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Old 05-23-2006, 10:41 PM
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Those japanese ones are definitely just for looks. Though Im not quite sure what kind of looks those are.

There is plenty of room for pumps and resivoirs behind the cowl scoops

Anyone who could install these vents themselves, is probably resourcefull enough to figure out a washer resivoir alternative. All of the items are easily relocateable.

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Old 05-23-2006, 10:48 PM
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Those japanese ones are definitely just for looks. Though Im not quite sure what kind of looks those are.

There is plenty of room for pumps and resivoirs behind the cowl scoops

Anyone who could install these vents themselves, is probably resourcefull enough to figure out a washer resivoir alternative. All of the items are easily relocateable.

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the prototype production run is almost done!!!

As Sam said it is far from a unsolvable problem and will give some you you DIY guys something to work on . I just got off the phone with Peter and he says that we should have pricing available by the first of next week at the latest.

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Old 05-23-2006, 10:54 PM
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I wonder if another type of bladder could be formed to attach to the side away from the vent... hmmmm
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I have an idea... in modern refrigerators they use a tank that is behind the shelves in the refer compartment to keep water cool for the dispenser. recently they have switched from a resevoir to a coil of 1/2" tubing. something like that could work. you'd just need about 50 ft wound up to hold a decent amount of water. hell, you could do that and mount a small bottle up in the cowl too. or even more tricky... link two coils together at the cowl and you only have one place to pour liquid in to fill both 'tanks'.

is it going to come as a complete fender or will you have to cut yours and patch in the vent panel? because if it comes as a whole panel you can easily incorporate the holders for the tubing or something like that.
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The fender wil be a complete replacment for that section . As for your idea it is a good one but you are overthinking the issue to some degree. There are already a different number of soft and hard water containers being used in cars , most with a built in pump. The prices are very reasonable we just need to source the perfect one. Again great idea but I think there are some really much easier ways . Keep at it !

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Old 05-24-2006, 03:46 AM
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my worry about the soft container would be that it could collapse under vacuum. tomorrow when I"m at work I'll go through some of my industrial supply catalogs and stuff and see if they have anything that would work really well.
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Ive had so many emails from people off M2 asking me to import these in....i just told them to hang on for the M7 version
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:29 PM
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fyi, I located a bladder tank that would work here:
http://www.americanpartsdepot.com/ncWipersWashers.htm

what part of the reservoir is in the way or would need to be modified?
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It's great that you are looking into solving the reservoir issue before they come out. That way people can get right into installing them - once released.
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Peter mentioned on NAM about using the bladder from a Edit: Nissan Pickup. I'll try to find a link.

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Yes we do have the "vented" fenders in production and the first set has been made and will be sent out to a certain lucky NAM member for dimensional testing next week....
I will have price and delivery schedule by early next week.

Some of you has asked about the deleted washer bottles, and the answer is
a soft-bag washer bottle from Nissan trucks.

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fyi, I located a bladder tank that would work here:
http://www.americanpartsdepot.com/ncWipersWashers.htm

what part of the reservoir is in the way or would need to be modified?
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You are being most helpfull , keep up the good work. To answer your question about which part I think the easiest thing to do will be to lose the entire assembley. There are a number of different pieces out there IE: the pickup truck unit , that I feel sure a good replacment will be found.

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nae problem....i asked a few times n nam...but im hoping it will come as a kit with the new bottles included. But if it were my mini id also remove the bottles...but you all know/heard what british weather is like
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I may have found the hot setup for you to be able to offer the reservoir along with the fender as a kit. http://fluids.flambeau.com/

the website is somewhat fuct, but it looks like they should be able to either source one that will work or make one up for you with everything included to your specifications. I'd do the rest of the legwork but I don't have the pieces to figure out clearances or anything.
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I may have found the hot setup for you to be able to offer the reservoir along with the fender as a kit. http://fluids.flambeau.com/

the website is somewhat fuct, but it looks like they should be able to either source one that will work or make one up for you with everything included to your specifications. I'd do the rest of the legwork but I don't have the pieces to figure out clearances or anything.

lol flambeau!!!! My dad works there (in one of the top positions :p :p )
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