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Old 10-11-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Relocating the windows washer fluid bottle on abs (NB - solution)

Wound the container at a OReilly parts store. Its a container for a coolant over flow but works perfectly and it fits right behind the passenger headlight right by the throttle body
the cap from the original one fits almost perfectly
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Using a wide pair of scissors i decided to make a hole and add the original pump on there instead of connecting it to the bottom of the bottle but it would work either way.

I simply poked a hole and spun the scissors around till the hole was big enough, dont actually try to cut it.

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The hardware from the stock water fluid container pulls right off of it

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Glue glue glue :P

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mounts perfectly

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this is the hardware that holds it I cut off 2 of the ends of it so i can remove the container if i want to for autocrossing

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All done

Now on to the installation

Measure across to see how far the holes need to be from eachother using the predrilled holes behind the headlight. I found those holes after i made my brackets so thats why i used them. I was planning on drilling so i didnt pay attention but when i saw them they fit so i used them.

Also i screwed up when i mounted it and took the picture, the metal brackets are suppose to 180 degrees the other way so the black tape is in the front otherwise the black water motor will be in the front.

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One screw is by the radiator side the other is under the plastics by the tire.

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any pics?
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Do you drive the car in the winter? If not, just leave it off. I never replaced mine when I installed my FMII. If you really need one, I can sell you my relocation bottle from FM (2001 with ABS).

Edit - Oops, guess I'm a slow reader, didn't realize you already had the solution
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pics added. I looked around for other bottles but couldnt find anything so i went with this.

yes i drive in the winter, its my dd
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Thanks for the inspiring write up. I was poking around my car last week trying to figure out where to move the windshield washer bottle to. I haven't had one for the past two years and am trying to restore some of the daily driver comforts.

What hose did you use to extend the washer fluid tube? I recall it looking something like 1/4" ID.

I'll look around for a stubby little bottle now.
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Long time ago i bought a cheap vacuum gauge that came with a hose. I used that to extend it. Its a little bigger than a fish tank air hose. I know ace hardware should have that size. 1/8" id

Basically i flipped everything around. The best of all is that everything in the miata is already drilled for it since both abs and no abs use the same hood, same firewall and so forth.

go here and search coolant recovery If i had the chance of doing it again, i'd get the 1.5 qt bottle. i got the 2.5 bottle and its freaking big, the stock one is probably 1qt..



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search for Oreilly store. I've checked, Autozone, i've checked pepboys.. no one has it but Oreilly
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Theres always the Suzuki washer bottle part no. 38450-80F00 now located infront of windscreen. Just need the wires extending and washer pipes rotating.

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Yep, that really is a neat thing. I got one for small money from ebay.co.uk
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Theres always the Suzuki washer bottle part no. 38450-80F00 now located infront of windscreen. Just need the wires extending and washer pipes rotating.


OK that location is much better. How did you mount it?
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Theres always the Suzuki washer bottle part no. 38450-80F00 now located infront of windscreen. Just need the wires extending and washer pipes rotating.

pretty damn good.
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does it come with its own water pump or do you have to install the stock mazda one? also what did you do with the motor that turns the wipers? mine is on the passenger side and that black cover if in the corner as well, i see yours is on the drivers side.
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does it come with its own water pump or do you have to install the stock mazda one? also what did you do with the motor that turns the wipers? mine is on the passenger side and that black cover if in the corner as well, i see yours is on the drivers side.
If you notice, it's a RHD drive car, so the wiper motors are on the other side.
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If you notice, it's a RHD drive car, so the wiper motors are on the other side.
That is no problem, I just made my own hangers and put it on the other side.
Will post pics.
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You NB guys are lucky. Much more engine bay room. For my wife's '02 FMII, I got a new washer bottle with pump and proper connector, all for $20. Fits perfectly right beside the coolant overflow tank!

If anyone wants one, they have them at the local "Princess Auto" (Canadian), or if you're in the states, I could pick you up one and ship it down to you.
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Yes this is old, but I am just finishing up my turbo build and have an NB with ABS and AC so I searched on how to replace my resevoir and found this - thanks !

Princess Auto wins again !
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This post helped me too. I was going to ditch the tank altogether but I like the Suzuki idea.
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Where do we find the Suzuki part in the US?
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there is a kit like the Suzukis part.. damn kit was 200 bucks straight from japan.. i'll keep my not so cool bottle thanks lol.
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I got mine for ~20 Euro's at ebay.co.uk... I like it - it's cheap and perfect.
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can someone confirm if the mazda pump fits into the suzuki bottle?
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