citroen

here is price and part No.

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
95495714 SPRAYING RAMP 12.18 GBP 14.62 GBP 14.62 GBP

and cheaper than a certain Citroen specialist offering these on ebay

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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by Defender110 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:18 pm

" small pipe that runs on the wiper arm " Are you referring to the spray bar?


Loads of washer tube here: http://www.beal.org.uk/hoses-tubing-fit ... at_36.html
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by citronut » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:28 pm

Defender110 wrote:" small pipe that runs on the wiper arm " Are you referring to the spray bar?
it certainly sounds like this is what the OP is saying, but for some reason i think its the metal tube running through the wiper spindle, as we all know this becomes blocked with rust,

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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by ba_barabus » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:31 pm

Defender110 wrote:" small pipe that runs on the wiper arm " Are you referring to the spray bar?
Yes that is indeed what I'm looking for. My local dealer isn't the best and has told me it's NLA.

It's the U shaped narrow pipe where the water sprays out from which is clipped on to the wiper arm. I'm no part number for it and couldn't find it anywhere.

Is there somewhere online I could order one and have it delivered. It isn't convenient to get to my dealer.

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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by Defender110 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:59 pm

Here's one; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-BX-wa ... 23333702ff

Rip off £9 postage though.
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by ba_barabus » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:02 pm

Defender110 wrote:Here's one; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-BX-wa ... 23333702ff

Rip off £9 postage though.
Holy shit that's expensive with postage :shock:

I shudder to think what he'd ask for postage to Ireland.

Any cheaper options before I go mad and am forced to buy it?

Strangely I can't find that if I search on ebay for it myself.

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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by citronut » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:25 am

were are you located and who was the dealer you inquired through,
ba_barabus wrote: Yes that is indeed what I'm looking for. My local dealer isn't the best and has told me it's NLA.

i here this quite often, i believe a lot of dealers parts bod's cant be bothered looking/chasing parts for older cars!!!!!,

citronut wrote:
also you are aware the plastic spray bar on the wiper arm is still showing as available from citroen

here is price and part No.

Part Number Description Quantity Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Total incl. VAT Selection
95495714 SPRAYING RAMP 12.18 GBP 14.62 GBP 14.62 GBP

and cheaper than a certain Citroen specialist offering these on ebay

regards malcolm


if you give your local dealer the part No. and if he still says its NFP = NLA, ask them to do an all dealer search,

as i said above it is still showing as available on service citroen which is exactly the same site Citroen dealers look price and part No.'s up through

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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by electrokid » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:09 am

They should do an all-dealer-search as a matter of course - if they don't then they are being lazy b£%^£rs.

Thanks for the part number Malcolm - might get one myself which will save me drilling tiny holes in it from time to time.
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by Defender110 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:34 am

citronut wrote:
Defender110 wrote:" small pipe that runs on the wiper arm " Are you referring to the spray bar?
it certainly sounds like this is what the OP is saying, but for some reason i think its the metal tube running through the wiper spindle, as we all know this becomes blocked with rust,

regards malcolm
Sorry Malcolm, hadn't read the last part of your post above mine quoting price and availability of the spray bar.
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by David » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:08 am

ba_barabus wrote:
Defender110 wrote:" small pipe that runs on the wiper arm " Are you referring to the spray bar?
Yes that is indeed what I'm looking for. My local dealer isn't the best and has told me it's NLA.

It's the U shaped narrow pipe where the water sprays out from which is clipped on to the wiper arm. I'm no part number for it and couldn't find it anywhere.
I thought you meant the rubber one. Perhaps I should read the post properly when I'm not tired...
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:06 am

citronut wrote:i here this quite often, i believe a lot of dealers parts bod's cant be bothered looking/chasing parts for older cars!!!!!,
Sadly this seems to be very true.
citronut wrote:if you give your local dealer the part No. and if he still says its NFP = NLA, ask them to do an all dealer search
I had this a couple of years ago - they told me the part was NLA and they were just about to put the phone down when I asked them to search. Turns out they themselves had the part in stock!!! So I reckon they didn't even bother to check the system at all the first time, either that or only checked whether it was available to order, and not their stock.
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Re: Windscreen washer pipe

Post by ba_barabus » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:03 pm

JC Campbell FTW.

I called and gave the part number. No issues getting the part, paid over the phone and it'll be dispatched once it's in early next week. No charge for postage :)