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What brand of wiper fluid you're using?


Hi guys

I am trying to find a good brand of windscreen wiper fluid to put into my Exy. At the moment, I only put a water inside the washer tank (or whatever it's called). Do you think it's important to put some good liquid there or I am thinking too much?

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I use good clean water with the screen wash concentrate which you can buy from Repco or SuperCheap. It is best to used distilled water if the tap water in your area is not clean enough. This will prolong the operation of the washer motor.

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I have always ever used just plain water.
Never had an issue with the washer motor and can't really tell if the soapy stuff that Nissan use is any better than plain old tap water.

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Tap water with a dash of windex

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same, water & windex.

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Re: What brand of wiper fluid you're using?


Every car I've owned and have put a washer fluid in the windscreen washer reservoir has ended up with blocked washer tubes.

Now I only ever put rainwater in the reservoir and it works just fine - you don't need a detergent or an alcohol solution degrading the system over time.

Plus - if you ever get stranded out bush you have a clean extra supply of drinking water emoticon

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Thanks for all answers, guys.. Jalal, I'm not sure if the tap water here in Sydney CBD is good and clean enough... People still drink water straight from the tap and they're still alive emoticon

It seems that some of us don't put anything but normal water in the washer tank.. Having bought 4L of demineralized water from Coles, I'll try to put them in the tank and add some cheap washer additives from Supercheap Auto. Will see how it performs. It's probably a bit hard to spot the difference since there's no much rain here recently...

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Fill-up a glass of that CBD water in a glass and leave it overnight. Whatever you see at the bottom of the glass the next day is what will be stuck to the washer motor over time and you may even re-consider drinking it after you see what you end-up with emoticon

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.. Having bought 4L of demineralized water from Coles, I'll try to put them in the tank and add some cheap washer additives from Supercheap Auto...



Just use the Demineralised water.

If you add the cheap washer fluid you'll end up with slippery thick goo clogging the tubes and jets after 1 or 2 years.

The washer fluid does help get off road grime from wet dirty roads but if your screen is that dirty you can wash it when you get home.

If you get your windscreen REALLY clean first, then twice a year apply RainX

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You won't need to use your washer much, water and grime just beads off and water in the washer will move anything else quite well. Been using it for years and most times you don't even need to use wipers in the rain (over about 70Km/h).

Available at most auto shops.

Any time you use your wiper/washer to wash the screen it will get scratched a bit so just water in the washer and only use sparingly and when necessary (Fresh bugs/bird droppings or if mega dusty when driving into sun and after dousing with water from a bottle)



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yeah rainex is pretty good. thats the only other thing i use and i tend to forget to apply it more than not

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