Used Citroen Screen Washer Jets
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About Screen Washer Jets
A screenwasher jet is the mechanism by which screenwash is squirted onto the vehicle windscreen to aid clear visibility and safe driving. Screenwash is pumped from the screenwash reservoir by means of a stick-lever on the steering column. It’s carried by plastic tubing from the reservoir to two small jets which lie just below the exterior of the windscreen. On the rear windscreen there may be only one jet. These jets can be angled to get the optimum direction onto the windscreen. The use of windscreen wipers during operation of the jets will obtain the best results in thoroughly cleaning the windscreen.
There will usually be a setting on the steering column lever that will cause the windscreen wipers to activate automatically with a spray of screenwash from the jets.
Poor jet spray is likely to be caused by the jet nozzles becoming blocked by debris in which case the screenwash is not able to escape from the jets. If the jets are inoperative the wipers will generally smear the windscreen making visibility poor. If the screenwasher jets are not angled correctly they will not spray the screenwash onto the correct portion of the windscreen. In extreme cold weather the screenwasher jets may freeze up and not allow water to be sprayed onto the windscreen. It’s also possible for the plastic tubes which carry the screenwash to perish and leak which will prevent fluid reaching the jets. Pools of water under or even inside the vehicle may be apparent if this is the case.
- In 1968, Citroën bought control of the Italian car firm Maserati. That purchase led to the design of the Citroën GT, which came with hydro-pneumatic suspension and a V6 engine. It did well in terms of sales, but production of the last version, the DS23 Pallas Electronique, was stopped in 1975 after the '73 oil crisis.
- After WWII, Michelin owned Citroën and wanted to make a car for the people. The Citroën 2CV was designed for driving on French roads, so it was incredibly sturdy, and tests were carried out by driving through ploughed fields with trays of eggs on the seats. Although changes in design happened, some version of the Citroën 2CV was in production from 1949 all the way through to 1990.
- At a recent count, Citroën cars have appeared in just under 1,800 films, with the most famous being the Citroën used in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only. That film even had a tie-in car, a special edition Citroën that was emblazoned with the 007 logo and optional bullet hole stickers for the windows.
- The Citroën 2CV Safari had some crazy extra features. It was a four-wheel-drive vehicle, and Citroën decided that four-wheel drive meant that it would be better to have two engines...one at the front and one at the back. The fuel cap sticks out of the driver's door, and the tank was right under the driver's seat!
- The founder of the company, André Citroën, is renowned as something of a genius when it comes to marketing. He specifically targeted adverts for the 1922 Citroën Type C at women owners, and soon after the car became very popular, earning the nickname 'Petit Citron' after the distinctive lemon yellow paint job.