SCREEN WASH

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SCREEN WASH

Postby SCOTT » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:58 am

Ive heard some horror stories lately about cheap screenwash corroding the wash pump, just wondering what you guys use do you buy the vw screenwash??

also is it me but when wipers are on full spped do they seem slow to you??
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Re: SCREEN WASH

Postby RW1 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:05 am

Always stuck to VW's screen wash as had trouble a long while back with "deposits" appearing and blocking the older nozzle jets. Was told a while back that this was even more critical with the new washer jets like those on the New Scirocco. The opening is finer on them.

They're not that fast compared with some.

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Re: SCREEN WASH

Postby Jacktherat » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:16 am

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Re: SCREEN WASH

Postby robmx » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:30 pm

I'm worried about this, I've been running plain water for the time being as I've not had time to get to a dealer.

But surely, any screenwash used with the correct dilution ratio isn't going to cause problems. I really can't see how vw screenwash is going to vary from any day to day brand. I doubt it's even specific to VW and is just a rebranded mainstream screenwash brand like comma?
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Re: SCREEN WASH

Postby ReubenGT » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:52 pm

It would make sense that any reputable brand would know what issues are to be avoided when coming up with a product??? Don't buy cheap cra* and I wouldn't expect any problems.
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Re: SCREEN WASH

Postby RW1 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:08 pm

Jacktherat wrote:Does anyone know if VW spec screenwash is available in bulk from third parties, eg other than the overpriced bottles on sale at VW dealers?


In my area, German & Swedish supplies the local dealerships with the genuine VW oils!!!

Worth a try to see if they also stock the screenwash and one way of cutting the cost in half.

Use G 052 164 A2 (1 ltr bottles). Nice lemon scented additive.

ReubenGT wrote:It would make sense that any reputable brand would know what issues are to be avoided when coming up with a product??? Don't buy cheap cra* and I wouldn't expect any problems.


Not so, that was my belief until my last car had the deposits problem blocking the jets. Plus it also wrecked the heater elements in the jets. Since sticking to VW's own, no problems.

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