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Old 03-26-2002, 12:31 AM
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OEM Washer Fluid

Okay, it's a little thing, but I LOVE the washer fluid that came with my car. It's so much better than the omnipresent US blue stuff.

Is that washer fluid available anywhere?
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Old 03-26-2002, 04:26 AM
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You could go to Germany every time you need a refill.

General consensus seems to be that it's not available anywhere. And it has to be blue in the US so some doofus doesn't think it's water and drink it.

I believe Kaz has his own home brew recipe for making your own clear washer fluid.
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Old 03-26-2002, 04:47 AM
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Don't forget the Orange stuff - has rain-x in it.
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I think that it's been said or maybe even proven that the only difference is the color. basically, windshield wash fluid is water, alcohol and an antifreeze of some sort.
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Old 03-26-2002, 08:52 AM
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I think that it's been said or maybe even proven that the only difference is the color.
Naah, it smells different.


Oh well. Blue juice it is, then.
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Old 03-26-2002, 09:21 AM
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The blue washer fluid you can buy at your local BMW Center smells the same as the factory clear washer fluid (at least to me). They are both high in alcohol content. I believe I have found the p/n for the clear washer fluid on the ETK, but my dealer will not order it. They would have to order a large supply of it in order to place an order with BMW NA.
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Old 03-26-2002, 09:04 PM
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I've had good luck with the RainX line of washer fluid.

http://www.rainx.com/frame_auto_washfluid.htm
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Old 03-26-2002, 09:12 PM
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General consensus seems to be that it's not available anywhere. And it has to be blue in the US so some doofus doesn't think it's water and drink it.

I believe Kaz has his own home brew recipe for making your own clear washer fluid.
Well, its a recipe I found online, but it was basically a mix of water and ammonia (that's what the stock stuff smells like to me) and a bit of alcohol to drop the freeze point and surface tension a bit.
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I've had good luck with the RainX line of washer fluid.

http://www.rainx.com/frame_auto_washfluid.htm
Doesn't Rain-X eat up your wiper blades?
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Old 03-27-2002, 06:37 AM
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I've had good luck with the RainX line of washer fluid.

http://www.rainx.com/frame_auto_washfluid.htm
Hey, I checked out that link. Didn't know they made all those types. I may try the bug remover one - would be good for trips to Maine in the Spring. After all, the Maine State bird is a Mosquito.
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Old 03-27-2002, 06:47 AM
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Hey, I checked out that link. Didn't know they made all those types. I may try the bug remover one - would be good for trips to Maine in the Spring. After all, the Maine State bird is a Mosquito.
I personally love the P21S windshield wash boost. Awesome stuff. You basically add a shot of it to your washer reservoir and it does a great job.
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Old 03-27-2002, 06:51 AM
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I personally love the P21S windshield wash boost. Awesome stuff. You basically add a shot of it to your washer reservoir and it does a great job.
Hmm..so do you fill mostly with regular fluid, then add the P21S, or do you mix it with water? Where can I get some?
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Old 03-27-2002, 06:54 AM
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Hmm..so do you fill mostly with regular fluid, then add the P21S, or do you mix it with water? Where can I get some?
I just fill up my reservoir, and then throw in a shot of the P21S. I think carcareonline.com sells it.

P21S makes great stuff.
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Old 03-27-2002, 07:05 AM
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I just fill up my reservoir, and then throw in a shot of the P21S. I think carcareonline.com sells it.

P21S makes great stuff.
Yup, they have it - thanks!
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Old 03-27-2002, 11:45 AM
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RAINX Fluid

Yep, the RainX fluid with P21S washer booster is what I use, or at least I will once I run out of the clear fluid that came with my car.

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Are any of these concoctions damaging to the paint on my hood, from the headlight washer overspray?
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I think even the clear OEM stuff will strip of the wax, no? I don't think it will hurt the paint or clear coat, though.
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I use Griots...smells like citrus, works well.
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Does anyone out there know where to buy the clear stuff that comes in your car?
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:11 AM
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Does anyone out there know where to buy the clear stuff that comes in your car?
Did you read the thread before bumping it?

It's not available in the US.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:18 AM
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Did you read the thread before bumping it?

It's not available in the US.
tboogie appears to be in Germany.

I would imagine you could get the clear stuff at your neighborhood BMW dealer over there.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:19 AM
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tboogie appears to be in Germany.

I would imagine you could get the clear stuff at your neighborhood BMW dealer over there.
Ahhh... Observant.

I'd agree.

Because we all know Germans are smart enough not to drink the stuff.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:20 AM
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You can buy concentrate at the dealer, mix it to your preffered level
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:24 AM
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Wonder if I'd have any problems traveling on airplanes with the stuff. Going to Graz again in two weeks.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:38 AM
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I'll do a search. I had posted it a while ago. I found that stuff

PS: For those who wants to search, I posted it on the 3er Forum, AFAIR.


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