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On 05/20/97 21:53:50 you wrote: > > >---------- >From: Trish & Ted Davis[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] >Sent: Friday, May 16, 1997 6:12 AM >To: Jeff Carver >Cc: email@example.com >Subject: Re: '71 squareback clock repair > > > >Now, if someone could just figure out how to make the wishield washer >fluid work..... ;) -T >_____________________________________________________________ >First, replace all rubber tubing with clear vinyl tubing available at >any good hardware store. This will hold any pressure you put to the >washer storage tank. This should solve most problems, unless your >windsheild washer switch is leaking (ie the push button for the washers >leaks). > >I don't know if replacement switches are available. I got a couple from >wrecking yards and found I could drill out the rivets that hold it >together. Two places tend to fail. First is the rubber valve on the >pin. I was able to fashion a new one out of some neoprene gasket >material. Works great. Number two is much more difficult. It is a >specailly shaped rubber gasket/cover that tends to crack. I couldn't >repair it, so I kept opening "bad" switches 'til I found a "good" >gasket. Put it back together with two #4 X 1.25" machine screws. > >Finally, your spayer nozzles can get corroded or clogged. I got >replacements from VW a couple of years ago. Carefully tear our the old >ones with a pair of Vise-Grips (don't chip paint or ding metal). Cut >tubing off flush and reattach to the new nozzles. Insert into opening >until the snaps engage. > >This should give you a clear vision on those dusty days. > >P.S. The only other part to go bad (and I've never seen it) is the >check valve/screw-top of the washer fluid resevoir. If it goes, just >get another at a wrecking yard. They are all the same for the time >period for all VWs. > >Yours, > >Kevin Toney >firstname.lastname@example.org >________________________________________________________________ >'70 Sqbk/Variant >'71 Sqbk/Variant >'85 Golf >'85 Vanagon (Dead) >________________________________________________________________ >"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he >is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not >make messes in the house." L.L. > > > I just bought a new one for my '71 this last fall, and Rocky Mountain Motorworks catalogs a number of different ones. I, too, have been playing the "building one good out of two bad" game, ran out of suitable bad ones. They all had the same bad parts. Switches are still good, though. The new one ran about $30, but was a must for winter around here.