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YMMV Rain-X ClearView De-Icer Windshield Washer Fluid 3.74L - $1.43

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Just an FYI several people i know have had their washer pumps fail after a few years of using RainX fluids because of the water repellant additive.

For those who may not know, the cheap stuff works fine, i use Reflex for the better de-icing
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Cocopuffs43421 wrote: Just an FYI several people i know have had their washer pumps fail after a few years of using RainX fluids because of the water repellant additive.

For those who may not know, the cheap stuff works fine, i use Reflex for the better de-icing
Did not know this lol, used this stuff for years now..... x_X
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Haven't had any issues with our Japanese cars yet 🤞
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Cocopuffs43421 wrote: Just an FYI several people i know have had their washer pumps fail after a few years of using RainX fluids because of the water repellant additive.

For those who may not know, the cheap stuff works fine, i use Reflex for the better de-icing
Happened to our Benz after a few years of use, had to get the pump changed. But no issues with the Honda. There was even a class action:

https://www.classaction.org/rain-x-lawsuit
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No issue with honda civic

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Pretty sure the issue with the pumps failing was from the orange version. It was legit, did a fantastic job. This yellow version does almost nothing. Orange is more or less completely gone from the market now it seems, I assume cause of the class action.
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i just buy the $3 home depot stuff.
i've had issues with my wiper fluid pump before for using some niche products, now i just stick to the most basic kind there is.
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PatrickC8254 wrote: Did not know this lol, used this stuff for years now..... x_X
Been using it in my BMW for 20 years, no issues.
Also used in 2008 MINI Cooper for 4 years, 2015 Audi Q5 for 4 years, Kia Sportage for 4 years.
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Cocopuffs43421 wrote: Just an FYI several people i know have had their washer pumps fail after a few years of using RainX fluids because of the water repellant additive.

For those who may not know, the cheap stuff works fine, i use Reflex for the better de-icing
No issue on Japanese cars as ppl have said. Been using these in our former Toyota and Subaru vehicles without any issues.

German cars, yes maybe issues. That’s why it’s better to stick with OEM even if $$$
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djemzine wrote: No issue on Japanese cars as ppl have said. Been using these in our former Toyota and Subaru vehicles without any issues.

German cars, yes maybe issues. That’s why it’s better to stick with OEM even if $$$
*edit* not a good deal.
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Cocopuffs43421 wrote: Just an FYI several people i know have had their washer pumps fail after a few years of using RainX fluids because of the water repellant additive.

For those who may not know, the cheap stuff works fine, i use Reflex for the better de-icing
This doesn't apply to all vehicles, just the Euro cars. I been using this on my Japanese vehicles for years and no issues. I recommend this and only this to my non-Euro car friends as I find this to be the best for de-icing and water repellant.
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Don't use this if you have a VW or Audi. Messes with the sensor.
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engineered wrote: According to this site you can get concentrate to make 10 gallons for about $10, so $1/gallon. https://bimmertips.com/pro-tip-dont-use ... -your-bmw/
Do any local dealers sell this?
If you look at the chart on the back, to get -31 degrees Celsius freezing point (-25 Fahrenheit), you need 8 oz of concentrate, to 12 oz of water, so half that bottle makes 591mL (20 oz). As a result, the full bottle would just make 40 oz, or 1.18 L.

So for the winter, unless you're paying $1.00 for that concentrated bottle, you're really not saving anything. The website says about $7 USD for the bottle, so you'd be looking at over $21 USD per bottle of washer fluid.


Even for -3 degrees Celsius freezing point (26 degrees Fahrenheit), you would only get a total of 256oz (64oz x 4), which is only 7.57L, or two jugs of regular washer fluid. So about $3.50 USD per bottle of washer fluid.
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mhall1 wrote: Better advice: don't drive a beemer
of course, a civic or corolla would be just fantastic, lol
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