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Can someone please tell me what is the fluid capacity of the window washer container? (I want to add a washer fluid additive). Also, if it's listed in the Owner's Manual can you point me to the page. For those that MAY be interested in what washer fluid additive I want to use it's Invisilble Glass.
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I don’t think it is published even in the workshop manual. All I can suggest is that you make a concerted effort to empty it (I once did to see if it had a low fluid switch despite there being a light on the dash - it didn’t) and then see how much you add with a measuring jug.

All I do with mine is keep topping up with neat as the winter progresses until I’m convinced it is quite strong!
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Thanks anchorman. I was hoping to save myself doing that. I do however feel better that you think even the workshop does not show you. I'd looked and looked (to be sure to be sure) in the owners manual and couldn't find it.
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I have plenty of people not fill up their washer fluid reservoir here in Madison so from my experience from bone dry to the base of the fill neck its about 1.25 gal (4.731L) at least for the US model. This is from me emptying a full gallon of washer fluid and continued to add till the fluid reached the bottom of the fill neck (I of course fill it to the max). Hope this helps a little.

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My windscreen now has the correct mixture of additive thanks to snoogie. Must admit after looking at what it would take to drain my reservoir I'd thought I could just "guess" that it holds around 4Ltrs and work from there. Like what anchorman said, "All I do with mine is keep topping up with neat as the winter progresses until I’m convinced it is quite strong!"

Now, with what snoogie said I can do accurate "top ups". All I have to do is make a mixture of the correct blend (say a couple of litres) and use that when topping up is required.

( See anchorman, IF you'd asked the forum right from the start you too could have correct mixtures) Oh yes, there's a lot of good info in this forum Hah, hah.

And thanks anchorman for the windscreen washers.pdf
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I reckon if you were good at scaling, trigonometry and maths you could work it out exactly from this photo of my washer bottle :-)

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The only thing stopping me was I couldn't get a clear view of the bottle. Now, with the aid of your pic...

Sine<* + cossine>> = the angle of the dangle squared - cotangent X to;:! = 4.731L.

Easy once I got started. And what do you know, it comes out exactly what snoogie told us.
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