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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by adamrawling, Mar 24, 2006.

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    [Mar 24, 2006]
    I must say I've never had to refill my windscreen washer bottle so often on other cars before I got my A3.

    I seem to be re-filling every 2 weeks at present.

    The A3 has either got a very small bottle or the washer jets use a lot of water per go.

    Have any of you found the same thing this winter?
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    Yes - I ended up reducing the concentration of the screen wash because it was getting really expensive.
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    [Mar 25, 2006]
    you got Xenon's on yours chaps?

    most of my screen wash ends up over the bonnet and wings!
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    [Mar 26, 2006]
    No, no xenons on mine.

    Hadn't realised xenon's had the headlamp wipers - that's even worse then? You must have refill every week?
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    [Mar 26, 2006]
    Without Xenons the screen wash container holds 3 litres and with Xenons and the headlight washing system it holds 5.5 litres.
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    [Mar 26, 2006]
    3 litres!! Is that all!! No wonder I'm refilling so often.

    Recently, with all the slush and salt spray, I run out after 2 weeks - 50 miles per day on the M6.

    The wife's Corolla's bottle must be twice the size of that! (Hope that doesn't sound dodgy?) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
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    [Mar 28, 2006]
    3 litres sounds real small!! Mine lasts an age between fill ups, not really noticed a problem, i usually do a quick short wash of the screen to avoid the headlamp washers firing up and leaving streaks over the bonnet!
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    [Mar 28, 2006]
    I think I've only re-filled about 6-7 times in the last couple of years!
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