Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with the

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Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with the

Postby Whizz73 » Wed May 13, 2015 10:34 pm

Hi,

I've finally started to craft the Mk7 GTI front bumper onto my Caddy but have come across a small problem!

With the bumper on the van I can't fit the original screen wash bottle.... anyone out there found a good solution?

I phoned RAD but I was told they haven't yet so anyone?

Many thanks

Steve

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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby Doc » Thu May 14, 2015 7:17 am

How much do they interfere with each other?
Could you cut some out of the bottle and fibreglass it up?
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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby dan@biali » Thu May 14, 2015 12:35 pm

Is it because of the side intake/fog sections? Could you relocate the bottle somewhere? Or fit a smaller one (there are 2 standard caddy ones and one has smaller capacity).
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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby Whizz73 » Thu May 14, 2015 10:51 pm

Yes the bracket and led on the offside is very deep and hits on the bottle!

As your aware the bottles aren't massive (I have the smaller bottle) and it still hits :roll: I was thinking of looking at another bottle that lays vertical with the car rather than horizontal but the neck coming out the same direction so it still looked OEM?

Relocating is something I didn't really want to do tbh

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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby tommyzooom » Thu May 14, 2015 11:08 pm

mk6 bumper is mega tight for room as well, though I suspect I have the larger bottle for headlight washers.
I spaced out the front two bolts on the bottle, to tilt it backwards, tight up against the arch liner, and moved the wiring to the side. It just clears.

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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby Doc » Fri May 15, 2015 5:16 am

Will the small bottle turn around in the space it is in?
I know it has the recess for the Webasto at the back but maybe you can turn it so that is at the front?
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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby dan@biali » Fri May 15, 2015 7:20 am

It might be a case of looking on eBay/breakers at some of the other VAG bottles to see if one is a better shape but I suspect they're all going to be similar. Could the one you have be laid flat? Then it's a simple job [] of making up a bend for the filler neck. I don't know what the plastic is but I reckon it could be plastic welded.

I remember this issue on things like the mkiv r32 when the owners go turbo or supercharged and they're trying to fit intercoolers etc. Their solution was to relocate the bottle higher up or on the side where the air box sits. It can still be made to look and work oem.
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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with th

Postby christhreadgill » Fri May 15, 2015 9:57 am

I had a washer bottle problem on my old MX-5. They were huge and unsightly in the bay. What I ended up doing was taking the pump/motor out of the standard bottle. I then got a 750ml detailing bottle, and cut a hole out of the screw top the right size for the motor. Hot glued the motor in place, and then filled the bottle via the lid by unscrewing the motor. Relocated it to the scuttle just under the plastic panels out of the way and extended all the electrics.

Could be worth looking at using a completely different bottle, and relocating it somewhere out of the way completely. Still needs to be accessible for top ups though!

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Re: Mk7 GTI front bumper in progress but help needed with the

Postby ed1119 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:28 pm

Sorry to revive an old thread - but has anyone found a neat solution for the waterbottle behind the Mk7 GTI foglight carrier?


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