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How did Serek do it?
« on: 09 January 2018, 16:12:44 »

When Saint Serek replaced my wishbones, etc, the other week, as part of his attention to detail he checked my screenwashers - no wetness!
Ugh, I thought, I've not long cleaned the filter and cleaned the reservoir, so it should work.
Hearing this, Serek opened the feed connector halfway along the body edge, nearside, and blew down the tube section which led to the reservoir/pump.
Water issued forth from the reservoir filler cap, an d normal operation was restored.
I have two motives for sharing this: firstly, I may not be the only one who didn't know this trick and secondly, it has stopped washing the screen again.
I tried to repeat what Serek did, but after trying several different ploys, I simply could not separate that join.
How did Serek do it?  ??? :-[

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #1 on: 09 January 2018, 16:28:43 »

Not a great solution, it just blows the crud off the filter back into the tank.....it can then block the filter again.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #2 on: 09 January 2018, 17:02:43 »

I sort-of guessed that, but I had given it a thorough clean and used good, constipated screenwash too, so it should not have clogged up so soon!

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #3 on: 09 January 2018, 17:40:02 »

When Saint Serek replaced my wishbones, etc, the other week, as part of his attention to detail he checked my screenwashers - no wetness!
Ugh, I thought, I've not long cleaned the filter and cleaned the reservoir, so it should work.
Hearing this, Serek opened the feed connector halfway along the body edge, nearside, and blew down the tube section which led to the reservoir/pump.
Water issued forth from the reservoir filler cap, an d normal operation was restored.
I have two motives for sharing this: firstly, I may not be the only one who didn't know this trick and secondly, it has stopped washing the screen again.
I tried to repeat what Serek did, but after trying several different ploys, I simply could not separate that join.
How did Serek do it?  ??? :-[

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Those hose joints are very hard to separate in cold weather. A brief warming with a hot air blower should soften things.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #4 on: 09 January 2018, 18:00:22 »

Thanks Terry, I'll try that. It was cold in his workshop when Serek did it too - but then, he is incredibly strong, as I confirm every time I shake hands with him!

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #5 on: 09 January 2018, 19:03:41 »

..... A brief warming with a hot air blower should soften things.

A kettle of hot water does the trick too.  :y
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #6 on: 09 January 2018, 22:27:12 »

Out of interest, what screenwash have you used, as decent ones should prevent this?
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #7 on: 09 January 2018, 22:46:08 »

Um, ECP's finest.... :-[

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #8 on: 11 January 2018, 17:11:25 »

Um, ECP's finest.... :-[

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I've come to the conclusion that the Triple QX shite they sell for about £2 per bottle is little more than blue tinged water, based on my recent experiences of it.

Shame, as I bought a shed load, most of which will be binned.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #9 on: 11 January 2018, 20:24:11 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #10 on: 11 January 2018, 22:02:19 »

Use it neat ;)
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #11 on: 11 January 2018, 22:05:00 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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I have 20 litres of it, Ron, it seems ok to me. I certainly wonít be throwing it away.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #12 on: 12 January 2018, 16:51:56 »

Use it neat ;)
I do....

....and its still little better than water.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #13 on: 12 January 2018, 16:53:10 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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You're lucky you only bought 10l of the shite. I was an idiot and bought a load  :-[


I'm guessing this can't go down the drain, so how do I get rid?
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #14 on: 12 January 2018, 17:22:49 »


You're lucky you only bought 10l of the shite. I was an idiot and bought a load  :-[


I'm guessing this can't go down the drain, so how do I get rid?

Given that we spray it around and all over the place from our cars, screenwash must be an environmentally friendly product!  ::)

How to get rid?  ???  Box it up and send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you.  :y

All of my cars have a built in screenwash disposal unit!  :)
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #15 on: 12 January 2018, 17:33:43 »

Yep, me too, when it was on special - I have 10 litres, hence my use of it!
You would advise that I dump it, then?

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You're lucky you only bought 10l of the shite. I was an idiot and bought a load  :-[


I'm guessing this can't go down the drain, so how do I get rid?

Down the toilet, give your morning doings an automotive scent...
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #16 on: 12 January 2018, 18:47:14 »

Tip it in neat, or give it to me.  ;D
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #17 on: 12 January 2018, 19:26:15 »


I'm guessing this can't go down the drain, so how do I get rid?

Use it to flush your plumbing. :y
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #18 on: 12 January 2018, 19:59:14 »

I use halfords, about £2.50 with trade card.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #19 on: 13 January 2018, 09:46:51 »

I use halfords, about £2.50 with trade card.
I use the yellow stuff (-20c maybe?) from Halfords normally, I think its now just over £3.  Normally in winter mixed 50:50, unless its looking to be proper cold like a few years back.

