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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:56 am

June wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:26 pm
BEJinFbk wrote:
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Gonna be tough...
Washer fluid tank is
buried way down there.
Maybe a vac syringe
with a really long hose?
Just let the system continue to spray until out, then refill with winter fluid. Then run again until winter fluid sprays to flush lines. just did it a few days ago in my S80. June
What’s winter fluid in JAX , June? Protected to 55F?

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P80 great picture of windshield washer reservoir in fender

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:59 am

BEJinFbk wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:48 pm
FYI - Here's what you're woking with:

n3U%OGLbQS2Q+mhGYeyBeg_thumb_213b.jpg

Hope that helps!


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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by viper69 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:14 am

BEJinFbk wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:48 pm
FYI - Here's what you're woking with:

n3U%OGLbQS2Q+mhGYeyBeg_thumb_213b.jpg

Hope that helps!
Thanks. I should have mentioned I’ve seen the bizarre placement of the tank as the original one cracked a few yrs ago.


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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by viper69 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 am

Rattnalle wrote:
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Add concentrate to get it to a decent freezing point quicker without having to empty it.
Not sure what you meant by this.... concentrate of what?


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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:27 am

viper69 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 am
Rattnalle wrote:
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Add concentrate to get it to a decent freezing point quicker without having to empty it.
Not sure what you meant by this.... concentrate of what?
Wiper fluid.

At least over here they usually sell in -18 C ready to use or concentrate that does -30 C in a 1:1 water mix. Adding just a liter or so of that is enough to get the whole tank down to -10 C or so at least. That usually does it for the first few weeks of freezing nights and such.
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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by viper69 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:33 am

Rattnalle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:27 am
viper69 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 am
Rattnalle wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Add concentrate to get it to a decent freezing point quicker without having to empty it.
Not sure what you meant by this.... concentrate of what?
Wiper fluid.

At least over here they usually sell in -18 C ready to use or concentrate that does -30 C in a 1:1 water mix. Adding just a liter or so of that is enough to get the whole tank down to -10 C or so at least. That usually does it for the first few weeks of freezing nights and such.
Didn’t know that, I’ll take a look!


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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by oragex » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:05 pm

Or this
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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by viper69 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:16 pm

oragex wrote:
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Or this
Not sure if I can get that in USA


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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by oragex » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:28 pm

The 'coldest' one seems to be a Rain-x on Walmart USA. There may some marketing opportunities for Alaska perhaps :)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rain-x-30f-D ... /187143633
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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by viper69 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:46 pm

oragex wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:28 pm
The 'coldest' one seems to be a Rain-x on Walmart USA. There may some marketing opportunities for Alaska perhaps :)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rain-x-30f-D ... /187143633

Agreed, I just found the purple one from them a minute ago. They make 2 orange variants rated about -25, one with a de-ICER, and One without I think.


But up in Canada RainX did sell a -40 version at one point via WalMart.


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