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Hard water area.............. clogged-up screen washers

Cantata Jul 19, 2016

  1. Cantata

    Cantata Registered User

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    Anyone else get this?
    We live in a hard water area. If I don't use the car for a few days, and the weather's warm, I sometimes get one or some of the washer jets clogged up with chalk.
    A devil to clear out, too.
    I remember a similar problem on a Polo my wife owned a few years ago, so perhaps a VAG problem.
    Yes I do use screenwash additive but just a supermarket one, nothing fancy.
    Anyone else had this and know how to avoid it?
     
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  3. Ruhel

    Ruhel Never seen a fuel needle go down so fast! VCDS Map User

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    Use distilled water instead? Mix that with screen wash?
     
  4. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I know screen wash with the fan jets , it had to be a certain type. One sort was renouned for clogging the jets.
     
  5. Scottk

    Scottk Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Stick to Audi VW screen wash. Dilutes a lot and no issues.
     
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  6. DarkBunny

    DarkBunny Registered User

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    I always buy ready mixed screenwash - maybe that would help
     
  7. Audimad

    Audimad Registered User

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    +1
     
  8. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    I'll let you know if I ever put tap water in there.... my car's only 4yrs old, so I've never used anything other than pre-mixed - not always Audi as the only dealer I used to be able to get to during the week has closed though... hell, even Poundland has to be better than tap water...
     
  9. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I use the quantum (VW own make) and mix with normal tap water and never had a problem, you can get it from TPS and it's cheap enough.
     

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