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I have heard all the crap they put in fluid nowadays is what makes the wiper go bad faster. True or False!
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I love the OEM fluid and will be buying more. I offroad in dusty conditions so about every 5 minutes I give it just the tiniest tap on the spray and bam, clean windshield. Ran dry after two months and replaced with regular washer fluid. Works horribly. Just turns the dust to mud. It clears, but nothing like the OEM stuff and it takes much more fluid to do it.
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I noticed the smell. That OEM washer fluid did work well. I wonder where you can buy more here in the States?

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False. Buy a good set of wipers and they will last a long time. My set is 3 years old and just now need to be changed. I like the Bosch Icon blades.
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LOl...I noticed it too, but liked it LOL...
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I notice this as well. The theory about higher-alcohol fluid being the Euro spec makes sense, since I did not notice the same smell in my wife's Mexico-built Fiat 500. Although it's possible the relative position of the vent intakes has an effect as well.

+1 on the fluid being very effective.


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It's an evil plot by the organization Spectre.

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In Europe the refill fluid used is Petronas Tutela Professional SC 35 (that meets Fiat 9.55522 contractual technical reference nr. F201.D02 and CTR Iveco 18-1802 contractual technical reference nr I005.B00).
There are a ready to usect and another concentrated.

In safety data sheet some of the mixture components are declared (section 3).

Here the links to the safety datasheets
SC 35 concentrated http://testfl.onion.it/commonfile/en...2_ssic_ENG.pdf
SC 35 ready to use http://testfl.onion.it/commonfile/en...3_ssic_ENG.pdf

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I have heard all the crap they put in fluid nowadays is what makes the wiper go bad faster. True or False!
I've read that before too, specifically the stronger stuff that are better at dissolving bug splatters. Makes sense to me. Stronger detergents are likely to be more chemically caustic to the rubber blades. Regardless, the blades need to be replaced annually anyway. They will go bad just from UV damage and heat from the sun.

Change the blades every fall or just prior to rain season, then you'll have best wiper performance when you need it the most.

Silicone blades supposedly last longer, but I don't think they last long enough to justify the extra cost.

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Periodic application of Rainx or similar product helps a lot.

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