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Bmw windscreen wash

Post by Richo122 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:32 am

Hi,

Needing to purchase some bmw windscreen washer fluid but notice that the widely available concentrated stuff seems to be without antifreeze. Is this the recommended one to go for? Anyone had any issues in winter? Conscious of horror stories around blocked jets and non bmw products!

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Post by Octavius » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:32 pm

It's not available because we don't need it at this time of year. Once October comes it will be stocked at the dealer's again.
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Post by Richo122 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:57 pm

Blackbmw120d wrote:It's not available because we don't need it at this time of year. Once October comes it will be stocked at the dealer's again.
Fair enough. Cheers.
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Post by msej449 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:01 pm

I buy the 5 Litre Winter Concentrate, as it works out much more cost-effective than 5x 1L. However, it's worth it for me as we take the car down to the Alps in the winter and so need to fill the reservoir with a higher concentration than if we were just in the UK.

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The part number is on the lower photo ('83 12 ..'). You may find that your dealer isn't very familiar with this size and won't have it in stock, as they prefer to stock and sell the 1L bottles. There's also a 25L container as well, but this is really for workshops.They ordered the 5L for me the first time 'round (after a lot of staring at the parts pages and "I didn't know we did it in that size ...") and now stock it, as they have a number of customers like me for whom it's more convenient and cost-effective.
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by Richo122 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:42 pm

msej449 wrote:I buy the 5 Litre Winter Concentrate, as it works out much more cost-effective than 5x 1L. However, it's worth it for me as we take the car down to the Alps in the winter and so need to fill the reservoir with a higher concentration than if we were just in the UK.

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The part number is on the lower photo ('83 12 ..'). You may find that your dealer isn't very familiar with this size and won't have it in stock, as they prefer to stock and sell the 1L bottles. There's also a 25L container as well, but this is really for workshops.They ordered the 5L for me the first time 'round (after a lot of staring at the parts pages and "I didn't know we did it in that size ...") and now stock it, as they have a number of customers like me for whom it's more convenient and cost-effective.
That's a good shout, cheers. Will make enquiries.
I have read that the vag screenwash is the same as bmw stuff so potentially another option.
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by robsaboy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:29 pm

I use the German Normfest stuff from Euro Car Parts. Seems same as the BMW - alcohol, blue, -70 neat and German :)

There like DFS, always have a sale on - discount code.

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-a ... &0&cc5_701
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by Biccus1 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:46 pm

I have also used the Normfest one in my old VW didn't smell rotten like some i have used before ...
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by Octavius » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:16 pm

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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by Octavius » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:40 pm

And just purchased 12 cans of Carplan de icer off fleabay for less than £14 delivered. As soon as the temps drop it trebles in price so get stocked up now chaps while it's cheap.
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by goneawol » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:04 pm

For info..

The part number for the BMW screen wash listed above has been superseded. The New part number is - 83 12 2 409 032
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by rjwojcik » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:50 pm

Octavius wrote:
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I'm going for this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/LITRES-QUANTUM ... B014VAI3CQ
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Re: Bmw windscreen wash

Post by shaqs77 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:54 am

I like the vw stuff and me having a trade account and get it at a decent price too. it does dilute down loads so lasts quite long.
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