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    Question Weird wash fluid water issue.

    recently i am facing an issue in my GLI 2010. i bought this car 6 months back and since day one there is some GEL sort of thing in the windscreen washer tank. i tried to emptied & refilled it many times but again the water in the reservoir automatically converts into GEL if not used for sometime.

    now pls tell me what is this problem is there anything inside the tank which converts water into GEL and if yes then how to get rid of this damn GEL converter .

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    if its brown gel is probably a colony of some bacteria or something, truckers in EU have been infected with legionaires disease, their most common trait was using plain water in the windsheild reservoir tank, the spray mist gets sucked into the vent and into the cab.

    Thats why a bit of alcohol is used.

    If you feel its not cleaning up, remove it from the car, (yes I know its a long job on that car) but thats the only way to clean it.
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    thanks bro, its a blue type GEL. i think i have to remove the reservoir and get it cleaned.

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    that is the residue of using some cheap washer fluid, clean it out and fill it with proper wash fluid.
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    what do you mean by "proper wash fluid" i normally use tap water

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfansiddique View Post
    what do you mean by "proper wash fluid" i normally use tap water
    LM has Front Screen Washer liquid. Price is ~250 (am not very sure). Its good and also doesn't allow rain drops to stay on the wind screen for longer time.
    Simply pull the handle (fixed at left side of the Steering) and let it drain/throw all water on the screen. Once empty, fill it will LM Washer Fluid.
    Kixx also have the washing fluid. Or you can find plenty of them from Makro/Metro/Hyperstart. Local ones are just dyed water and nothing else. Imported ones are good through bit expensive.
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    ok thanks

    but first i need to get the washer tank cleaned thoroughly.

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    @Xulfiqar bro
    i have seen people using shampoo alongwith plain water in wash fluid tank, is it safe. performs its function or not?
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    i heard using shampoo or washing liquids actually clogged the pipes and also disturb the nozzels and pump.

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    Default Weird wash fluid water issue.

    Same issue with Mehran, All nosels get jammed due to this Jel. Please suggest how to remove it from pipes and nobes?

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    i think dismantle the whole system and cleaning with hot water is the only solution. i am sure its going to be quite easy job in your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfansiddique View Post
    what do you mean by "proper wash fluid" i normally use tap water
    proper wash fluid = water + surfactant + alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irfansiddique View Post
    i heard using shampoo or washing liquids actually clogged the pipes and also disturb the nozzels and pump.
    washing soap foams up with water, the surfactant/soap required in this case is a kind that does not make suds/foam. It breaks down in heat and then clogs up holes specially if your tap water is hard.
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