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July 09, 2018, 07:42:36 AM

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Windscreen Washer Tank Clean - Quick Tip
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:42:36 AM »
Eh UP all,

Yesterday went to finally sort out my windscreen washer tank, it was pretty caked in mold on the inside and i knew there was likely to be sludge in the bottom as well.

Used the forum to figure out how to remove and came out in no time.

Emptied the tank and sure enough jelly sludge in the bottom, after a good initial rinse and dissolved dishwasher tablet in and shake about there was still mold in and i had read about the difficulties of cleaning the inside. Tried all sorts i had laying in the garage from wheel brushes to toothbrushes to no avail.

Finally did the following;-

1. Old car sponge ( or new if your not bothered about £1.00 and spoiling a new one....i'm a Yorkshire-man so no way ......)
2. Old fashioned all wire coat hanger
3. Duck tape or similar
4. Cut of a suitable sized chunk of sponge so it fits through the mouth of the washer tank
5. Cut of a good 18 inch of wire coat hanger
6. Pierce end of coat hanger into centre of square sponge and tape securely to the hanger
7. Hey presto.......of you go.... bend to shape and it gets into all the places and you can wipe of all the mold

Cleaned the tank out a treat and also flushed the hoses out for good measure, all back together and no leaks and no mold.

Hope the above helps someone else.

Cheers all.



 



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July 09, 2018, 07:45:00 AM
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Re: Windscreen Washer Tank Clean - Quick Tip
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:45:00 AM »
Hi

Well done and as you say a useful tip for others also trying to clean the washer bottle out.

Graeme
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July 09, 2018, 01:03:11 PM
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Re: Windscreen Washer Tank Clean - Quick Tip
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 01:03:11 PM »
I got a good result by putting a few handfulls of pea gravel & some washing up liquid + water.... shake it up for a few minutes & all clean.