From dale_at_unofficialbmw.com Sun Sep 10 00:30:16 2000
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 22:27:03 EDT
Subject: Lets chrome windshield washer nozzle any E36 plus
The Z8 roadster comes with chrome heated windshield washer nozzles. I
ordered a set to see if they would fit my '00 Z3 M coupe. All E36's plus
some other models (E34, E32) share the same windshield washer nozzle opening
in the hood. The electrical connections vary some, with cars of the same
model and year using different ones. I've included part numbers for the
connectors and pins that will match the Z8 nozzles. So no matter what
connectors you have, you can just plug in or replace the connectors you have
to match the Z8 ones.
The Z8 nozzles fit the holes in the hood but are sloppy depending on the
nozzle variation. On my car the stock pasenger nozzle fits loosely and the
drivers side one is tight. The hole variance in the hood holes, is slight
based on the few cars I checked. On the first set, I installed in a friends
car, we used a small dab of hot glue to hold them in place. While aligning
them and pushing down on them so that they sit flush with the hood surface,
hot glue them in place from below on the sides. This works much better with
two people. (He recently let me know that the hot glue loosened up and he
wants to go with the clips, see below)
So people wouldn't have to do this, I mentioned to Richard Mix that we
could come up with an adapter clip, basically a rectangular hole within a
rectangle. He took it from there and came up with an adapter clip set with
some front to back tabs. He further refined it to include some side to side
tabs too. The thickness of the clip takes out any up and down play.
2 each Nozzle 61 66 8 380 122 $28.75 retail each
3 each Clamp 16 13 1 379 229 $0.65 retail each
1 each Hose (1 meter) 61 66 1 357 388 $5.70 retail
2 each Mix clips $20.00 retail per set
2 each Plug housing 61 13 8 365 340 $1.75 retail each
2 each Contact 61 13 0 005 199 $1.00 retail each
2 each Contact 61 13 0 006 665 $1.00 retail each
X Hood pad fasteners 51 48 1 915 964 $0.30 retail each
Connect to: http://www.mz3.net/articles/upgrades/080.html
for related info. The following is unique to the Z8 nozzles.
Unfasten the hood pad. The fasteners unscrew using a Phillips screwdriver.
Unscrew just enough so that you can pull out the fastener base and screw as
one assembly. Placing a sheet over the engine compartment keeps you from
losing the hood pad fasteners. Install the same way and push in, or screw in
The Mix clips go under the hood. Install the nozzle in the hood opening.
Install the Mix clips on the nozzles with the tabs on the clips facing
forward and upward.
The Z8 nozzle hose connection faces the front of the car instead of the
(stock) passenger side. Remove the right angle adapter on the passenger side
and install it on the drivers side Z8 nozzle. I use 4 inch diaganol cutters
to remove and install the hose clamps. Replace the ~ two inch long hose on
the passenger side with an ~ 3 inch long one.
We offer a kit which includes two nozzles, 3 hose clamps, a short piece of
hose and the Mix clips.
This kit sells for $80.00 shipping included.
Ron_at_unofficialbmw.com, FLI BMW, FLY BMW, Marlborough, CT
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