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Polo 9n windscreen washer bottle - how to replace - update

Postby Hotdubz » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:00 am

i hit a curb with the front left corner of my car a few weeks back and all of the windscreen washer water came out. not sure if the bottle broke or if a pipe or something came out.

how do i get to the washer bottle? wanna check what i need to replace. what tools are needed?
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Postby EX-DOHCTOR » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:54 am

You need to take the whole bumper off to get access to the bottle AFAIK.
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Re: Polo 9n windscreen washer bottle - how to replace?

Postby Neuk » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:00 am

EX-DOHCTOR wrote:You need to take the whole bumper off to get access to the bottle AFAIK.


Yebo yes, good luck :wink:
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Re: Polo 9n windscreen washer bottle - how to replace?

Postby Hotdubz » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:04 am

kewl so how do i do that? what tools will i need? think it might be a good idea to do my vent mod while the bumper is off

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Postby Neuk » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:12 am

Hotdubz wrote:kewl so how do i do that? what tools will i need? think it might be a good idea to do my vent mod while the bumper is off


Ummm - Torx head screwdrivers or a ratchet set and a lot of patience :wink: It's not that bad, just takes time...
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Postby mzuvele » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:23 am

just remember to unclip the outside temperature sensor, i almost ripped mines off when i stripped my bumber
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Postby Hotdubz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:10 am

mzuvele wrote:just remember to unclip the outside temperature sensor, i almost ripped mines off when i stripped my bumber


shot thanks for the tip.


Neuk wrote:Ummm - Torx head screwdrivers or a ratchet set and a lot of patience :wink: It's not that bad, just takes time...


any idea what size torx heads? i dont have any so will need to buy set. if you know the common sizes for the Polo please let me know so i can get a set that has most of them.

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Postby Neuk » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:23 am

mzuvele wrote:just remember to unclip the outside temperature sensor, i almost ripped mines off when i stripped my bumber bumper


Fixxored for you...


Hotdubz wrote:
Neuk wrote:Ummm - Torx head screwdrivers or a ratchet set and a lot of patience :wink: It's not that bad, just takes time...


any idea what size torx heads? i dont have any so will need to buy set. if you know the common sizes for the Polo please let me know so i can get a set that has most of them.


To be honest, I can't remember, I have a small Mastercraft toolset that has all that I need, with the exception of 1/2" socket's and large spanners, 25+...
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Postby EX-DOHCTOR » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:07 pm

Mastercraft FTW! With the exception of a few extra's here and there, I've never regretted getting the big toolbox I have.
I'll bring my Haynes Manual to work tomorrow and scan in the pages for bumper removal. Will either put them up in the thread or mail them to you.

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Postby mzuvele » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:13 pm

offtopic - where can I get that Heyns manual - i wud love to have it. my car is now doing 193000km and is going as strong as ever and i plan on keeping it for long
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Postby MeanTdi » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:13 pm

Hotdubz wrote:how do i get to the washer bottle?


It will be alot easier to remove the left front fender arch cover and wheel to access the washer bottle. :wink:
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Postby EX-DOHCTOR » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:28 pm

mzuvele wrote:offtopic - where can I get that Heyns manual - i wud love to have it. my car is now doing 193000km and is going as strong as ever and i plan on keeping it for long


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Postby aslam » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:02 pm

If you need a bottle, PM me.
I have a brand new one, I bought one cause I had a leak, turned out it was only the pipe leaking !
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Postby Neuk » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:45 pm

MeanTdi wrote:
Hotdubz wrote:how do i get to the washer bottle?


