Preferred WWF reservoir style?

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Gary McCormick, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Gary McCormick

    Gary McCormick True Classic

    Carlisle, PA
    Prepping the X for sale? My parts bin includes operating “in headlight well” WWF bag and pump, and “in front trunk” WWF reservoir and pump.

    I have always used bag style, but am wondering if Forum members think that reservoir style adds a little value.

    Input requested.

    Gary McCormick
    ‘79X and ‘98 Z3 2.8L
    Carlisle, PA
  2. Dan Sarandrea (Phila)

    Dan Sarandrea (Phila) Waitin' On Parts...

    Philadelphia, PA
    If you have both, I would say install and use what would be stock for that year. If you are including a parts stash with the sale, put the unused one in the parts stash. If no parts stash with sale, then put the unused one in the FS&W section or eBay.
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  3. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    The late model is frickin' huge, so it has that going for it. The early model is discreet, hidden away in the headlight pod, but certainly looks "old school". IMHO I can't imagine anyone being tilted one way or the other by the style of washer reservoir. At least not enough to pay more or less for the car. Keep in mind that changing between the styles means relocating the wires and tubes that make it function.
  4. Gary McCormick

    Gary McCormick True Classic

    Carlisle, PA
    Thanks Dan. I’ll probably put the stock ‘79 bag in and put reservoir up for sale.
  5. carl

    carl True Classic

    I agree, which one you use would have no impact on sellability or price.
  6. Chris in Canada

    Chris in Canada True Classic

    Ontario, canada
    I got rid of the bag and installed the big one! I think it still has the original fluid I put in it 5 plus years ago!!! I didn’t care about originality, just practicality!
  7. Mark


    I retrofitted my ‘85 with the bag. I always thought the size of that later one was absurdly oversized. Of course, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve used the washers.
    I also had a better use for the space once occupied by the reservoir:


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