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Old 01-04-2016, 09:17 PM
BillGrissom BillGrissom is offline
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Same here. Sacramento County outlawed traditional windshield fluid so almost all is "+32 F", i.e. water + blue dye. The exception is I have seen motor home "winter fill" suspiciously close on the shelves, and it says something like "-30 F". I just fill my cars w/ 1 gal distilled water + 1 pint of rubbing alcohol from the dollar store. I like the wintergreen one since the green dye insures I didn't forget a pint. Not just the cost, but I worry that if the fluid freezes it could damage parts, and I doubt the County would reimburse you. Alcohol is a fairly natural substance, so not sure what the environmental concern is.
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