[xj] V12 SIII In-Bonet Washer Nozzles

Had a fun day (NOT) in the driveway today replacing one of the 2
washer pumps for the V12 SIII w/headlamp washers. There are 2
pumps. One for the screen and one for the headlamps.

In the XJ6 without headlamp washers it’s a piece of cake. In the
V12 SIII, not so, especially re-installing the tank, but I won’t go
into that. Hopefully the scapes on my hands and arms will heal one
day :slight_smile:

My question though is on the screen washer nozzles. Viewed from the
cockpit, on both of my bonnet fittings (there are 2 jets on each
fitting), the right jet shoots low, and the left jet shoots high. I
have cleaned out each jet with thin wire, but the trajectory is the
same. Can you adjust the trajectory on these *in-bonnet’’ nozzles?

Cheers–
Larry Karpman '79 XJ6 SIII (US) '88 V12 SIII (Canada)
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Larry, these nozzles are not adjustable as far as I know; they should be
correct, assuming that the washer nozzle unit is properly seated in the
bonnet. As a matter of interest, these bonnet mounted jets are a Canada-only
item, found on the late 86 to 92 Series III cars. Cars for all other markets
used the jets mounted in the chrome grille.
But the fact that your are even concerned about this (and have spent the
day on the headlamp washer units) leads to the inescapable and very
disturbing conclusion that you use this Jaguar in (cringe!) “damp”
weather. Have you no sense of right and wrong???

                             Gregory----- Original Message ----- 

From: “Larry Karpman” lkarpman@comcast.net
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 4:55 PM
Subject: [xj] V12 SIII In-Bonet Washer Nozzles

:
: My question though is on the screen washer nozzles. Viewed from the
: cockpit, on both of my bonnet fittings (there are 2 jets on each
: fitting), the right jet shoots low, and the left jet shoots high. I
: have cleaned out each jet with thin wire, but the trajectory is the
: same. Can you adjust the trajectory on these *in-bonnet’’ nozzles?
:
: Cheers

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In reply to a message from Dr Gregory Andrachuk sent Mon 8 Mar 2004:

Interstate Highway system of the US, perhaps in the Great Plains,
with no exits for hundreds of miles, and perhaps the odd desset
thundershower should appear, with no safe harbour, and the swirling
dust became mixed with the driving rain, and no weather proof car
cover in the boot, and no nearby barns or out buildings to drive
into, I might be forced to use the aforementioned equipment.

Which leads me to a question I have wondered about. As you drive
down to the Washington State JCNA and other events, what is you
action plan should a shower occur? :-)))

Cheers–
The original message included these comments:

But the fact that your are even concerned about this (and have spent the

day on the headlamp washer units) leads to the inescapable and very
disturbing conclusion that you use this Jaguar in (cringe!) ‘‘damp’’
weather. Have you no sense of right and wrong???
Gregory


Larry Karpman '79 XJ6 SIII (US) '88 V12 SIII (Canada)
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My question though is on the screen washer nozzles. Viewed from the
cockpit, on both of my bonnet fittings (there are 2 jets on each
fitting), the right jet shoots low, and the left jet shoots high. I
have cleaned out each jet with thin wire, but the trajectory is the
same. Can you adjust the trajectory on these *in-bonnet’’ nozzles?

Cheers

Larry Yes you can. The jets are like little balls and the adjustment is
made by using a pin (something like a safety pin) inserted in the jet
itself and move it to the position you require.

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In reply to a message from Peddlarbob@look.ca sent Mon 8 Mar 2004:

Thanks Bob. I will perform day surgery tomorrow :slight_smile:

Cheers–
The original message included these comments:

same. Can you adjust the trajectory on these *in-bonnet’’ nozzles?

Larry Yes you can. The jets are like little balls and the adjustment is
made by using a pin (something like a safety pin) inserted in the jet
itself and move it to the position you require.
Bob.


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Bob: Thanks for that information, new to me. Excellent! Feel free to
contradict.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: Peddlarbob@look.ca
To: “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” <@Dr_Gregory_Andrachuk>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] V12 SIII In-Bonnet Washer Nozzles

: > Larry, these nozzles are not adjustable as far as I know;
:
:
: Gregory. Sorry to contradict you but they are adjustable. Insert a safety
: pin in them and move the jets to where you want them aimed. The jets are
: like tiny balls in the housing and they rotate.
:
: Bob.

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Joking aside, just about the only times my cars HAVE been wet in my
ownership is when I have driven into Washington and Oregon. Can’t you Yanks
do anything about your weather in concours season? Once I drove 5 hours in
pouring rain in the middle of the night on the way to Portland (a long
story). But travelling at 120 km per hour the water mostly runs off so that
by the time I get home the car is dry. And, of course, there is always the
added protection of the Rustcheck under the screen “seals”.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “Larry Karpman” lkarpman@comcast.net
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] V12 SIII In-Bonet Washer Nozzles

: In reply to a message from Dr Gregory Andrachuk sent Mon 8 Mar 2004:
:
::
: Which leads me to a question I have wondered about. As you drive
: down to the Washington State JCNA and other events, what is you
: action plan should a shower occur? :-)))
:
: Cheers
: –

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Concours Season? It rains there all the time. And, with all the carnauba
wax on your sheet metal and windscreen, noting could penetrate - right? :-)))

