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Old 18 Mar 2008, 10:44 pm
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Default Washer fluid

is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
and pumps.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 12:13 pm
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bigjcw1023@gmail.com wrote in news:0fc3b734-bbdd-4a42-914d-d0de289d16d9
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> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
> and pumps.




Just how much of the stuff do you go through in a winter?

None of it damages hoses and pumps.

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Old 19 Mar 2008, 04:47 pm
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<bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:0fc3b734-bbdd-4a42-914d-d0de289d16d9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
> and pumps.


If and when the temperature is above 32 deg F, I dilute it with water 1:1
ratio (50% water and 50% washer fluid) to stretch it.


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Old 19 Mar 2008, 05:43 pm
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<bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:0fc3b734-bbdd-4a42-914d-d0de289d16d9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
> and pumps.


Then you know something that no one else knows or is willing to sound
foolish saying out loud. {;^)

If you're paying only $2.00 a gallon for the windshield washer fluid,
you're not buying a very high quality product.






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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:54 pm
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"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in news:GNfEj.116755
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>
> <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:0fc3b734-bbdd-4a42-914d-d0de289d16d9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
>> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
>> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
>> and pumps.

>
> Then you know something that no one else knows or is willing to sound
> foolish saying out loud. {;^)
>
> If you're paying only $2.00 a gallon for the windshield washer fluid,
> you're not buying a very high quality product.
>
>
>
>



It's all the same stuff.

All I've ever done for 25 years has been to buy the cheapest I can find
regardless of brand. It goes on sale regularly at numerous places,
sometimes for as low as 99.

No matter where I buy it, it all works exactly the same. (Provided you're
buying the same temperature rating, that is...)

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Old 19 Mar 2008, 10:08 pm
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Tegger wrote:

> "Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in news:GNfEj.116755
> $C61.101759@edtnps89:
>
>
>><bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:0fc3b734-bbdd-4a42-914d-d0de289d16d9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>>is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
>>>2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
>>>and pumps.

>>
>> Then you know something that no one else knows or is willing to sound
>>foolish saying out loud. {;^)
>>
>> If you're paying only $2.00 a gallon for the windshield washer fluid,
>>you're not buying a very high quality product.
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
>
>
> It's all the same stuff.
>
> All I've ever done for 25 years has been to buy the cheapest I can find
> regardless of brand. It goes on sale regularly at numerous places,
> sometimes for as low as 99�.
>
> No matter where I buy it, it all works exactly the same. (Provided you're
> buying the same temperature rating, that is...)
>

Hi,
Not really. Cheap one will slush when it's very cold.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 11:31 pm
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bigjcw1023@gmail.com wrote:
> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can damage hoses
> and pumps.


An actual answer to the op's request..

http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com...her-fluid.html

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Old 20 Mar 2008, 07:26 am
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Tony Hwang <dragon40@shaw.ca> wrote in
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> Tegger wrote:


>>
>> No matter where I buy it, it all works exactly the same. (Provided
>> you're buying the same temperature rating, that is...)
>>

> Hi,
> Not really. Cheap one will slush when it's very cold.
>



You're referring to summer "bug wash". Not the same stuff.


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Old 20 Mar 2008, 08:29 am
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"Big Brother" <someonewatchingyou@microsoft.com> wrote
> bigjcw1023@gmail.com wrote:
>> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used
>> instead of paying
>> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. I know some can
>> damage hoses
>> and pumps.

>
> An actual answer to the op's request..
>
> http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com...her-fluid.html


This site prices methanol at about $17 a gallon (or about
$53 for a five gallon container) before shipping and
handling costs. One-tenth a gallon is needed to make a
gallon of windshield washer. So at best, one is going to
spend something more than a dollar a gallon going the
home-made route. Tack on that shipping charges are pretty
darn high these days.

This also assumes this company will ship liquids. That's
been a problem in the past. E.g. I know the usual online OEM
honda parts sites do not ship OEM coolant.


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Old 20 Mar 2008, 08:51 am
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On Mar 19, 9:54*pm, Tegger <teg...@tegger.c0m> wrote:
> "Brian Smith" <Hali...@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in news:GNfEj.116755
> $C61.101759@edtnps89:
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> > <bigjcw1...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:0fc3b734-bbdd-4a42-914d-d0de289d16d9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
> >> is there a recipe for washer fluid that can be used instead of paying
> >> 2 dollars a gallon for the store stuff. *I know some can damage hoses
> >> and pumps.

>
> > * * Then you know something that no one else knows or is willing to sound
> > foolish saying out loud. * *{;^)

>
> > * * If you're paying only $2.00 a gallon for the windshield washer fluid,
> > you're not buying a very high quality product.

>
> It's all the same stuff.
>
> All I've ever done for 25 years has been to buy the cheapest I can find
> regardless of brand. It goes on sale regularly at numerous places,
> sometimes for as low as 99.
>
> No matter where I buy it, it all works exactly the same. (Provided you're
> buying the same temperature rating, that is...)


But if your neighbor is using the cool looking orange stuff, you
*have* to use it too.

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