by Colin Macallister
Date Added: Saturday 31 December, 2005
These look good once fitted but man what a hassle that was - I ended up taking the bonnet off and doing it in my living room! The stalk is simply not long enough to protrude all the way through the body work. It is a huge hassle but I think the way to fit these is to use an extending magnetic wand (like a car ariel with a magnet on the end). With the bonnet upside down hold the washer jet in place then carefully place the washer and nut over the stalk and onto the threads. Spin the nut round using the magnetic wand then to get it tight hold the nut in place by forcing a small screwdriver against the nut to stop it turning as you rotate the washer jet from the opposite side.
These should come with a warning - \'clearly not designed for the MX5\' - They are also ridiculously expensive and I am sure can be found much cheaper elsewhere! They look good on my red car hence I have not given them the worst rating but otherwise - not worth the hassle or the cost.
Editors Note: As stated in some of the other reviews, use a very thin pair of long nose pliers or a very thin wall long reach socket when fitting to a Mk1. Mk2 is much easier as there is more room. You are right, these are not originally designed for the MX-5. They are actually produced by Siemens for use on power boats! The \'ridiculous\' price is because they are hand made from billet stainless steel, unlike all the cheaper jets on the market, that are chrome plated mazak and originally designed for the MGB/Midget.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]