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Old 08-06-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Windshield Wiper Fluid, any requirements?

Well I ran out of wiper fluid today, and I picked up some Peak Windshield Wash at the grocery store. For ingredients it lists "Water (7732-18 5) and Methyl Alcohol (67-56-1).

So sorry for asking a dumb question. I just didn't know if it was like the coolant where you can only use the OEM brand. I did run a search for wiper fluid and didn't find much except for how to use it to spray your intercooler.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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It has to be wet...
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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the blue -25 stuff
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:42 PM   #5
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Alright, sounds like what I got should work. It's 32+F but I don't think it ever gets below 32 here in San Antonio except for maybe once or twice a year.

Now what kind of blinker fluid should I get? Do our cars have any problem with synthetics? I was looking at the KaleCoAuto synthetic fluid but it seems a little pricey.
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=6
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #6
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Alright, sounds like what I got should work. It's 32+F but I don't think it ever gets below 32 here in San Antonio except for maybe once or twice a year.

Now what kind of blinker fluid should I get? Do our cars have any problem with synthetics? I was looking at the KaleCoAuto synthetic fluid but it seems a little pricey.
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=6
HOLY CRAP!! ONLY 8.99 a bottle!?! Thats actually very cheap! No wonder why its sold out!
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #7
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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the blue -25 stuff
I'm partial to the -30 purple stuff up here in MN
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:50 PM   #9
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I use Rain-X Bug/Tar wiper fluid in summer and Rain-X De-Icer wiper fluid in winter. Not that I'm a Rain-X fan, but I find that both work better than ones I've used before (e.g., Prestone, Peak, Valuecraft). It also applies a bit of water beading film that definitely helps keep road grime and rain from being "stuck" on the windshield. I used to Rain-X the windshield but it was time consuming... this lets the wipers do it for you. All I do is Stoner's Invisible Glass from time to time.



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Old 08-10-2009, 03:26 PM   #10
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Do they sell this at WalMart?
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:00 AM   #11
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Got it at Autozone. Should be fairly common.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:07 AM   #12
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Do they sell this at WalMart?
Yes they do because I saw it while buying all my car cleaning stuff yesterday. In the future I'll probably get the rain-x bug spray as it's only $2 instead of $1. The grocery store I was at only had 1 choice so that's why I ended up with what I have right now.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:14 PM   #13
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I'm partial to the -30 purple stuff up here in MN
when I lived in wyoming in the winter i usta pour about 1/2 bottle of HEET in it anyway....ive had the misfrotune of having it freeze solid after a nice clear nite at 7500 feet
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:20 AM   #14
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Make sure to change your blinker fluid every 150000 blinks according to the link. Otherwise you may void your warranty.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:48 AM   #15
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I use Rain-X Bug/Tar wiper fluid in summer and Rain-X De-Icer wiper fluid in winter. Not that I'm a Rain-X fan, but I find that both work better than ones I've used before (e.g., Prestone, Peak, Valuecraft). It also applies a bit of water beading film that definitely helps keep road grime and rain from being "stuck" on the windshield. I used to Rain-X the windshield but it was time consuming... this lets the wipers do it for you. All I do is Stoner's Invisible Glass from time to time.
Agreed! Target has the bigger 20% more bottles too!
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