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Old 02-04-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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Is it bad to mix windshield washer fluid?

Title says it all. I don't know what brand Nissan dealers put in the reservoir and I'm thinking of buying some generic fluid from GI Joe's or Schuck's or autozone.



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Old 02-04-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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not anymore than mixing Bud lite with Miller lite
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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It's windshield washer fluid, what can go wrong? Unless you put motor oil or something like that in there you should be fine.
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I mix mines all the time..nothing has happened yet.
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you should be fine with whatevers.
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not anymore than mixing Bud lite with Miller lite
Now why would you ruin perfectly good Miller Lite?
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:13 PM   #8
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The dealer probably used some blue generic stuff anyway.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:20 PM   #9
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Isn't it all generic crap. It's water with some kind of soap and some kind of ani-freeze.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:27 PM   #10
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Isn't it all generic crap. It's water with some kind of soap and some kind of ani-freeze.
Sounds like your talking about Bud, since thats what it taste like. Ill just stick with my Guiness.
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Sounds like your talking about Bud, since thats what it taste like. Ill just stick with my Guiness.
Sacrilege! Two ns!! Guinness
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Wtf?

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If you mix, you will blow the washer fluid exhaust seals.
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Old 02-05-2004, 02:39 PM   #14
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no its not all generic, i use rain x brand windshield wiper fluid, barely use my wipers anymore
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i put blue red orange yellow pink all different kind of washer fluid in my car
all the same ****
but that rani x thing is bad it messed up my wiper
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Old 02-05-2004, 03:42 PM   #16
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Didn't you know??? Mixing your washer fluid is good for another 15whp!!!! Plus is make your blinker fluid system work much more efficiently!

Just don't blow out your washer fluid exhaust seals like Jeff said.

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:08 PM   #17
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Rain-X? As in the wiper fluid/de-icer made by them or the windshield rain repelant?

What got messed up exactly?

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i put blue red orange yellow pink all different kind of washer fluid in my car
all the same ****
but that rani x thing is bad it messed up my wiper
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Old 02-05-2004, 06:25 PM   #18
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I dunno bout you, but I've never had problem with the any of the rain-x products myself. Kinda interesting to see why your having an issue.

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Old 02-05-2004, 06:28 PM   #19
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There is nothing wrong with mixing with the windsheild fluid washer. it's just mostly cleaner blue stuff. That's all.
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Old 02-05-2004, 09:51 PM   #20
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Better be safe and do a flush and refill. I'm running 100% synthetic washer fluid.
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What viscosity/weight are you guys using for washer fluid? I am thinking of changing to a 5w20 to wipe off all those extra **** stains on my windshield.
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:05 PM   #22
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or u can unplug the windshielf hoses and plug them somewhere into your intake or the manifold, and u got your self a N20 system but better. is WILL add around 75 horses, it worked for me.
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:24 PM   #23
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Run the washer fluid hose from the resivoir to the intake manifold and duct tape somewhere on there...NOW, when ever you squirt, the methanol in the fluid will give an extra 75whp....sort of like a shot of NX!!!....


But don't mix, 'cause then in the cold the lines will be more prone to freezing up....
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Rewire the hose to go to your mouth and fill with liquor; I read about some one who did this mod. Should get about .4 BAC.
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Rewire the hose to go to your mouth and fill with liquor; I read about some one who did this mod. Should get about .4 BAC.
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rain x left a residue on my windshield it seem like
so when i use my wiper it wont wipe as clean as it used to
i perfer the prestone brand deicer
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rain x left a residue on my windshield it seem like
so when i use my wiper it wont wipe as clean as it used to
i perfer the prestone brand deicer
I'm not a big fan of rain-x except in hard rain. I find if it's raining lightly or misting then I think rain-x makes it harder to see.
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I believe that the best mixture is take one part of my ***** and mix it with one part of your mouth. IMO that works best.........and your a donating member
 
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this thread is so funny..
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Title says it all.
if you do your car will self destruct

j/k but really there shouldn't be any problems, unless you mix washer-fluid w/ other fluids like coolant or brake fluid or whatever, then there's a problem
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Old 02-06-2004, 11:15 AM   #31
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OK guys for a dozen years I've been mixing all types of washer fluid in my Max and there are no ill effects. The $1.00 a bottle stuff is just fine.

The only exception that I can think of is possibly the rain-x washer fluid product. I think that the complex chemical formula that they use so effectively to shed rain from the windshield wiil leave a tint or residue if you stop using it once you start. A relative who runs the parts dept of a Jag dealership told me that he's had complaints from folks who apply it to the windshield several times and then stop. HOWEVER I don't know if their washer fluid product is the same as the regular product that you apply to your windshield.

Has anyone here who uses rain-x stoped using it? Have you experienced any problems?
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baby shampo works also or cloro x
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Seriously, I like Prestone washer fluid in the winter since it can be used to defrost the windshield and doesnt freeze on it, like the generic blue stuff. The generic blue stuff is ok in the summer though.

Anybody got a hook up for JDM blue washer fluid? My Maxima isn't running as well with US domestic market fluid.
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:56 PM   #35
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how about recycling ur pis* and use it for the windsheild washer fluid , it works great for me....
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