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Just a reminder that the cx3 setup for the washer fluid reservoir is placed awkwardly to the point it wont get heated by engine bay and that my bug remover washer fluid i use in the summer froze solidly in 31* F weather(even though its rated for 0 degrees..?) completely locking up my washer spray. I thought the pump or fuse blew since no noise or movement was detected. Even the plastic cable thing in the washer cap was stuck which was strange considering there was like a cup of fluid left that froze but looked more like it melted stuff together.

Didnt even realize this happened to me before in 2016 as i found my self in an old post about this same issue. Strange enough it took two days in above freezing temps to get functionality back even with fresh fill of deicer so logic and warmth isnt applicable here as much as one would think.


So keep the fluid topped up with reliable products to avoid dumb moment's like mine.

Now that i think about it, using walmarts wiper fluid probably wasent a good idea since they probably over add water and being so little left it just succumbed to ice. Oh well
 

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Living in Canada I only ever use washer fluid that is rated to at least -35*F. I've found that the regular winter fluid works fine to get rid of bug debris in the summer and I don't have to remember to drain and replace the fluid between the warm and cold seasons.
BTW, the best way to remove dead bugs in the summer is to soak a towel in water and place it over the dried remains. Let it sit for several minutes to soften up the guts and wipe away. Works like a charm on my motorcycle windscreen.
 

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Yea it was my first time trying bug remover variety washer fluid and it still didnt do much difference in general. Figured worth a shot since i moved to a much more foresty area and have removed a small segment of the bug population this summer with my windshield but apparently its no different than water lol. at least hand cleaning the glass with a towel and spray will always work.
 

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Yea it was my first time trying bug remover variety washer fluid and it still didnt do much difference in general. Figured worth a shot since i moved to a much more foresty area and have removed a small segment of the bug population this summer with my windshield but apparently its no different than water lol. at least hand cleaning the glass with a towel and spray will always work.
I always wondered if that bug cleaning mix worked as well as claimed. Good to know that it's no more effective that anything else.
 
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