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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:37 PM
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don't do this

80mph, top down, dirty windshield, i hit the windshield washer. don't do this.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:43 PM
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LMAO!!! One of those obligatory convertible lessons...
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:15 AM
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80mph, top down, dirty windshield, i hit the windshield washer. don't do this.
Every New Roadie owner does this, I know I did.....
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:59 PM
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Hahaha....will have to remember this one.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:52 PM
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Thank you, thank you.

Guys, I have to say you have saved me from totally getting cussed out by my wife.
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I am the world record holder for the man who uses the windshield washer the most. hahahahha

someone needs to have a post titled: Things to never do if you own a Z3/Z4.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:34 AM
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One better. Take one old Buick Skylark convertable (the one with the point in the middle of the hood), 1 large wild turkey (the bird, not the drink), 55 mph, one messy windshield and add windshield wipers and what do you get? One very angry and very messy wife. First and last convertable.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:55 PM
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I know it's not something they would ever do from the factory for safety reasons, but there should be a good way to disable the window washers when the top is down. I thought it was bad when you have a near freshly cleaned car, and you hit the washer when the lighter are on and it sprays all over the hood from the headlight jets. I do that all the time and it annoys me, but I imagine I'd be constantly spraying dirty water into the interior if I had a convertible!
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:40 PM
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One better. Take one old Buick Skylark convertable (the one with the point in the middle of the hood), 1 large wild turkey (the bird, not the drink), 55 mph, one messy windshield and add windshield wipers and what do you get? One very angry and very messy wife. First and last convertable.
good one...i feel your pain
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:59 AM
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Just got mine in December and haven't driven much. Never even thought about this. Thanks for the info!!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:31 AM
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Even sitting still in the driveway with top down presents challenges when it comes to using the wiper fluid. I do repeated taps to keep the spray from coming into the passenger compartment . . . and am only about a third successful in the effort! LOL
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:41 AM
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You guys are worrying about a little windshield washer fluid! I got in trouble for driving through a thunderstorm with the top down. I saw the clouds but thought I could get through it anyway. I was wrong.

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Not sure if my windshield washer jets are adjusted differently than other people's, but as long as I'm going more than 20km/h and less than 100km/h and I roll up the side windows first, I don't get any washer fluid coming in the car with the roof down.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:59 AM
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The headlight sprayer issue can easily be corrected (disabled) by pulling the headlight washer fuse.

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I know it's not something they would ever do from the factory for safety reasons, but there should be a good way to disable the window washers when the top is down. I thought it was bad when you have a near freshly cleaned car, and you hit the washer when the lighter are on and it sprays all over the hood from the headlight jets. I do that all the time and it annoys me, but I imagine I'd be constantly spraying dirty water into the interior if I had a convertible!
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:06 PM
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The headlight sprayer issue can easily be corrected (disabled) by pulling the headlight washer fuse.
Good call. Thanks buddy.
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