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ArloGuthroJeep 09-27-2006 08:33 PM

ZJ Washer Fluid Reservoir in place of a WJ's
 
Ok if you anybody who's anybody (ie you have lifted your WJ 4"+) then you have ripped out your washer fluid pumps & sensors. Leaving you with a reservoir that leaks as fast as you can fill it:laugh:

Forunantly if you have a WJ you're in luck of an easy swap! Unfortunantly to compensate for the I6 missing two cylinders god only allows this to work on I6's. V8's have a different air filter configuration so it won't fit. The second catch is that you need a K&N intake to make this fit - as this goes where the stock airbox was.

What you need:
1) ZJ Washer Fluid Reservoir (with or without sensors & pumps).
2) Pumps from either the WJ or ZJ.
3) Sensor from either the WJ or ZJ.

The pumps and sensors are interchangable, however the WJ pumps are by far superior (read larger and we all know bigger = better):
ZJ pumps in the back, WJ pumps in the middle, and ZJ float fluid sensor in the front:
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270771.jpg

When I ripped out my connections from my stock reservoir I lost my sensor - it is somewhere in Moab on the Hells Revenge trail. So I am using the WJ Pumps with the ZJ sensor.

This is a pic of the sensor with the outside of the connector dremmeled off so I could solder directly to the pins. Since the ZJ and WJ use different connectors it isn't just plug and play.
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270756.jpg

FYI: Each connector, pump, and sensor can only plug into the connection. From left to right we have the Rear Pump, Front Pump, and the Sensor:
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270759.jpg

I snipped off my sensors connector (viewable on the bottom of the pic) and hardwired it to the sensor (solder it if you want it to last) I then drilled some holes in the engine compartment frame and ziptied the bottle to the "frame". WALA it works!
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270772.jpg

At this point I had cleaned up my garage and went to close my hood. Ahhhh crap, it is toooooo tall!!!
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270775.jpg

So out with the dremmel to cut a notch so it can sit lower:
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270777.jpg
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270778.jpg

Before:
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270775.jpg
After:
http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...d/P9270780.jpg

ArloGuthroJeep 09-27-2006 08:34 PM

Other mics pics if ya want more "info pics": http://www.arlojeep.com/Misc-Pics/ZJ...er-Fluid-Tank/

ArloGuthroJeep 09-27-2006 08:54 PM

The Dentist did his differently: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/relocating-wiper-fluid-resevior-wj-319077/
And 10achik (Ken) did his ghetto fab: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/windshield-wiper-reservoir-302921/

BlaineWasHere 09-27-2006 09:20 PM

I can't wait untill I have to takle this! Any reason why eveyone uses the ZJ bot? What about just cutting the bottom of the WJ bot and getting that part of it out of the way. Yea less washer fluid but whatever.

It will be a fun winter project to get ready for spring wheeling.

ArloGuthroJeep 09-27-2006 10:30 PM

The ZJ bottle fits in there near perfectly...just easy to use it. I question whether the WJ bottle could be fitted with a single cut and not have to piece together 10 different cuts...

I would certainly do this before winter if you have it ripped out already...

The ZJ tank is already about half the size of the WJ's...the WJ's fits over a gallon. I remember my old ZJ not even fitting a gallon:rolleyes:

FlashLCD33 09-27-2006 10:34 PM

Bump for me selling that tank to him only to get hacked up :rofl:

FearTheDentist 09-27-2006 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlaineWasHere
I can't wait untill I have to takle this! Any reason why eveyone uses the ZJ bot? What about just cutting the bottom of the WJ bot and getting that part of it out of the way. Yea less washer fluid but whatever.

It will be a fun winter project to get ready for spring wheeling.


The WJ bottle is a really odd, assymetrical shape, where the ZJ bottle is nearly rectangular and the mounting tabs are even (IIRC the WJ bottle's tabs are offset)-this makes it much easier to mount.

10achik 09-28-2006 12:04 AM

Well Arlo, I can't call you a copy cat because once again someone has found a way to mount it that wasn't ghetto fabulous:rofl:

Looks great, nice install.:thumbsup:

BlaineWasHere 09-28-2006 06:16 AM

What about a bottle from a whole different rig? AS in XJ, TJ or even a non Jeep bottle.

ArloGuthroJeep 09-28-2006 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlaineWasHere
What about a bottle from a whole different rig? AS in XJ, TJ or even a non Jeep bottle.

A non-Jeep model!?!?!?! I'll pretend I didn't hear that.

Never looked at any other models washer fluid bottle...Normally when I see a new vehicle I don't say "Hey, pop your hood, I want to see your washer fluid reservoir!":rofl:

10achik 09-28-2006 05:39 PM

Blaine, I went out ot ebay and did a search for windshield washer reservior and it came back with all makes and models, I knew about the space I had to play with and in the end it was the ZJ one that made the most sense. I'm sure there's something that would roks, but good luck finding it.

ArloGuthroJeep 09-28-2006 05:41 PM

I thought about making my own with plating (possibly copper) and solder but got lazy when FlashLCD started to part out his other Jeep...

EMTimZJ 09-28-2006 06:26 PM

Hey nice write up! I'm digging this nice WJ tech that is starting to flow! It is not a real project unless you have to cut something :rofl:

ArloGuthroJeep 09-28-2006 06:53 PM

If you want more tech from me give me money!

EMTimZJ 09-28-2006 10:20 PM

I will give you (1) one dollar (USD). No really, I will.

... but you will have to wait until I make it to CO and you show me some nice trails :drool:


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