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Old 11-07-2019, 03:09 PM   #1
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Let windshield washer fluid mix itself in reservoar?

Okey, not BMW specific, but generally. I live in a country where it gets very cold so you buy fluid concentrate and then you're supposed to mix it with water in a separate tank / big bottle, shake, and then pour it into the car reservoar.

My question is, how bad is it to just pour concentrate into the car reservoar, and then top it up with the desired part water?

Will it blend effectually, or will I take a considerable big risk of water not mixing, hence freezing and blowing my car reservoar when it hits those subzero Celcius degrees?
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:03 PM   #2
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No clue. I also live in a part of the world where it gets very cold and I've never had to mix a concentrate, they use sell it premixed. No issues when the temp dips below 32 in freedom units.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:20 PM   #3
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You put it in the radiator to mix it up. Then it automatically gets pumped into the windshield waster reservoir.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:22 PM   #4
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Original BMW came conentrated, at least some years back. I mixed it in the gallon of distilled water, drained a bit of the water and put the concentrate in. The bmw kind was very, very flammable...
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:51 PM   #5
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You put it in the radiator to mix it up. Then it automatically gets pumped into the windshield waster reservoir.
You mean where coolant goes?
You can't be serious?
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:52 PM   #6
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You mean where coolant goes?
You can't be serious?
The washer fluid has a different gravity than coolant and naturally floats to the top to be siphoned off to the washer holding tank.

I'm taking it you have the blue-colored concentrate. Skodas are unique in that they use a miniature mass-spectrometer to separate the fluids by color. Just be sure to not add any water to the concentrate or the wavelength analyzer will have a rough time of it.

In any event, there is the added bonus that your washer fluid will be preheated for use with both systems.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:14 PM   #7
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:21 AM   #8
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if you pee in it hard enough, it will mix well, plus will de-ice
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:38 AM   #9
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The washer fluid has a different gravity than coolant and naturally floats to the top to be siphoned off to the washer holding tank.

I'm taking it you have the blue-colored concentrate. Skodas are unique in that they use a miniature mass-spectrometer to separate the fluids by color. Just be sure to not add any water to the concentrate or the wavelength analyzer will have a rough time of it.

In any event, there is the added bonus that your washer fluid will be preheated for use with both systems.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:09 AM   #10
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The simply fact that you are asking this question, almost as if it's a SH*T TON of work to put your bottle of concentrate into the jug of water and shake it PRIOR to filling your reservoir, rather than just tossing the concentrate into the reservoir and then adding the water like the fat lazy dumba$$ you obviously are, makes me not even want to reply to your dumba$$ thread.

You definitely should put it into the radiator. Once that is full, make sure you top off your brake fluid reservoir with the same fluid as well.
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The simply fact that you are asking this question, almost as if it's a SH*T TON of work to put your bottle of concentrate into the jug of water and shake it PRIOR to filling your reservoir, rather than just tossing the concentrate into the reservoir and then adding the water like the fat lazy dumba$$ you obviously are, makes me not even want to reply to your dumba$$ thread.

You definitely should put it into the radiator. Once that is full, make sure you top off your brake fluid reservoir with the same fluid as well.
Don't forget the blinker fluid and headlight coolant.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:43 AM   #12
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Make sure you recharge your flux capacitor fully when you fill your reservoar.
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Not nice guys, some people are just very, very beginners in auto maintenance. Throw them a bone and steer them in the right direction...
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I think the reservoar be busted.Time to replace the entire BMW.
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Not nice guys, some people are just very, very beginners in auto maintenance. Throw them a bone and steer them in the right direction...
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I guess some of us who joined long ago are still just very, very beginners in auto maintenance. Either that or they're stingy with the information they possess, and fail to share it with others on the forum they are a member of.

Ironic? Or did you just forget to also offer the OP advice on his thoroughly intriguing, complex question?
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guys while we are on topic...what oil should i use for my 2001 330ci?
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Coconut oil you god damn hipster.
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Actually just wanted to see if anyone actually knew if the shaking really do make all the difference!
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Actually just wanted to see if anyone actually knew if the shaking really do make all the difference!
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Actually just wanted to see if anyone actually knew if the shaking really do make all the difference!
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