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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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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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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 6:36:33 AM

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

As needed.
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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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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 9:53:43 AM

It get topped off when the oil is changed.
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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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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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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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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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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 2:22:31 PM

WHEN IT NEEDS IT.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:51:15 AM

When the light comes on.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 10:20:34 AM

Whenever I get a warning light that the washer fluid is low.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 10:04:51 AM

actually don't normally check / use it... Two cars have very deep large tank for what we use it... Need to change wiper blades so during this last week (up to 20 inches of snow) and lots of commuting put a gallon and half in both cars (filled up my car and pretty much filled 2nd car not used as much).

Warning on practicing what ricebike suggests... if you don't use your windshield fluit much, it can cause issues when temps get down sub freezing... I did what was suggested and though I had topped off the fluid with full strength, it still caused issues... for the money saved it really isn't worth it... in my opinion..

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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 8:34:27 AM

with all the road salt my state is using, i'm using it up every two weeks right now
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:43:11 PM

Check/refill each time I change the oil ... about 4 times a year
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