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Old 07-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Washer fluid ... beware

I had bought some windshield washer fluid (the blue stuff) a couple weeks or so ago at Walmart. It was the Walmart brand, and was topping my fluid yesterday. Well for some reason I glanced in the jug and WTH? There was what looked to be like metal/rust flake sediment at the bottom of the jug. Luckily the big flakes were heavy and stayed at the bottom because I didn't upend the jug. But some small particles got into my reservoir. I'm going to get me some airline tubing like for fish aquariums and syphon as much out as I can. Hopefully, the sediment remaining is small enough that it will pass through the lines and not clog up somewhere. Geez, I guess you have to watch everything now. All my years of driving, never had bad washer fluid. I'm guessing that maybe they store the fluid in big metal tanks that they fill the jugs with, and maybe one of the tanks had some corrosion or sediment in it. From now on, I'm taking a quick glance at the bottom of washer fluid I by in the future.


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Old 07-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
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"""Hopefully, the sediment remaining is small enough that it will pass through the lines and not clog up somewhere. """

Nope better to remove everything and clean it out
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"""Hopefully, the sediment remaining is small enough that it will pass through the lines and not clog up somewhere. """

Nope better to remove everything and clean it out
I totally agree, it doesn't take long to remove the hose at the reservoir base amd flush it through. Blocked jets are a pain in the arse, a burnt out motor is 100 times worse

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Yeah, you are probably right. Hopefully I can reach the hose. If I have to I will try removing the whole reservoir. What a pain. I should've taken some pictures of the sediment in the jug. Was fairly big at the bottom.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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You worry too much about a non-event. If it clogs you can unclog it, besides that there is a strainer in the fluid pickup.

You should be watching everything now anyway, all corporations will rape you at the drop of a hat, not openly, but under the radar where you can't prove it. The main reason for the LLP, or licensed limited partnership, or how to get away with murder while greatly diluting the responsibility to society. Look at cans of tuna half water now, or gluten free foods that cost more while cheaper to make, or price of gas dictated by banks speculating, the use of fuel in summer has DROPPED by the actual numbers so why the increase? On a whim and as a joke the other day I actually measured the net weight of a 5 ounce can of premium chicken breast. When drained of all water the chicken inside weighted 2.66 ounces., or truth in advertising. In short they steal almost a buck a can.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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When you buy crap at Walmart what do you expect???
It is all made in China, and they really do not care at all if it is crap or not.
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