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Old 09-03-2013, 07:21 AM
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

What's a little splice between friends? It's just some wire. But I guess if you didn't want to splice you wouldn't have to: You'd have to use the BWoody harness for the sensor, and then connect the motor to the OEM plug. Caveat here is that you'd have to find somewhere to mount the motor as the OEM harness doesn't provide much (or any) slack.

The downside to my little project here is that as the pump motor is being fed fluid through a tube, there will be an issue if you run the system dry: The pump doesn't like to work without fluid, so it has to be bled of any air in the line, like a brake line. Upon initial setup, you'll have to bleed the system to get the pump to, well, pump. Keeping this in mind, remote-mounting the pump would make bleeding even more of a PITA.

This will all be clear as mud once I can get this task knocked out and throw up some photos. Trying to get back at it tonight, but I do have a life outside of my engine bay.

Link to Mongoose's fix? SFNF.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:00 AM
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

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What's a little splice between friends? It's just some wire. But I guess if you didn't want to splice you wouldn't have to: You'd have to use the BWoody harness for the sensor, and then connect the motor to the OEM plug. Caveat here is that you'd have to find somewhere to mount the motor as the OEM harness doesn't provide much (or any) slack.

The downside to my little project here is that as the pump motor is being fed fluid through a tube, there will be an issue if you run the system dry: The pump doesn't like to work without fluid, so it has to be bled of any air in the line, like a brake line. Upon initial setup, you'll have to bleed the system to get the pump to, well, pump. Keeping this in mind, remote-mounting the pump would make bleeding even more of a PITA.

This will all be clear as mud once I can get this task knocked out and throw up some photos. Trying to get back at it tonight, but I do have a life outside of my engine bay.

Link to Mongoose's fix? SFNF.
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It's the best solution I've seen yet but as mentioned I'm not interested in tinkering or permanently altering the car in any way. That's why I won't splice. My teenage days of ghetto rigging car stereo and mods are over. I want everything OEM quality and look.

It would just be nice if one company could offer a complete solution with OEM look and 100% stock functioning.

Regardless keep us posted as we're probably all curious how you go about it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:20 AM
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

Heh, that's exact same tank I found! But I'm using 100% fewer zipties, and the motor will be tube-fed. Also, I'm using the BWoody mount (that's where the dremel comes in). As for hacking into the OEM harness with crimp connectors and electrical tape, I feel ya. Everything I splice these days is soldered, heat-shrinked, and tucked in tight like a newborn. I'm all about factory form and aftermarket function, and doing nothing that cannot be undone.

In the spirit of full disclosure I've gone through three of these tanks so far. Version 1 was an atrocity. Version 2 was close, but I cut before I test-fitted, so I have to pick up tank #3 this afternoon. The dude at AutoZone is going to think I'm up to something...
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Is it any tank from autozone?
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

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Is it any tank from autozone?
It's this one: Dorman/Deluxe coolant recovery kit (9-1663) | Coolant Tank | AutoZone.com
Looks like it's the exact same one that Mongoose used. I'm just hooking everything up differently. This tank will give you about 20-30% more volume than the BWoody tank as well.
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

I'm not tech savvy enough for this, but I've heard of people searching for tanks based on the factory pump. Apparently the pump can go in a lot of different vehicle with various tank sizes. If someone could find a tank with our pump that looks like it will fit that would be the closest to OEM. Then all we'd have to do is have mounting brackets fabbed up.
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Ive searched ebay....till my eyes crossed...LOL
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You'd have to be able to do a parts search for backwards compatibility by the pump part #... Aren't there any parts managers on this forum? And anyways, with the shape of the OEM WK2 tank as evidence, I would imagine that these tanks are designed to fit one specific vehicle and even if you found something that would fit under the hood, it still wouldn't look factory. But at least you could brag about your MOPAR washer tank.

Minor progress last night: i finally got my TB back from thefastman and got it installed and connected up to the CAI. Then I spliced the BWoody harness directly into the OEM. I had to become a contortionist in order to get my soldering iron up behind the wheel well. Why did I splice everything? Well, I needed to repurpose the OEM connector for the motor and, so long as I was down there, I figured I'd go ahead and clean everything up. I ought to be able to finalize the washer tank this evening & write it up soon after.

Thefastman does some beautiful work, BTW.
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

Well looks like a cracked and bought the Bwoody. I was supposed to buy Eibachs from a forum member but he flaked on me so I had to get something

I'm going to use a T so I can at least have front and rear function, albeit weak.

Does anyone know the tubing/fitting diameter? I should have both in stock at my office. I want to make sure I have everything needed before tearing into it
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It comes with the tee and tubing
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It comes with the tee and tubing
Now I'm confused. ANother member said they had to custom rig something to get both the front and back to work correctly. The only downside is the weak pump.
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Re: Washer tank to replace Bwoody unit

Maybe BWoody has revised how they package everything, but my kit had the tee & tubing, and the instructions detailed how to set it up for front or front & rear. If you're going to stick with their setup, I wouldn't recommend front & rear; the tank is pretty damn small and every time you actuate either sprayer, it sprays both.
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