The Triple QX shite, despite being labelled as concentrated, I think is premixed.  No clues on label, just how to mix based on season, rather than what sort of temps each mix will give you...   ...and they seemed to be a strong ratio to me, hence just using neat.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #20 on: 13 January 2018, 09:50:26 »

Bugger me, its gone up to £5.63 :o

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/screenwash-de-icer/halfords--20-concentrated-screenwash-5l-citrus

Need to see what Costco are offering (often the Holts stuff, which I don't rate too highly, seem to get white chalky smears with it...  ...though am in med/hard water area)
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #21 on: 13 January 2018, 14:17:20 »

Bugger me, its gone up to £5.63 :o

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/screenwash-de-icer/halfords--20-concentrated-screenwash-5l-citrus

Need to see what Costco are offering (often the Holts stuff, which I don't rate too highly, seem to get white chalky smears with it...  ...though am in med/hard water area)
   

Just mix it to 50%, still works well, in the arctic conditions we get here in Blighty.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #22 on: 13 January 2018, 16:08:16 »

Bugger me, its gone up to £5.63 :o

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/screenwash-de-icer/halfords--20-concentrated-screenwash-5l-citrus

Need to see what Costco are offering (often the Holts stuff, which I don't rate too highly, seem to get white chalky smears with it...  ...though am in med/hard water area)
   

Just mix it to 50%, still works well, in the arctic conditions we get here in Blighty.
Yeah, I do rate it as reasonable good :y, shame its got ridiculously expensive :(
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #23 on: 13 January 2018, 17:33:00 »

Iíll be using toolstation own brand for a while

As it was free  ;D
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #24 on: 13 January 2018, 17:37:31 »

Bugger me, its gone up to £5.63 :o

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/screenwash-de-icer/halfords--20-concentrated-screenwash-5l-citrus

Need to see what Costco are offering (often the Holts stuff, which I don't rate too highly, seem to get white chalky smears with it...  ...though am in med/hard water area)
   

Just mix it to 50%, still works well, in the arctic conditions we get here in Blighty.

I use Halfords Blackcurrant and mix it roughly 25% screenwash / 75% water, so I end up with about 20 ltrs of screen wash which lasts for ages.  Not had a problem yet!  :y
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #25 on: 13 January 2018, 18:08:21 »

I must be lucky then, coz when I take the Mondeo in for a service, the garage tops up the screenwash, which lasts until the next service, no idea what they use, but it works ok  :)
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« Reply #26 on: 13 January 2018, 19:39:13 »

I must be lucky then, coz when I take the Mondeo in for a service, the garage tops up the screenwash, which lasts until the next service, no idea what they use, but it works ok  :)


Not lucky, just not making mountains out of molehills. There's nothing complicated about choosing using screenwash.
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« Reply #27 on: 13 January 2018, 19:45:13 »

I must be lucky then, coz when I take the Mondeo in for a service, the garage tops up the screenwash, which lasts until the next service, no idea what they use, but it works ok  :)


Not lucky, just not making mountains out of molehills. There's nothing complicated about choosing using screenwash.
So, I take your advice, and buy a load of "whatever is available and cheap" concentrate, use it neat, and as soon as we get (just about) sub zero temps, it freezes.

And another member using the same has had his filter block again.

Clearly, screenwashes vary from quite good to utter shite.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #28 on: 13 January 2018, 19:55:57 »

I must be lucky then, coz when I take the Mondeo in for a service, the garage tops up the screenwash, which lasts until the next service, no idea what they use, but it works ok  :)


Not lucky, just not making mountains out of molehills. There's nothing complicated about choosing using screenwash.
So, I take your advice, and buy a load of "whatever is available and cheap" concentrate, use it neat, and as soon as we get (just about) sub zero temps, it freezes.

And another member using the same has had his filter block again.

Clearly, screenwashes vary from quite good to utter shite.
Itís fickin water, with a bit of soap and antifreeze in it.  :P
Oh....and apple perfume in mine. Nice  ;D
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #29 on: 13 January 2018, 20:04:06 »

I must be lucky then, coz when I take the Mondeo in for a service, the garage tops up the screenwash, which lasts until the next service, no idea what they use, but it works ok  :)


Not lucky, just not making mountains out of molehills. There's nothing complicated about choosing using screenwash.
So, I take your advice, and buy a load of "whatever is available and cheap" concentrate, use it neat, and as soon as we get (just about) sub zero temps, it freezes.

And another member using the same has had his filter block again.

Clearly, screenwashes vary from quite good to utter shite.
Itís fickin water, with a bit of soap and antifreeze in it.  :P
Oh....and apple perfume in mine. Nice  ;D
I think in the cash of that shite I bought a load of its water with a small amount of dye in it to make it look like screenwash ;D

No cleaning agent, and clearly no antifreeze agent.  And if it allows that white slime to grow, no antibacterial agent in it either.
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Re: How did Serek do it?
« Reply #30 on: 13 January 2018, 22:58:35 »

Have you tried the sort that is diluted 1:100? I wouldn't call something that's mixed 1:1 concentrated, whatever it says on the label.
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« Reply #31 on: 13 January 2018, 23:28:05 »

I buy the GM Opticlean 5L on trade and dilute it a little bit more than the label suggests - get about 6 x 5L cans. Never had it freeze yet and works well.

Trouble is you use so much with headlight washers this time of year.
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« Reply #32 on: 15 January 2018, 19:35:03 »

Have you tried the sort that is diluted 1:100? I wouldn't call something that's mixed 1:1 concentrated, whatever it says on the label.
It was claimed to be concentrated, but think its pre mix at around 1:10000

Its shite.
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