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400i Washer Fluid .. Bag? Need a photo please!

Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by james.colangelo, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. james.colangelo

    james.colangelo Karting

    Jan 28, 2008
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    Could someone do me a favor and take a picture or 2 of your washer fluid reservoir and location? Mine is missing and I can’t tell if it was a bag or a plastic reservoir - I would really appreciate it!

    Jim
     
  2. Jasonberkeley

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    I can take and post one in the morning if I dont forget!
     
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  4. james.colangelo

    james.colangelo Karting

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    Thank you so much this is very helpful. How does it clip on by the way?
     
  5. raemin

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    There is a metal bracket that goes between the air intake and the kjet mount. This metal braket is approx 15cm long and 2cm wide (like a metal ruller). On the bracket there are two round fixtures, the bag attaches to. If the bracket is missing, this is something you can easily rebuild yourself.
     
  6. Part Time

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    The trouble I go thru to get pics for you guys...….hiring a lighting director and crew, $1000's of camera equipment, professional photographer, Oscar winning hand model.....

    Just kidding.....it's all me.

    There are built in snaps on the bag as you would have on a convertible top.
    One end of the bracket is welded onto the fresh air duct, the other end stands up from the side of the hood lift piston lower bracket.

    Gary

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  7. theunissenguido

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  8. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    Ford mustangs were also using a washer bag that is actually better as it's got a suction port that's on the bottom of the bag. So it does not get crushed by the engine hood. Approx $30 new. Could not find a blue one without FOMOCO markings though.
     
  9. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    For sure it's all you, but your responses are always more exhaustive and perfectly accurate.

    Back to the subject, here are two tricks I am using for the dirty bag.

    1/ I am just amazed at how much dirt finds its way inside the bag, so it had been a habit for me to remove the bag once a year in order to remove the -very- visible deposit. I've come to a much more satisfying approach : I inserted a dozen of ceramic balls (as can be found in an aquarium filter) in the bag. When the car moves, these light balls are gently rubbing the residues that stick to the transparent inner surface of the bag. Et voilà: no more stubborn yellowish residue. This trick should not be implemented on cars that have the pump bolted on the bag (as is the case on some(/all?) 365).

    2/ If you come up with a used poor looking bag, that's a trick that you can also use in order to restore its former glory: shake it like hell with some balls and soap inside until it looks clean again.
     
  10. james.colangelo

    james.colangelo Karting

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    haha thanks Gary. My car DOES in fact have the bracket and snaps, I was looking in the wrong spot of course. Thank you!
     
  11. SouthJersey400i

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    One of the car's "lovliest" features!
    Ken
     

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