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Old 12-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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washer fluid sprayer?

While driving my NITRO this weekend I looked out the front windscreen to see the washer fluid sprayers on the hood. . . It dawned on me. . . I never noticed where the camaro's are. . . I assume they are integrated into the wiper arm. . is this a correct assumption?
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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I hope you are right. Its a small touch, but I think the sprayers on the hood look tacky. Even in the 60's GM went out of their way to hide them, it really cleans up the lines of the car.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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Are we running out of things to post about?????

Jk..... I have never noticed them either and I did some hardcore inspecting at the auto show.
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the new 2010 mustang apparently hides them, so im pretty sure our camaro might have them intergrated into the wipers
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The windshield has little weep holes so the fluid is secreted from the windshield.

J.K.....hey.. I should invent that!
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #6
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The windshield has little weep holes so the fluid is secreted from the windshield.

J.K.....hey.. I should invent that!
and what do you do when the temperature drops below freezing and the fluid freezes... most likely leading to a broken windshield. thats what i do ruin people's dreams
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #7
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and what do you do when the temperature drops below freezing and the fluid freezes... most likely leading to a broken windshield. thats what i do ruin people's dreams
you too?

i'd imaging they're either integrated into the wiper arms (like on my truck) or they're in the vent at the bottom of the windshield
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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Ill prolly take the wipers off and just coat the windshield in rain-x. Thats what ive done one my show trucks and never have a problem when it rains. I know ill prolly get all kinds of shit over this! LOL
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and what do you do when the temperature drops below freezing and the fluid freezes... most likely leading to a broken windshield. thats what i do ruin people's dreams
Oh, the channels have titanium mesh netting around them to prevent such a calamity. (Also, since washer fluid is alcohol based it doesn't freeze unless you are retarded and run plain water in the winter. )
The supplemental mesh with integrated heater should prevent the idiots who run plain water. The temperature sensors in the windshield sense the temperature of the glass and control the temperature of the fluid and heating grids.
If you have ever seen a car with electric defoggers you know that heating the glass to prevent or remove ice does not break the glass.

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There should also be a huge razor blade hidden on the A-pillar that scrapes ice off the windshield when the car has been sitting and ice has formed. They should look on forums for designers before they hired the people that go to college to get stupid! LOL
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Oh, the channels have titanium mesh netting around them to prevent such a calamity. (Also, since washer fluid is alcohol based it doesn't freeze unless you are retarded and run plain water in the winter. )
The supplemental mesh with integrated heater should prevent the idiots who run plain water. The temperature sensors in the windshield sense the temperature of the glass and control the temperature of the fluid and heating grids.
If you have ever seen a car with electric defoggers you know that heating the glass to prevent or remove ice does not break the glass.

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haha im glad to know you have thought your idea through. i will say down here in the states most windshield wiper fluids freeze at about 25-30 F. rarely do you see the really good stuff unless you're significantly north. I use to use it when my parents live in lake placid, ny. in washington DC however i just use the cheap stuff, which does freeze.
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haha im glad to know you have thought your idea through. i will say down here in the states most windshield wiper fluids freeze at about 25-30 F. rarely do you see the really good stuff unless you're significantly north. I use to use it when my parents live in lake placid, ny. in washington DC however i just use the cheap stuff, which does freeze.
what!? i buy the cheap wal-mart stuff & never had it freeze. just for reference, the past couple weeks have been in the low 20*s at night... but even in the teens, i've never had it freeze
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:01 PM   #13
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I just looked through some pictures and I don't see any nozzles around the base of the windshield. So I am guessing they are on the wipers. I will keep looking for evidence though.

EDIT: This is the best engine bay picture I could find. Either they are in the wipers or check out the part that I put the red arrow pointing to. Any chance the nozzles are on the far sides of the windshield?
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:26 PM   #14
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Me thinks it's hidden behind the "power bulge" in the hood.



Notice the black tube going up the right hinge on the hood and connecting to the two black ends in the middle of the back of the hood.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #15
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Me thinks it's hidden behind the "power bulge" in the hood.

Notice the black tube going up the right hinge on the hood and connecting to the two black ends in the middle of the back of the hood.
Good call. I looked at the LS7 picture, but seeing that it has an aftermarket hood, that might be why I didn't see the nozzles in the bulge. Good find.
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(Also, since washer fluid is alcohol based it doesn't freeze unless you are retarded and run plain water in the winter. )
Maybe in BC you get the good stuff, but I've seen alcohol-based stuff, rated to not freeze until -25F, freeze...and I've never seen -25F.

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I wish somebody had sent that memo to my '97 Pontiac. It was really cold/nasty out, I ran the defroster full blast for an hour...then as soon as I put the scraper to the windshield it cracked. Dealer wouldn't cover it under warranty, despite it being a design/manufacture defect IMO (it wasn't cracked by an impact).

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check out the part that I put the red arrow pointing to.
Really? Was it necessary to use a red arrow in a mostly red picture?
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what!? i buy the cheap wal-mart stuff & never had freeze. just for reference, the past couple weeks have been in the low 20*s at night... but even in the teens, i've never had it freeze
You no live close enough to hell. In VT, I had to buy the Prestone winter washer fluid. It works much better. Bye-bye Mr. Winter - ahole.


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Me thinks it's hidden behind the "power bulge" in the hood.
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in the hood.
Wow, astute. Now we can all sleep tonight.

Is a nice design though...
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I wish somebody had sent that memo to my '97 Pontiac. It was really cold/nasty out, I ran the defroster full blast for an hour...then as soon as I put the scraper to the windshield it cracked. Dealer wouldn't cover it under warranty, despite it being a design/manufacture defect IMO (it wasn't cracked by an impact).
it was cracked by pressure being applied to a hard surface that was freezing on one side and heated on the other.
its not a defect, you just pushed too hard. ive seen it happen on all sorts of cars, and seen it not happen on all sorts of cars.

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Wow, astute. Now we can all sleep tonight.
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Really? Was it necessary to use a red arrow in a mostly red picture?
I didn't want it to clash with the paint job. So, does anyone know what in the world that is over there (that the arrow is pointing to)? It looks like thre is a hose or wire running to it.
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it was cracked by pressure being applied to a hard surface that was freezing on one side and heated on the other.
its not a defect, you just pushed too hard. ive seen it happen on all sorts of cars, and seen it not happen on all sorts of cars.
I didn't press hard, I barely touched it. It was ready to crack and if a pile of snow landed on it, that would have cracked it instead. It wouldn't have been that way if it wasn't for the defroster, and it was a defect because those conditions should have been expected by the designer.
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I didn't want it to clash with the paint job. So, does anyone know what in the world that is over there (that the arrow is pointing to)? It looks like thre is a hose or wire running to it.
looks like just part of the windshield cowl to me.

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I didn't press hard, I barely touched it. It was ready to crack and if a pile of snow landed on it, that would have cracked it instead. It wouldn't have been that way if it wasn't for the defroster, and it was a defect because those conditions should have been expected by the designer.
then it was probably cracked already from the cold and just wasnt noticable
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Ill prolly take the wipers off and just coat the windshield in rain-x. Thats what ive done one my show trucks and never have a problem when it rains. I know ill prolly get all kinds of shit over this! LOL
That's great for a show car. Most states however have laws that require wipers, even if you have no windshield. Several years ago a friend of mine took the windshield off his jeep, wipers included, went for a drive and got a ticket for no wipers. No windshield was legal..
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Yep as stated they are mounted to the bottom of the hood.

Looked for these specificaly at the autoshow here in phoenix, its a great place for them IMO... makes waxing the hood that much easier.
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