[Vwdiesel] Source for windshield washer reservoirs?

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Sun Oct 12 18:01:25 EDT 2003




Chris Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 240k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 88k miles
Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message -----
From: "William A. Thompson" <twogreek at hotmail.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 5:50 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Source for windshield washer reservoirs?

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Salutations one and all ...
I am working on getting 4 Rabbit Diesels back to road worthy condition. The
washer reservoirs tend to crack with age ... I have one that is good ... but
the pump is bad ... I have good pumps but the method that they are held onto
the washer reservoir is by a "washer" on the inside that is a PITA to remove
to change the pump (without cracking an already aged reservoir). Anyone have
any luck at it? ... if so share the wisdom please.
OR ...
Anybody know a source for NEW windshield washer reservoirs? ... Need up to 4
of 'em ... I suppose a junkyard source would be acceptable if I knew that
it's condition was worth buying. Any known to be eminently reliable
junkyards out there? There are plenty of hits with the parts
selectors/searchers that are on the web ... but it is a buyer beware
environment ... Any solid recommendations? They tend to fatigue/crack with
age and I prefer to get ones that I would not have to replace any time soon.
They are for 80 to 84 Rabbit diesels with the washer pump external to the
I have been following the list for several months now ... there are good
knowledgeable comments and tinkerers observations a'plenty. You know who you
are ... it sure is a far piece man has come ... to be able to share
experiences with each other from far corners of the world. Just a few years
ago there was no convenient way to "pick the mind" of many people with the
same interests if they didn't live in your immediate geographical
I best sign off lest I digress ... oops ... a bit to late I see ... caught
myself earlier than usual though ...

Bill ....
William A. Thompson
Sedro Woolley, Wa.

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