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19 Jan 2021 10:45 #231946 by Chappo
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Hi all, now I know my Jimmy's not moved much lately ( Gen 4 ) but the other day I went to use the windscreen washers and and this gooey mess came out of the jets, best described as 'politely' wall paper paste or antibacterial gel! The tank is full of the non smelling clearish stuff.
Anyone else had this discharge?

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19 Jan 2021 10:52 #231947 by Roger Fairclough
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Who put the windscreen cleaner into the bottle and do you know what it is?

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19 Jan 2021 10:54 #231948 by Dan
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Not much help I appreciate, but when I got mine, I ran the screen wash down until it was finished and replaced it with stuff that I had used in the past.

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19 Jan 2021 11:24 #231949 by Chappo
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I’ve had the car a year so it’s the original stuff Suzuki put in it, it’s never been refilled

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19 Jan 2021 11:26 #231950 by Chappo
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Great thanks I’m going to flush it out and replenish

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19 Jan 2021 11:36 #231951 by Doctorchris
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This gel is often a build-up of algae. I have seen suggestions of leaving vinegar or Jeyes Fluid overnight in the washer bottle, then flushing it through.
A winter concentrate of screenwash with plenty of alcohol in it should prevent the problem coming back.

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19 Jan 2021 13:30 #231952 by Lambert
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I have had the same problem with Dreadnaught, I used some screen wash from eurocarparts.com because it was cheap and it's evidently reacted with the last fluid I had in. It works, it just looks a bit grim. When I need to replace it I'll have the bottle out and give it a thorough clean.

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19 Jan 2021 13:38 #231953 by Chappo
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Thanks Doc will do

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27 Jan 2021 14:08 #232256 by Axholme Lion
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Sounds like cheap screenwash.
The VW screenwash is very good but isn't cheap. You do get what you pay for though. I work at a Skoda dealer and we get loads of people using cheap stuff which blocks up the washer jets.

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27 Jan 2021 14:50 #232259 by Roger Fairclough
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I use Halfords concentrated screen wash combined with a heater ( works off heater hose ).

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