[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 62, Issue 5

Jonathan jhhummel at bigpond.com
Fri Dec 26 14:26:52 PST 2008

Interesting that you reckon there is still a frozen part of the line you can't 
get to. Interesting still if you've taken the car for a decent drive and the 
heat of the engine hasn't defrosted it for you. Everything under my bonnet 
gets quite warm after a run along the highway, although the tarmac here is 
probably over 40 deg C itself in the middle of the day, so it may not be all 

> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 15:34:15 -0800
> From: "James Hanson" <james0hanson at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [A4] Frozen washer jets
> To: a4 at audifans.com
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> Everything is back up and running, with no apparent damage.
> I managed to thaw the headlight jets and get them back up and running, but
> was never able to thaw the windscreen washers.  I suspect that the lines
> were frozen somewhere I could not reach.
> Now that our temps are up, I've flushed the system and replaced with -30
> cleaner.  Lesson learned.
> Thanks,
> James
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:20 PM, James Hanson 
<james0hanson at gmail.com>wrote:
> > All,
> > We've had some cold weather lately in Seattle, and I suspect that my
> > washer jets may be suffering from it.
> >
> > The washer system is non-functional, and one of the washer jets is stuck
> > about 1/2" up.  I suspect that the system may have been filled with
> > summer fluid the last time I had it in the shop.
> >
> > Is it likely that there has been some damage, or should I expect the
> > system to go back to normal once everything thaws?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > James

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