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post #19 of (permalink) Old 30th January 2012
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Re: windscreen washer jets & wiper sync.

It is not recommended to use dishwashing liquid in windscreen washer reservoirs as it can damage the rubber seals in the pump, etc. Plus it can form a gunge inside which blocks the port opening which can lead to pump failure.

If the windscreen becomes waxed or oily most times a wipe with a solutuion of biological washing powder disiolved in hot water and then a cold water flush will remove the film. Don't forget to give the wiper blades a rub whilst your are at it.

Stick to a good screenwash additive - I have found Lidl's own brand to be excellent but add in 50% solution.

Also flushing the washer system with diluted baby bottle sterilising solution once a year will also help. Boots the chemist can supply about 50 sterilising tablets for around 99 pence - enough to last a life time.
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