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Installing Fan washers

kiddo

ST Cupra
May 30, 2015
1,152
99
Lancashire
I think I'll whip my fan washers out and reinstall the oem pistols before it goes back just in case the new motor comes with pistols.
 

DEAN0

Old Git
Feb 1, 2006
4,896
127
Preston - UK
I think I'll whip my fan washers out and reinstall the oem pistols before it goes back just in case the new motor comes with pistols.
Exactly what I did.
Can't believe the Cupra does not ship with fan jets ( but then neither does the latest Golf R )
 

kevster184

Active Member
Mar 14, 2015
669
25
Exactly what I did.
Can't believe the Cupra does not ship with fan jets ( but then neither does the latest Golf R )
Penny pinching comes to mind! Can it really be much cheaper to manufacture the older style. You'd think if they made them all fan style accross every VAG car it would be best all round.
 

Jaco2k

AWD FTW
Mar 11, 2018
889
576
Tampere, Finland
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Cannot believe I did not notice this thread earlier :)
I was also unhappy about the screen washers on mg new car and could not put my finger on what it was in the Octavia that made it better.
I read it here yesterday in the morning and in the afternoon I found a local breaker with the heated version out of a VW Sharan ;)
Paid 25€, but they are genuine VW part and no hassle of ordering from anywhere.
Will try to install tonight.
 

kevster184

Active Member
Mar 14, 2015
669
25
Finally got round to fitting my cheap Chinese knock off fan jets after I had to clean the washer bottle out, what a job that was!

They seem better than the genuine ones I had issues with.

Love the way they are obviously a copy and they have used a dremel to try to hide the VW badge in the moulding!
 

Jaco2k

AWD FTW
Mar 11, 2018
889
576
Tampere, Finland
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Installed mine today - as per this thread, it is as easy as it gets.
Since the car is washed, resisted the urge to try them out ;)
...will report back when I do, but as per my previous post, I got mine used from a breaker.
... And they worked just fine - big improvement. Just need to fix the aim now, since both are pretty low.
 

ryzzey

Active Member
Jan 18, 2018
161
42
Dorset, UK
Just wanted to add that since changing to fan washers my screenwash lasts so much longer!

Haven’t worked out exactly how much longer but instead of jets p*ssing screenwash everywhere, it’s spread so evenly by the fan nozzle it only needs a small amount each time.
 

Ash82

Active Member
Aug 19, 2018
130
22
Manchester
Time 5 mins install (1 hour photos :) )
Level: Easy
Fan Jet Part No 5MO 955 985 C 9B9 non heated about £10 (See here eBay item number:221246183308 for an example of heated fans) or eBay item number:321197661391 for the ones I bought. You can pay more for SEAT branded ones from the same dealer but as you won't see the logo only you will know ;)
Pistol Spray No 5FO 955 986

Pic 1 Comparison of pistol and fan . The fan is slightly deeper than the pistol but this did not matter to the install or effectiveness



Pic 2 Fan from top



Pic 3 Underside of fan. All clips are identical. It is a direct replacement by pulling towards the engine from the screen side and then in a downward motion.



Pic 4 A 2mm Allen Key is used to adjust the position of the jets on the screen in a vertical direction only. There is no horizontal adjustment as that is determined by the spray slot.



Pic 5 Underside of the original. Note the 3 jets. Here the black clip which retains the washer fluid tube securely has been slid to the right. Do not attempt to remove it. The pipe then easily pulls off. Fitting is a reverse.



Pic 6 The results from various angles

Comparison of jet of fine droplets covering the screen so well they are almost invisible in this shot. The 3 jets are well defined




Jet seen bottom right



Spray from inside the car showing coverage





So there you all are. I'll report back after a weeks trial. First impressions are that less fluid is used but that it is better distributed and will reduce wiper/ screen wear.
Great mod. I just done this myself on my Leon , quick install and looks better !!! Thanks for posting
 

leonisis

Quick enough for me....
Mar 21, 2016
256
59
Bangor NI
As well as this mod for anyone who has the headlamp washer system, have a look at making changes via OBDEleven to how the system works.
It can be set depending on how long you hold the washer stalk on or how many times you wash windscreen.
Washer bottle seems to last forever now both fan washers fitted and alterations made.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
 
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Ash82

Active Member
Aug 19, 2018
130
22
Manchester
As well as this mod for anyone who has the headlamp washer system, have a look at making changes via OBDEleven to how the system works.
It can be set depending on how long you hold the washer stalk on or how many times you wash windscreen.
Washer bottle seems to last forever now both fan washers fitted and alterations made.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
Mine are not heated , tested hem and seem to work fine ? Weather that’s required on heated version?
 
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