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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:06 AM
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Windshield Fluid

Is it normal for the windshield fluid of a new car to be low after using the wippers literally 3 times? I wonder if there's a leak or they didn't top it off at delivery?
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:59 AM
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Yes, quite a few others have mentioned this. Apparently the washer fluid isn't topped off when it leaves the factory. Mine took an entire jug just after delivery. Make sure the cap is on tight as well so none is spilling out.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:23 AM
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Is this something that the dealership will provide or is there a recommended brand?
It's kindof annoying since there isn't any Big Box (Walmart etc) stores to buy that near where I live..
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:27 AM
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Just use any ordinary washer fluid.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:06 AM
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Windscreen washer fluid

I use BMW washer fluid as, in the past, I have found that some cheap makes of fluid will clog up the nozzles on BMW's - maybe they use finer nozzles than other carmakers.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:00 AM
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I use rain-x fluids on the 330xi, haven't tried to put it in x3 yet but I will.
http://www.rainx.com/Products/Windsh...g_Remover.aspx
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:22 AM
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Update: No leak, took it to the dealership and they topped it off for a nominal $3
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