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Old 05-05-2020, 05:56 PM
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Upgrade Windshield Squirter Nozzles to Hood

Without reviving 10 year old threads with no pictures of the end result, has anyone upgraded their windshield washer nozzles to ones that are mounted through the hood? Apparently my hood was misaligned for the past several years and it finally wore holes in the top of the original squirter tubes. I'm just thinking that they make these universal squirter nozzles that just bolt through a 1/2" hole and are the type that can be actually aimed. Or I can spend $30 and get what will pass off as an original pair.


Nozzles Like this: Universal Squirters
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Old 05-07-2020, 06:46 AM
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This is a good find. I don't think you need to mount them in the hood though, why not in the same location as the old squirters in the cowl intake area? I'm going to get a pair myself and try them out cause my squirters have always been missing.
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:25 AM
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:25 AM
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Without reviving 10 year old threads with no pictures of the end result, has anyone upgraded their windshield washer nozzles to ones that are mounted through the hood? Apparently my hood was misaligned for the past several years and it finally wore holes in the top of the original squirter tubes. I'm just thinking that they make these universal squirter nozzles that just bolt through a 1/2" hole and are the type that can be actually aimed. Or I can spend $30 and get what will pass off as an original pair.


Nozzles Like this: Universal Squirters
You don't need to drill holes in the hood. My J20 came to me without squirter nozzles. The squirter is required for safety inspection here, so I made this work:





Easy.
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:27 AM
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they look great.
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:27 AM
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Thanks. Also, the original tubes are probably steel and could be repaired with thin-wall brass tubing and solder. Hobby shop - model railroad stuff.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:38 PM
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I've considered some that mount on the wipers. Anyone know a vehicle that had them?

I hate when you turn them on at high speed and most of the stuff goes over the roof.

Idunno if it's a problem on these since I don't remember ever using them on the short time I drove it before parking it.

I really like that you can hit the spray before turning on the wipers unlike modern vehicles.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:49 AM
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The widgets I bought only have one nozzle per housing. I have not noticed them traveling over the roof, but I have not put in a lot of highway driving with my J20. Probably these - https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-47137-Windshield-Washer-Nozzle
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:01 PM
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I had a hole in one of my spray nozzle tubes from rubbing on the hood. I slipped some heat shrink tubing over it, heated it with a lighter and problem fixed in 2 minutes. You can put a second layer of heat shrink over the first for insurance. Bend the tube out of the way of the hood to avoid a repeat incident.


Heat shrink tubing is used in electronics to insulate wire for those who are not familiar with it. Harbor Freight sells it or any electronics store.
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:28 PM
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I knew this sounded too easy. I was able to put one in the cowl out toward the hood, I had to open up one of the slots just a tiny bit. This is where I'm stuck. These nozzles even when aimed all the way to the top only reach about 4" up on the windshield. To reach even halfway up the windshield they need to be pointed almost straight up. I've tried several things (making an angled shim, opening up the hole in the housing to try and point the brass squirter ball up even higher) but nothing that really works. About the only thing I succeeded in was to open up a hole that was already there from the engine compartment to the cowl vent to run the hose through.


I'm going to throw a little more money at it and try a different set of nozzles, these throw out a fan shaped spray that can be adjusted, am thinking that a 45 or 90 degree pattern may work. Nozzle #2

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Old 05-18-2020, 04:30 PM
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Well, I got the fan style nozzles and set them up so they shoot a vertical fan pattern. Better, but I'm going back to original squirter tubes.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:44 AM
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:05 PM
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I think if you put them out on the hood that they would work, there's just not enough of an angle to the bases if you install them in the cowl vent slots... too close to the windshield. I couldn't get them to shoot much higher than straight onto the windshield. I messed around with making angled bases but unless you want to install these on a 1/4" angled base (and even with CNC's bases they'd still look wrong) I don't see how you'd get them to work to spray mid-windshield.
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:37 PM
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Perhaps your nozzles or lines are clogged and/or your pump is not putting out proper pressure.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:26 PM
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I put mine on the hood, and they work quite well. I used some universal style, but I think I'm going to go with old GM style (like on C1 Corvettes, maybe) when I prep it for paint.
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Old 05-25-2020, 05:25 PM
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I got the set of replacement original nozzles and after hooking them up they were shooting fluid over the vehicle. I've got them aimed now so they're hitting mid-windshield.
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Old 05-25-2020, 05:28 PM
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I got the set of replacement original nozzles and after hooking them up they were shooting fluid over the vehicle. I've got them aimed now so they're hitting mid-windshield.


Now for my next project. I left the back window down last night and it rained, went out with a shop vac and it sucked up a good chunk of rotted carpet. I think I've got a $90 fix ($47 if you want black) that will work perfectly.
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