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better to be the pisser than pissee

>Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 23:12:37 -0000
>From: "Ian J Haseltine" <jim_haseltine@email.msn.com>
>Subject: Re: retrofitting headlight washers
>- -----Original Message-----
>From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
>>I have long contempletd this project for my coupe.  Seems to me to be
>>fairly simple, sort of.  1.  Mount a pair of normal windsheild squirters

>BTDT about 10 years ago on a Rover. Absolute waste of time, money and
>I used a pump and two jets for each headlight (clarification - thats 2 pumps
>and 4 jets in total) and wired the pumps via a low beam energised relay.
>Honestly, it would have been more effective to stop the car, get out and
>p*ss on the lights every time that I wanted to clean them.


Better to be the Pisser than the Pissee (old German saying).

Reminds me of a day not long ago. I was standing around shooting the breeze
with my friend who runs a VW/Audi garage. He was helping a customer who
recently bought a late-ish model 90 from him, and who now claimed that the
headlight washers wouldn't work. My friend checked a few things and then
said "You know your headlights need to be turned on for the washers to
work. Turn 'em on and try it again."

Whereupon a loud buzz erupted, the spray jets sprang into action--and one
of them flew out from the bumper--followed by a heavy stream of water that
reached over 2 yards away to saturate my trousers from the knee down,
nearly filling my shoe!

That was good for a laugh over the next 30 minutes.

Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com