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Jez Morton

Screenwash Temperature?

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Bit annoyed that even though I always keep the screenwash mix at least 50% through the winter its frozen solid. Checked a container that the misses bought from the supermarket, its concentrated screenwash and says it works to minus4 undiluted? So I'm guessing at 50% its practically useless for winter use?

I will be looking closer at the specs in future its a nightmare driving at the minute takes about 2 miles for the screen to be a white smear of road salt.

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You youngster's don't know cold --- back in the day when diesel lorries froze, we used plus gas to keep the screen clear on a trip to Bristol.

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Bob,

 

always remember a close friend who ran a container depot ( shipping containers ) who we used to phone to say drivers were waiting at the gate to pick up and off load but could not get lifted. He always used to say we currently breaking up pallets to stick under the crane's fuel tank to set light to the pallets to unfreeze the diesel will ring back when we have ignition =@ , for the crane that is :-) :rofl:

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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Is not the air temperature that's the issue its the expected performance of the product in question, its says 50% mix for winter driving and it just doesn't perform.

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Guess their idea of winter is not as severe as the temperatures we are suffering at present.

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i buy cheap screenwash concentrate which wont have much alcohol in but is fine for cleaning the screen. In winter i add 10% methanol to the diluted volume, which is fine for -7°C, probably lower. IPA works too, but needs to be 20% by volume

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Not something that is important to me at the moment after a missile went through my screen. More pertinent is finding somebody who can be bothered to cut me one. I'm guessing that you get what you pay for for screen wash like most things but I don't think I'd want to test it in the weather we've got at the moment

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National Windscreens or Autoglass for a cut to size screen, Florin's was done by Autoglass for £80 -- 7 years ago.

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