Cheers

At 10:39 PM 3/7/2004, Dr Gregory Andrachuk wrote:>Joking aside, just about the only times my cars HAVE been wet in my

ownership is when I have driven into Washington and Oregon. Can’t you Yanks
do anything about your weather in concours season? Once I drove 5 hours in
pouring rain in the middle of the night on the way to Portland (a long
story). But travelling at 120 km per hour the water mostly runs off so that
by the time I get home the car is dry. And, of course, there is always the
added protection of the Rustcheck under the screen “seals”.
Gregory
----- Original Message -----
From: “Larry Karpman” <@Larry_Karpman>
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] V12 SIII In-Bonet Washer Nozzles

: In reply to a message from Dr Gregory Andrachuk sent Mon 8 Mar 2004:
:
::
: Which leads me to a question I have wondered about. As you drive
: down to the Washington State JCNA and other events, what is you
: action plan should a shower occur? :-)))
:
: Cheers
: –

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you forgot to mention that you were also getting a trillion miles per gallon
(imperial or otherwise)!
:slight_smile:

Fazal

Joking aside, just about the only times my cars HAVE been wet in my
ownership is when I have driven into Washington and Oregon. Can’t you
Yanks
do anything about your weather in concours season? Once I drove 5 hours in
pouring rain in the middle of the night on the way to Portland (a long
story). But travelling at 120 km per hour the water mostly runs off so
that----- Original Message -----
From: “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” v12-vdp@shaw.ca
by the time I get home the car is dry. And, of course, there is always the
added protection of the Rustcheck under the screen “seals”.
Gregory

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In truth, by avoiding rough weather, Gregory, you are depriving yourself
just a wee bit.

When the wind is howling and thunder roaring, and the rain is coming down as
if driven by the devil himself…that’s when you can most appreciate that
snug and secure sense of well being which the Jaguar famously provides.
Safely and cozily ensconced as you drive along, the car rock steady and
unfazed, capable of fending off any adversary, it’s as though your Jaguar
is actually looking after you…

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA
1987 Ser III XJ6
1988 XJS V12

Joking aside, just about the only times my cars HAVE been wet in my
ownership is when I have driven into Washington and Oregon. Can’t you
YanksFrom: “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” v12-vdp@shaw.ca
do anything about your weather in concours season?

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Exactly, Doug. No need to pamper these old girls, well except for stakedowns
and those goofy S3 screen seals. :[–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Doug Dwyer wrote:

In truth, by avoiding rough weather, Gregory, you are depriving yourself
just a wee bit.

When the wind is howling and thunder roaring, and the rain is coming down as
if driven by the devil himself…that’s when you can most appreciate that
snug and secure sense of well being which the Jaguar famously provides.
Safely and cozily ensconced as you drive along, the car rock steady and
unfazed, capable of fending off any adversary, it’s as though your Jaguar
is actually looking after you…

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA
1987 Ser III XJ6
1988 XJS V12

From: “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” v12-vdp@shaw.ca

Joking aside, just about the only times my cars HAVE been wet in my
ownership is when I have driven into Washington and Oregon. Can’t you
Yanks
do anything about your weather in concours season?

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Well put! I enjoy drives in autumn and winter just for that reason!

Fazal

In truth, by avoiding rough weather, Gregory, you are depriving yourself
just a wee bit.

When the wind is howling and thunder roaring, and the rain is coming down
as
if driven by the devil himself…that’s when you can most appreciate
that----- Original Message -----
From: “Doug Dwyer” dougdwyer@earthlink.net
snug and secure sense of well being which the Jaguar famously provides.
Safely and cozily ensconced as you drive along, the car rock steady and
unfazed, capable of fending off any adversary, it’s as though your Jaguar
is actually looking after you…

Doug Dwyer

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When the wind is howling and thunder roaring, and the rain is coming down
as
if driven by the devil himself…that’s when you can most appreciate
that
snug and secure sense of well being which the Jaguar famously provides.

He’s also missing the wonderful wet performance of his X-Ones.===================================================
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In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Mon 8 Mar 2004:

Doug-You sound like a poet(or a writer of Sales Brochures) Sounds
great, Bruce–
The original message included these comments:

When the wind is howling and thunder roaring, and the rain is coming down as
if driven by the devil himself…that’s when you can most appreciate that
snug and secure sense of well being which the Jaguar famously provides.
Safely and cozily ensconced as you drive along, the car rock steady and
unfazed, capable of fending off any adversary, it’s as though your Jaguar
is actually looking after you…


Bruce Kimball
Columbus/NM, United States
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I know, but the whitewalls might get dirty if I run the car in wet weather.
Life is so hard. Actually on that horrible, rainy, middle of the night run
to Oregon, I DID test my X-ones because I had to make an evasive emergency
manoeuvre. Both the V12 Jaguar and the tires behaved like champions. No
fuss, no muss. Just a fast, safe stop.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “Chuck Renner” crenner@dynalivery.com
To: “XJ List” xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [xj] V12 SIII In-Bonet Washer Nozzles

: > When the wind is howling and thunder roaring, and the rain is coming
down
: as
: > if driven by the devil himself…that’s when you can most appreciate
: that
: > snug and secure sense of well being which the Jaguar famously provides.
:
: He’s also missing the wonderful wet performance of his X-Ones.
:

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I know, but the whitewalls might get dirty if I run the car
in wet weather.

See…there’s another problem that you’re creating for yourself…mount
the blackwalls out, and you don’t have to scrub so much… ;-)===================================================
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