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Old 24th February 2014, 10:19 AM
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No the part where it connects to the nozzle isn't visible... the water pipe goes up into the bonnet itself at the corner, then you don't see anything anymore - it actually runs inside the bonnet. And where the nozzle is there is no rear access to it

Also tried needling it as advised earlier in the thread - no change
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Old 24th February 2014, 11:00 AM
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The Nozzles come out through the bonnet from below if I read the manual correctly.

Have a look through the files, you will figure it out from there once you have looked at the car I'm sure.
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Old 24th February 2014, 03:04 PM
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I'm 100% sure now that headlights washers are equipped with individual pumps, 2x for headlights, 1x for windscreen

So as snapdragon mentioned, there will be like a very thin bactericidal growth of slime which got to the bottom of the tank where the filter is.
I've had same issue recently, headlight washers were working fine but the windscreen jets were literally dribbling.
So, driver side wheelarch near the driver's door, unscrew two bottom screws, pull the wheelarch with a flat scredriwer and you will see bottom of the tank and a pump.
Pull the pump up and there will be left a black rubber ring which is actually a filter.
If there is a water in the tank I will guarantee you water will shoot out as soon you pull this filter out. Clean of properly think skin type growth and put bits back together. But as mentioned before, give a quick.blast from the top ideally with a jetwasher or couple of bottles of hot water to flush the rest of the growth from inside the tank.
If you don't do that it may get block almost instantly or withing coupe of days, it happened to me.

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^^^ wot he said. I had the same on my 3.0 Tdi. Filter hunged, very poor / intermittent squirting. Cleaned it out and good as new
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I should also add that this bacteria can be fatal if the water mist is inhaled into the lungs and is not treated within a few days.
If it smells a bit sulphurus, it is Legionella bacterium, but like measles you can only get it once and it only seems to affect men. It loves the warm water of washer bottles in engine compartments.
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I should also add that this bacteria can be fatal if the water mist is inhaled into the lungs and is not treated within a few days.
If it smells a bit sulphurus, it is Legionella bacterium, but like measles you can only get it once and it only seems to affect men. It loves the warm water of washer bottles in engine compartments.
Try using (baby/beer) bottle steriliser in suitable concentration to kill the stuff first - if you try detecting legionella bacterium by sniffing for it it might be a bit like looking for a gas leak with a naked flame.
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^^^ wot he said. I had the same on my 3.0 Tdi. Filter hunged, very poor / intermittent squirting. Cleaned it out and good as new
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He's agreeing with you about cleaning the tank filter.
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He's agreeing with you about cleaning the tank filter.


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Red circle shows the location of the screenwash pump.

Is it sorted now??
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