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Old 07-06-2006, 04:06 PM
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Default Leaky Rear Wash-Wipe

I know that this has been asked before, but as the older topics have gone ...

I spotted that during spirited acceleration washer fluid leaked from the rear washer nozzle.
I have spoken to BMW this a.m. and they have not got a clue about a fix for this...
But .. I think that a couple of people on the Welsh Weekender mentioned part numbers for a non-return valve and a work instruction sheet so that a dealer (or enthusiast!) could fix this issue.
(I think it may have been THE ANIMAL and j1muv that I spoke to one this)

Could someone fill in the blanks!

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:10 PM
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Hi,

I dont own a Coupe yet but have been to see a few. I have been told that you can fit an additional valve that will cure the leakage but thats all i know.

I'll keep and eye on this post as when i find the right one i think i will have to do the same mod. Black cars show water stains like a white shirt and spagetti sauce.

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:19 PM
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It's a common fault but none of the dealers ever know about the fix. If I recall correctly they need to fit a non-return valve.

There is a BMW Technical Service Bulletin that refers to this, giving part numbers etc. but I haven't kept a copy and my original post on here has been lost in cyberspace with all the historic stuff.

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:30 PM
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I was sent a copy of the work instructions a while back. I think the part costs just a few quid (non return valve), it's getting the trim off to get at it which is a pain!

Will see if I can find it, but I think it was Col? who supplied it..
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:31 PM
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I got mine done last month under warranty.

The part no that was quoted on here was no good to them though as it didn tfit.

They came up with their own fix and its been fine.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:47 PM
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This is a problem which BMW acknowlkedges and will do FOC if a customer asks for it! Why don't they do this on a blanket basis if BMW knows it's a design fault :?: :?: :?:
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Both dealers Ive spoken to deny any knowledge of it.

They both say its not on any car recalls or noted problems.

I gave up with the first dealer and had to take a technician out to show him.
1 minute later he was like - 'oh yeah, that's no good, we'll have to fix that'

I tihkn if you include the grief you have to suffer to get a dealer to fix anything, the warranty is a con.
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:24 PM
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Both dealers Ive spoken to deny any knowledge of it.

They both say its not on any car recalls or noted problems.

I gave up with the first dealer and had to take a technician out to show him.
1 minute later he was like - 'oh yeah, that's no good, we'll have to fix that'

I tihkn if you include the grief you have to suffer to get a dealer to fix anything, the warranty is a con.
well if you will keep on using those muppets in ipswich!
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:21 PM
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Alright, alright don't get smart.

I can't really be doing with driving to Bury just to get the car looked at, can I?
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:26 PM
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Alright, alright don't get smart.

I can't really be doing with driving to Bury just to get the car looked at, can I?
go to colchester then!

you might see a PY one there, ill be getting my monies worth out of that warranty!
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