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Nasty Smell After Windscreen Wash

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Hi

After cleaning the windscreen with washer jets there is a god awful rotten egg smell in the cabin. Can I just run the fluid level down and put in some cleaner or could it be more sinister and linked to air on fungus?

Thanks

Craig

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Thanks for the reply. Do just run through what's in and top up with new or is there a flush procedure?

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Is that the one in the passenger footwell? Looking at other posts I may have to be a contortionist.

Thanks for the hint.

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Halfords advanced screen wash is good and has a low freezing point, I've got the berry stuff in mine atm...smells like squash though so probably best not to leave the bottle near any kids... :lol:

I have only ever had the cheap stuff from poundland go off so use decent stuff now, though with headlight washers I tend to go through it quite quick in the Focus!

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Bitrex is a very bitter chemical they add to make things un drinkable .Else everyone would be drinking screenwash as some contain IPA ( iso propyl alcohol )

Sounds like you speak from experience haha! :lol:

Unfortunately I'm an avid nail biter and have had a few run ins with hand sanitisers containing bitrex.

Not to mention standing outside the drivers door and spraying the washers... :rolleyes:

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Bitrex is a very bitter chemical they add to make things un drinkable .Else everyone would be drinking screenwash as some contain IPA ( iso propyl alcohol )

Just bought 99.9% IPA to mix up some panel wipe... May give it a lick..

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Flush it through with citrus cleaner (all purpose cleaner).

I use Sonax APPLE screenwash mixed with dionised water. I also have Kleen freaks glass cleaner & sealant mixed in there.

The smell is fantastic & the cleaning power is amazing!

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