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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:28 am

What screen wash do you guys use? Mines about to run out so just seeing if anyone uses anything other than the BMW screen wash?

Have heard good things about the Halfords berry screen wash and the Autoglym ultimate, anyone use any of these?
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:48 am

D3-No.435 wrote:What screen wash do you guys use? Mines about to run out so just seeing if anyone uses anything other than the BMW screen wash?

Have heard good things about the and the Autoglym ultimate, anyone use any of these?
Halfords berry screen wash ... along with their others are OK.

I now use Triple QX from ECP via their regular discount offers.

Does your car have the Intensive Wash system, if so use the specific Intensive BMW fluid.
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jamesa wrote: Does your car have the Intensive Wash system, if so use the BMW fluid.
Is this to avoid gumming up issues?
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jamesa wrote: Does your car have the Intensive Wash system, if so use the BMW fluid.
Is this to avoid gumming up issues?
Not sure, I don`t recall reading that in the handbook ?

It is used `neat` and cleans extremely well, removes those `white` smears that accumulate from normal screen washing.

When I asked for it in the dealer, the `senior` parts gentleman could not recall selling any before ! I took several bottles at a greatly reduced price :) Car has gone but I still use it ... on glass / screens around the house :roll:
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Definitely use BMW screen wash. It stops the algae and dirt getting stuck inside the washer bottle as well as lubricating the system and preventing gumming up. No.36 has a severe case of stuck debris in the bottle and naturally from that the system. I need to now take the bottle out and put it in the dishwasher to get it clean, its that bad!
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Milton fluid is great for killing algae and other stuff that collects in the plastic tubes.
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Quote from the ... Intensive Windscreen Cleaner PN 83 12 0 410 744

" Special concentrate for the effective cleaning of very dirty windscreen and headlight lenses. Can withstand temperatures as low as -25`C. Only use undiluted "
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:29 pm

Definitely, only use BMW screenwash buy 12 at once then ask for a discount!
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sonax clear view and Einszett Clear View are both decent with my preference for the latter. they are both oe manufacturers for vag cars screenwash i understand.

i bought 2 x 20l drums of the latter from a german ebay seller and its still going strong after about 5 years across 2/3 cars
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. Think i'm gonna stick with the BMW screen wash :D
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+1 for BMW stuff.

Having used cheapy stuff in the past and witnessed congealed globules of antifreeze plop into the tank, which later blocked the filter id never go back.

I had to take the arch liner off to get the washer bottle out to drain and clean it.
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