My BX14 RE

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Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:13 am
It does seem a bit strange- but I do find that it’s easy enough to do one pass of the screen without any washer fluid appearing, since it takes so long to pump from the front to back of the car.
Would obviously prefer a normal latched intermittent though.

Out of interest… How does the wash work on the estate- do you have to keep it held in? (Sorry to derail thread).
Yeah, I always found it a bit strange that the wiper can't be made to stay on too. Every other old car that I've been in has always had a way of making the wiper stay on, even if it's constant. (The old Fiat Uno springs to mind, where it was just constant on or off & it had a separate switch just for the washer pump).

Yes, in the estate, you have to hold the switch down to make it wash the window, so the same as the hatchback in that respect, but if you just press it & let go, then it clicks & turns the intermittent wipe on; similar to the neighbouring switches really.

Back OT, Another way to stop the washer pump every time that you press the switch would be to cut it's wire, & then put a momentary switch between the cut wire & live, so you'd have separate switches for the wiper & washer.
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David wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:13 am
RobC wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:13 am
It does seem a bit strange- but I do find that it’s easy enough to do one pass of the screen without any washer fluid appearing, since it takes so long to pump from the front to back of the car.
Would obviously prefer a normal latched intermittent though.

Out of interest… How does the wash work on the estate- do you have to keep it held in? (Sorry to derail thread).
Yeah, I always found it a bit strange that the wiper can't be made to stay on too. Every other old car that I've been in has always had a way of making the wiper stay on, even if it's constant. (The old Fiat Uno springs to mind, where it was just constant on or off & it had a separate switch just for the washer pump).

Yes, in the estate, you have to hold the switch down to make it wash the window, so the same as the hatchback in that respect, but if you just press it & let go, then it clicks & turns the intermittent wipe on; similar to the neighbouring switches really.

Back OT, Another way to stop the washer pump every time that you press the switch would be to cut it's wire, & then put a momentary switch between the cut wire & live, so you'd have separate switches for the wiper & washer.
Indeed I could, but I just want the wiper to be toggled on and off, for parking and manual intermittent wiping.

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The offside steering rack gaiter has decided to not be one this week. I have a spare but I'm wondering how involved getting to it will be. It'll need doing ASAP so I don't condemn the whole rack.
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If its non pa's it's a piece of cake, just unscrew the track rod end from the rack, make a note of locknut position.
You can use cable ties to secure new boot access a little easier from underneath unless you have fingers of wizard I have a couple of new boots here if u want for the price of postage
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rutter123 wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:07 pm
If its non pa's it's a piece of cake, just unscrew the track rod end from the rack, make a note of locknut position.
You can use cable ties to secure new boot access a little easier from underneath unless you have fingers of wizard I have a couple of new boots here if u want for the price of postage
Cheers for that, I have a spare carried over from then the nearside was done. It's non-PAS which is a great help. What I've done for the moment is use a blob of superglue to hold it together and then place gaffa tape over the split. The roads on my commuite to work have just been resurfaced and I travel along the seafront for a small part of the journey so I'd like to keep as much material out as possible.