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Windscreen washer bottle

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by mkhannah, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. mkhannah

    mkhannah New Member

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    Hi all, wondering if anyone knows of a source for a replacement windscreen bottle for our vr commodore? All the original ones available second hand are shot, gone through two. Tried my local holden dealer in Perth, no joy. Looking at our broken/brittle ones they seem beyond repair.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    https://www.upa-online.com.au/vr-vs-washer-bottle

    They're on sale as well!

    Had to get a new one for my vs- had just pulled it out, cleaned the bottle and fixed the pump, put it back in and then leaned on the damn thing to reach into the engine bay :)
     
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    Just had a look, they got pumps but not the bottle.
     
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    give them a call, i bought the bottle with no pump a few years ago for $60 or so.
    He just hasnt listed them on the web. If chasing any oem bits speeds are awesome for that
     
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    Thanks for everyone's replies, much appreciated. Sadly, no joy from anywhere. I have put an enquiry on partsonline so see if anything happens there.

    I guess I'll ask a supplementary question - has anyone had any luck with any aftermarket universal setup? That may be my only option if it exsists....cheers again.
     
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    keep looking. i picked up a perfect one at a wreckers in wodonga for $25 about a month ago. saw plenty of brittle ones before i found it though....
     
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    I use a universal on from supercheap. It's mounted in my boot.
     
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    NORTI Crazy VS lady

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    I havent been able to find any new ones anywhere, and I have tried EOI on about every spares place I can find. Just keep going through secondhand ones :(
     
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    Well I took a punt on the universal washer bottles on ebay that sell for $20 and got it to work. You need to add about a foot of plastic hose which does come out on a slight angle under the bonnet, the other end is a tight fit/seal into the bottle. The bottle has its own mount which you can attach under the car using one of the original bottle mounts where the original bottle was. All the plugs etc are the same size and just click on. Best to have a mate above the car to feed the filler hose through the hole while you push it through from underneath.
    Very happy with it.
     
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    I have a mate who may be able to manufacture the bottle. I'd have to enquire on a min order and it might be 1000 units, not sure until I ask. But he makes thousands of car parts for various makes.
     
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    Not quite sure but I feel Dayco have re-manufactured them just like they've done the Radiator Surge tanks.
     
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    Good ol' "Mr Mt Gambier" 4blok rip off merchant.

    He's been ripping people off one person at a time. You'd have to be a total tool to buy anything off that clown, again another bit of great information from you TLH

    $11 from UPI so Trevor would you buy at $129 ???? of course you would.........not.
     
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    woteva NEED 4 SPEED

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    Now I know why they never sell when I list on Dumbtree.
     
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    I don't like Dumtree. Anyway since this tread was back in 2018 I'm sure he fixed it by now,

    No I wouldn't spend that much, if they hard to find I would add something that would fit that space from another vehicle.
     
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    My 2 cents worth: it seems to me that there were 2 batches of these made. Mine had opaque plastic and cracked years ago. My mum's VS has clearer plastic and is still good after 23 years. I spent a long time looking and found mostly the opaque bottles. They look like they have been in the sun for ages, but shouldn't be getting that under the bonnet. Eventually found somebody selling a bottle (with dead pump). It had the nice clearer plastic, so I snapped it up.
     

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