Anyone had stuff *grow* in the fluid, especially if it's a bit old? I
was topping the car up the other day and saw a couple of lumps of what
looks like fungus stuff disappear down the nozzle into the washer
bottle before I could stop it.
I threw the rest out and bought some new, but now it's a worry that
it'll clog up the washer nozzles or block the pipework.
"People don't buy Microsoft for quality, they buy it for compatibility
with what Bob in accounting bought last year. Trace it back - they buy
Was it the "ready-to-use" rubbish where you pay extra for more water?
I wouldn't expect anything to grow in the concentrated stuff but in an
aqueous dilution then I expect there are plenty of things that can
metabolise low molecular weight alcohols and esters. MUch like vinegar
works and the stuff that accumulates at the bottom of such bottles.
You could have filtered it through a kitchen towel in a funnel to get
rid of any solids.
Years ago I got hold of concentrated detergent, aka washing up liquid.
This grew a fungus type in the can. When the can had small leaks they
also formed around them. dis not seem to affect the efficacy of the
Yes, repeatedly, but the slime grew in the washer reservoir itself, evil black
stuff in golf ball sized lumps. Washing out with a hosepipe wasn't sufficient,
neither was hot water and detergent using a bottle brush. Dumping the
reservoir in a bucket of bleach for a a few days finally did the trick.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.