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[Home Depot] TURBO POWER Windshield Washer Fluid - 3.78L for $1.79 with pm starting Feb. 7

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[Home Depot] TURBO POWER Windshield Washer Fluid - 3.78L for $1.79 with pm starting Feb. 7

Rona has the Turbo Power on sale for $1.99 starting Feb. 7th.

https://www.rona.ca/en/turbo-power-wint ... 20Week%202

Price match at Home Depot for $1.79.
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its a good price for this, but I don't recommend this for the colder climates.. This freezes quickly in QC weather. Even with the promise of -40, these blue fluids really dont perform the same. I try to stick with the -45 rated ones. Every year they have the armor all or the rain-x and stock up when they're at ~$4 each.
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Great deal. Thanks op. Time to stock up.
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I use them in... summer. Maybe fine for winter in GTA and Vancouver, but not for the rest of Canada.

see old discussions:
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daviiiiiid wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 4:55 pm
Every year they have the armor all or the rain-x and stock up when they're at ~$4 each.
Depending on the make of vehicle you drive, Armor All and Rain-X can cause your fluid level sensor to malfunction. I have seen it happen on 3 different Chrysler/Dodge vehicles. Some repair shops are also aware of the problem. On my buddy's Ram truck, the sensor was replaced under warranty but he was warned that if he kept on using these washer fluids, they would not replace the sensor again.
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Lukus2017 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 5:30 pm
Depending on the make of vehicle you drive, Armor All and Rain-X can cause your fluid level sensor to malfunction. I have seen it happen on 3 different Chrysler/Dodge vehicles. Some repair shops are also aware of the problem. On my buddy's Ram truck, the sensor was replaced under warranty but he was warned that if he kept on using these washer fluids, they would not replace the sensor again.
I've heard about that but I've used those brands for about 10 years on Hyundais and so far so good. The sensor is accurate each time.
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Lukus2017 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 5:30 pm
Depending on the make of vehicle you drive, Armor All and Rain-X can cause your fluid level sensor to malfunction. I have seen it happen on 3 different Chrysler/Dodge vehicles. Some repair shops are also aware of the problem. On my buddy's Ram truck, the sensor was replaced under warranty but he was warned that if he kept on using these washer fluids, they would not replace the sensor again.
Ford dealer told me my Focus RS's engine blew because I ate too many tacos and the resulting noxious gas got sucked into the combustion chamber. They said they won't replace my engine if I consumed tacos again.

Car manufactures being car manufacturers, blame the 3rd party products, not the part.

You don't see this happen on Lexus or Toyotas after using RainX for over 10yrs.
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I think I found the reason why this stuff “freezes” more than the good old stuff. I used to think it because they cut corners in this cheap stuff

They aren’t allowed to use as much methanol due to evaporation/ “ volatile organic compounds” emission rules so they add ethanol (or propanol) and ethylene glycol to get the right freeze point. It's why old stuff has a distinctive smell when sprayed, but new stuff doesn't

The methanol flashes off when spayed and the ethylene glycol starts to gel at really cold temps so it smears on the glass. Also the washer nozzles appears to be blocked.

The answer is to keep spraying the fluid to get more methanol content onto the glass . Similarly, occasionally spray in cold weather to keep the nozzles clear

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-d ... le6487783/
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I use this blue Turbo power stuff almost exclusively, all year long. I don't have any issues with it....but then again, I rarely drive during extreme cold temps.

Side note: my dad used a case of this yellow prestone stuff (GMC terrain),
https://www.lowes.ca/windshield-washer- ... 86853.html
After that, his washer fluid sensor stopped working. Coincidence??
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Curious if there would be issues PMing? Considering that the flyer shows -35C rated fluid is on sale and HD carries -40C.
In which case, Lowes carries -35C and you could price match there instead.
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r1val wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 6:42 pm
Curious if there would be issues PMing? Considering that the flyer shows -35C rated fluid is on sale and HD carries -40C.
In which case, Lowes carries -35C and you could price match there instead.
The flyer shows -40 and so does the link I included.
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Ah, must be different in AB.
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r1val wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 6:42 pm
Curious if there would be issues PMing? Considering that the flyer shows -35C rated fluid is on sale and HD carries -40C.
In which case, Lowes carries -35C and you could price match there instead.
From previous years it's always been YMMV because of the different ratings/packaging on flyers/online ads.

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