156 headlamp washers leaking - alternate solution
So my headlamp washers are leaking as the stop/check valve is no longer doing any of that stopping stuff. As I see it I have two obvious choices:
1. Disconnect the pump / take out the relay / stop off the hose - thus sidestepping the issue and disabling the washers entirely
2. Replace the valve, which is in a bugger of a place to get to, appears to be a bumper off job, and costs a ridiculous amount of money - 30 quid or so - for a tiny bit of plastic
Neither of these strike me as a good solution. So what's wrong with cutting the hose where it's in a nice obvious easy to get to place - i.e. the driver's side wing where it's just out there in the breeze - and inserting a new stop/check valve in the break? I just need to find a suitable valve that'll stay closed under gravity pressure but will crack open when the pump is operating. Of course I don't know what PSI the pump kicks out, and the larger diameter of that hose means most windscreen washer hose valves won't fit... any ideas?