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ricebike

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2012 12:21:35 AM

when it was early spring, maybe once a week!

since it's warmer now, i would dilute that blue fluid to 1/3 and the rest water...

so i can stretch that one gallon of fluid to 3 gallons of that 1:3 ratio of blue water: regular water to last the next 2 months :P
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 2:09:12 PM

Depends on usage. Usually every 3 or 4 months.
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 4:39:38 PM

When needed
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 3:54:33 PM

when it runs out
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 10:25:22 AM

Only when the light appears....on both vehicles.....great feature to have..
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Bushmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 10:21:20 AM

When it gets low, maybe once a month.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 9:12:25 AM

I can't recall the last time I refilled it.
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loranda
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 8:33:52 AM

Whenever I have the hood up.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:52:10 PM

As needed
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2014 10:42:47 AM

As needed
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 6:36:33 AM

When ever the light comes on......
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 10:23:04 PM

As needed.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:24:17 AM

As needed
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55Russ
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:11:56 AM

When I check under the hood
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 6:45:49 PM

When it needs it
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 5:30:02 PM

As Needed.
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Bushmaster
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 6:29:07 PM

check it once a week when checking everything else, fill it when needed
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 6:22:54 PM

When I think of it.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 6:13:34 PM

running low as needed
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 4:39:41 PM

when it runs out
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eB40
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 4:32:39 PM

Top off w/oil change.
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Somis1
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 10:02:25 AM

When it runs dry or if I think about it.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 9:53:43 AM

It get topped off when the oil is changed.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 7:29:03 AM

every 5000 miles
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 7:28:51 AM

Every oil change or when it needs it.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 7:26:34 AM

well, the local dollar store sells blue water now for the summer months... i may just dilute it to 1/2 :P
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Vin63
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 10:38:20 AM

When the fill light comes on.
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Rob655321
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 9:06:41 AM

I probably use almost a gallon a month, in the summer I just use plain water.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 9:05:30 AM

With oil change
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ricebike
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 9:03:33 AM

high pollen season

every 1.5 weeks it seems now
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 9:08:33 PM

As needed.
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 8:52:18 PM

Not often.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 9:41:39 AM

Monthly
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 6:29:24 AM

When needed.
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calypso93
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:24:29 AM

Top it off once a week. Yup, dilution time is here.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:43:53 PM

blech... the pollen...

i'm back to diluting the blue water!
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RamDRW
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 9:13:15 AM

I check it every season... and use season-appropriate fluid instead of the cheap "year-round" blue stuff.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 8:54:19 AM

when needed.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:10:31 AM

Mostly when I change the oil or whenever needed.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 1:50:43 AM

I wouldn't go diluting washer fluid now!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 2:31:20 PM

Frequently! And RAIN-X is awesome.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:46:08 PM

Over a year at a time. Don't need it when mother nature has the roads wet.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:25:50 PM

as needed.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 9:35:47 AM

Whenever it is low.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:06:55 PM

MONTHLY
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:57:34 PM

As needed.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:44:15 PM

Check only if high usage.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:34:57 AM

As needed.
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:07:08 AM

I check it whenever I'm under the hood. Have warning light
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:01:49 AM

When the warning light comes on.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 8:29:33 AM

when the light comes on.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 5:43:30 PM

reb4, funny you said that... there are winter blends and summer blends of washer fluid out there that does what i first posted

just add more ethanol or other alcohol into the tank to bring the freezing point lower
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