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Headlight washer fluid hose size?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by ColoradoLC, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. ColoradoLC

    ColoradoLC

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    I have a lot of leaking for my washer hoses for the headlights and my reservoir is always empty shortly after filling it up. I think the leak is in the hose somewhere.

    I want to get some new ones, but I don't know the size. Does anyone know what size hoses these are? I can get 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 10.0mm, 12.7mm, 15.9mm, 19.0mm and 25.4mm.

    My guess would be 6 or 8mm.

    Thanks,
    Winston
     
  2. loeky

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    i think 6mm should work fine, but would have to look at it tonight to be sure.
     
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    beaufort-fj60

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    did you replace the T's?. I read somewhere in the 60 section that the OEM T's have a something inside that prevents all the juice from flowing out.
     
  4. ColoradoLC

    ColoradoLC

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    I did replace one, because it was just pouring out of it when I got the 60. Since then, it just seems like the hose system for the headlight washers suffers more from a general sense of malaise than a leak from a specific location. So for the $20-30 I was just going to replace all of the hoses from www.hosetechniques.com. I use them to replace all of the vaccum lines for my 1.8t Passat. Great stuff. The VW hoses are pure junk, which is strange since I love the engine. I would put a VW engine in my cruiser if I could figure out how to do it.

    Here's their complete vaccum hose kit for the FJ60:

    http://www.hosetechniques.com/before_after_pictures.tpl?catalog=18795&cart=11561821642594312

    Nice looking. I have a long list of stuff that needs replacing, so this will be down the line...
     
  5. loeky

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    you're a fool man to spend that much! it's just rebranded hose from McMaster Carr!

    i got all the hose to redo my whole vacuum system for around $30. do a search here for vacuum hose replacement and you'll find it. i'll look around in the meantime as well - but please, don't spend that much.
     
  6. loeky

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    i found the thread that answered it for me. thanks once again to Matador for the specifics on ordering.

    here's the post:
    https://forum.ih8mud.com/showpost.php?p=517142&postcount=5

    do it! only takes about an hour or so to redo them.

    here's the PDF/GIF knowledge to get you through it:

    http://www.sweetillusions.org/toyota/6.pdf
    http://www.sweetillusions.org/toyota/7.pdf
    http://www.sweetillusions.org/toyota/fj60_vacuum_routing.gif

    pictures of my 'kit':
    http://www.sweetillusions.org/toyota/fj60_vacuum_1.jpg
    http://www.sweetillusions.org/toyota/fj60_vacuum_2.jpg
     
  7. beaufort-fj60

    beaufort-fj60

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    This might or might not help, but here are the parts
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