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m78



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: windshield wash reservoir Reply with quote

Has anyone purchased a replacement cap for the windshield wash reservoir?

It's a bit puzzling. The new cap does not have a connector ring that holds it onto the reservoir. It's simply a rubber cap that pushes onto the reservoir. And it doesn't stay on very tight.

Is there a trick to keeping this cap on?



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe staple down one side? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a more serious note, do you think the part you have now is complete? Perhaps it's missing a piece or was made wrong?

Maybe try a thin rubber band around the lip of the reservoir port?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the rubber band idea is a pretty good one. it might work.

for now, I just put the old cap back on, it is the original cap that uses a plastic collar to hold it on.

I don't think I'm missing any part. I bought both the reservoir and the cap from the dealer at the same time and the parts diagram doesn't indicate there's anything else required.

very strange though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty good at rigging stuff in a pinch. But my Dad is the master. He once drove his 1979 450SLC with a broken throttle cable 40-miles with a piece of wire run through the window.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the era our fathers grew up in was a time where they needed to find creative (re: cheap) ways to keep things running, because there was very little alternative.

I fixed the mower once by simply buying a $2.00 spark plug. My brother said it was just like Dad would have done, and I joked back that no, he would have cleaned the spark plug and not spent a single cent.

I feel like a throwback sometimes though. I still listen to vinyl records.

Not in the car though Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, the ugly black plastic cap is what the sell as a replacement now.

You can sometimes clean up the stock one with hot water, soap and scrub brush. As it's often stained by the coloring in the windshield washer fluid.

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