It will be alot easier to remove the left front fender arch cover and wheel to access the washer bottle. :wink:


And you would know? Have you had an accident of a similar nature? Spill the beans Itai Boknaai :crazy:
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Postby MeanTdi » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:48 pm

Neuk wrote:And you would know? Have you had an accident of a similar nature? Spill the beans Itai Boknaai :crazy:


:lol: :moon:

I was looking at fitting sprays onto the intercooler and redirecting the water from the washer bottle to the SMIC. :wink:

:!offtopic:

If I had this at ODI results would have been very different :evil:
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Postby joggiep » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:55 pm

mzuvele wrote:offtopic - where can I get that Heyns manual - i wud love to have it. my car is now doing 193000km and is going as strong as ever and i plan on keeping it for long


Just don't rely on it when it comes to the motor.. it only has the 1.2 , 1.4 16v and the TDi motor in the manual :bang: :bang:
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Postby Hotdubz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:59 pm

hey thanks for the reply's guys

EX-DOHCTOR wrote:I'll bring my Haynes Manual to work tomorrow and scan in the pages for bumper removal. Will either put them up in the thread or mail them to you.

It doesn't look too hard tbh.


thanks man! this will help alot. you can mail me on [email protected]


MeanTdi wrote:It will be alot easier to remove the left front fender arch cover and wheel to access the washer bottle. :wink:


Thanks Marco. i can see everything that is happening there if i remove this? i will also need torx heads hey?


aslam wrote:If you need a bottle, PM me.
I have a brand new one, I bought one cause I had a leak, turned out it was only the pipe leaking !


thanks man, i'l keep that in mind. let me check what the damage is when i open it. please PM the price tho.

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Postby Hotdubz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:59 pm

joggiep wrote:
Just don't rely on it when it comes to the motor.. it only has the 1.2 , 1.4 16v and the TDi motor in the manual :bang: :bang:


PD100?

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Postby Neuk » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:00 pm

joggiep wrote:
mzuvele wrote:offtopic - where can I get that Heyns manual - i wud love to have it. my car is now doing 193000km and is going as strong as ever and i plan on keeping it for long


Just don't rely on it when it comes to the motor.. it only has the 1.2 , 1.4 16v and the TDi motor in the manual :bang: :bang:


Mine is perfect, not sure what you are moaning about :moon:
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Postby joggiep » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Neuk wrote:Mine is perfect, not sure what you are moaning about :moon:


No use if you have a 1.6 Polo and your looking for torque settings or the proper timing marks :bang: .

Is reg .... be funny Mnr Evil Monkey boy !! you'll have 6 reverse gears on that TDi of yours when I'm done with it ! :evil:
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Hotdubz wrote:
MeanTdi wrote:It will be alot easier to remove the left front fender arch cover and wheel to access the washer bottle. :wink:


Thanks Marco. i can see everything that is happening there if i remove this? i will also need torx heads hey?


Yes, you can see the necessary. If you need to view and access from the front you can remove left front foglight grill.

Yes, torx head will be necessary. I have the cheap 'made in china' ones that have worked fine for years. :wink:
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Postby Hotdubz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:25 pm

MeanTdi wrote:Yes, you can see the necessary. If you need to view and access from the front you can remove left front foglight grill.

Yes, torx head will be necessary. I have the cheap 'made in china' ones that have worked fine for years. :wink:


thanks man, what size is needed?

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joggiep wrote:Just don't rely on it when it comes to the motor.. it only has the 1.2 , 1.4 16v and the TDi motor in the manual :bang: :bang:


True story, seems suited best for the 1.4/1.9TDi owners.
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Postby Neuk » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:56 pm

joggiep wrote:
Neuk wrote:Mine is perfect, not sure what you are moaning about :moon:


No use if you have a 1.6 Polo and your looking for torque settings or the proper timing marks :bang: .


Sadly true....

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Re: Polo 9n windscreen washer bottle - how to replace?

Postby MeanTdi » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:16 am

Hotdubz wrote:
MeanTdi wrote:Yes, you can see the necessary. If you need to view and access from the front you can remove left front foglight grill.

Yes, torx head will be necessary. I have the cheap 'made in china' ones that have worked fine for years. :wink:


thanks man, what size is needed?


I have them at home. I will check tonight...
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