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bio website drowtales.com
location Latvia
age 29
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seen Nov 6 '12 at 14:28

Just your average everyday programmer.


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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
Well, that's what I figure too - they can't ALL be bad. But then - why have none of them worked? Well, will see if sticking to the same brand helps. It's not very cold yet (only about -4C) so I haven't had any problems yet.
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
If it's -30F (-34C), I'll stay home. :P But if I can get it to not freeze down to 0F, I'll be impressed nonetheless. Checked out those recipes, they still rely on alcohol. Looks like that's as far as I'll get...
Jan
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
Hmm, the icing on the window has also been a permanent problem. Do you mean that a quality liquid doesn't do that? O_O
Jan
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
Could it make a difference that it's a different brand every time? It's something I'm going to test out now - sticking to the same brand all winter long. My theory is that maybe they each use a different antifreeze, and the mix creates problems (I don't believe that the reservoir can be 100% emptied without surgical invasion).
Jan
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
I'm pretty certain I pour stuff from bottles that have labels in the -15C to -20C range. And I always empty the reservoir before refilling, especially when transitioning from summer to winter liquid (meaning that I wait until pressing the switch leaves my window dry). The cap isn't particularly tight, though it's not exactly loose either. Just not hermetic. But I find it hard to believe that there could be a fast enough evaporation to make a difference.
Jan
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
Doesn't seem to be available in my country (Latvia). :(
Jan
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
How do I check those things, and if they were clogged, wouldn't I have problems all year round?
Jan
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comment How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?
I tend agree with it too, though it is peculiar that from half a dozen brands none were any better. Can there be some permanent residue from old liquids? Also - I realize that it will not be cost-efficient, but better that than no liquid at all.
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accepted What do these wheel markings mean?
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comment What do these wheel markings mean?
Oh, but they aren't original Volvo disks. Judging by the pictures I'd say it's a safe guess that they were made by Autec.
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comment What do these wheel markings mean?
My own Volvo S60, year 2004 edition. However I'm not sure if I shouldn't delete the question now, since I already sold them. :P But perhaps the explanation might be of use to someone else. That is, if there is something to explain at all, and all these characters aren't manufacturer-specific.