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Washer Bottle Relocation

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:33 am

I am looking for ideas for relocating a windscreen washer bottle out of the engine bay. I don't actually have one at all, the air filter box is in the spot of where the stock one would sit (F6A conversion). I don't want it in the tray using up tray space. As for capacity, smaller the better. 500ml or less.
Anybody done something similar? or recommend a container?
 
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 am

Have you looked at putting it under the dash.

We don't have room in our engine bay (F8C conversion) so our will go under the dash.
 
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:28 pm

There's room behind the bulkhead in the vent compartment. Trouble is finding a bottle to suit the space.
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:52 pm

Cappuccino bottles are often used under the cowl in MX5's? No idea if it would fit an MB but it is relatively shallow and narrow.
 
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:25 pm

What about putting one inside the front guard?  The VW Amarok has one mounted there, good use of empty space.
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:51 pm

Thanks all for your input. I am now aiming for the vent compartment. I will post the results if I can get things to fit.
 
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:12 pm

Ok so I started looking into positioning a bottle in the window drain area and found the MX5 relocation washer bottle kit pictured. Dimensions; 34cm wide and about x 9cm x 9cm. These dimensions seemed too big to fit the MB.
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Universal bottles had a similar problem, all too wide to fit anywhere neatly, I thought about hiding one inside the wheel arch.
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I found a motorcycle brake fluid tank off ebay ($13 delivered) and an inline washer pump ($5)
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I put the tank under a strut mount bolt and cable tied the pump in place (no drilling). Yes it is very small, It holds 50ml plus however long your hose is to the pump. I timed it at 4 solid seconds of use, which should do me fine considering I haven't had one fitted previously.
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If I find I want more capacity or think of a better place to put it I will. I hope this sparks some ideas for anyone else looking to add/move it.
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Re: Washer Bottle Relocation

Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:45 pm

That's a pretty ingenious solution champ! Nice work.  :thumbup1:
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