screenwash recommendations for 987.2 Boxster?

screenwash recommendations for 987.2 Boxster?

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daveknott5

Original Poster:

695 posts

188 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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With the roads now getting grim with salt and standing water, and in anticipation of needing to top up my Boxster with screenwash, I wondered if any PH'ers have any recommendations beyond Porsche's own brand?

clubsportguy

206 posts

101 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Try Halfords screen wash it comes in different smells like apple/Lemon. It not the one that is the already mixed. It has never frozen when I have used it !!

stevewak

435 posts

99 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Anything original equipment and GERMAN: Audi, VW, Merc, BMW etc. IMO the Halfords stuff is horrid and false economy.

Carl_Docklands

8,237 posts

231 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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daveknott5 said:
With the roads now getting grim with salt and standing water, and in anticipation of needing to top up my Boxster with screenwash, I wondered if any PH'ers have any recommendations beyond Porsche's own brand?
This is the OEM brand:

http://www.frost.co.uk/dr-ok-wack-screenwash.html

stevod

437 posts

109 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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IIRC someone posted this time last year that there's a winter-specific one from VW (or Porsche, but I think it was VW) which is particularly good. I've never been organised enough to get any though.

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Slickhillsy

1,771 posts

112 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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daveknott5 said:
With the roads now getting grim with salt and standing water, and in anticipation of needing to top up my Boxster with screenwash, I wondered if any PH'ers have any recommendations beyond Porsche's own brand?
Seriously................ It's post's like this that threaten to make Porsche (owners) dull as pi$$y dishwater. Are you seriously asking about other brand screen wash???
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gsewell

627 posts

252 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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For a slightly more serious answer, the OPC Porsche Screenwash is very effective but contains nothing to prevent it freezing. So I tend to dilute the working solution with 1 part in 4 100% iso-propanol.

This does an excellent job of clearing the screen without blocking the nozzles.

BTW, I have several friends who mixed screenwash types and the combinations that resulted actually turned to a jelly like substance that needed the whole system to be dismantled as the pipes blocked. So, if you want to change type of screenwash, empty the existing stuff out first.

Martian O

2,734 posts

131 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Slow day at the office OP? biglaugh

DT398

1,665 posts

117 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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You need to be really careful here. Using non OEM screenwash will invalidate the warranty.

Happy Shopper

19 posts

105 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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DT398 said:
You need to be really careful here. Using non OEM screenwash will invalidate the warranty.
This happened to me! I used non-OEM stuff that was too thin, causing the pump to over rev. laugh

stevod

437 posts

109 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Happy Shopper said:
This happened to me! I used non-OEM stuff that was too thin, causing the pump to over rev. laugh
Were the over-revs shown in the DME readout?

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Slickhillsy

1,771 posts

112 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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anonymous said:
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Residuals will be fine it's long as he doesn't use it!

Zyp

12,825 posts

158 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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My screen wash has deviated stitching.

mrdemon

21,146 posts

234 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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I use Audi wash it's the best :-)

rob.kellock

2,163 posts

161 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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LOLz

Mine is special light weight screen wash.

rob.kellock

2,163 posts

161 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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LOLz

Mine is special light weight screen wash.

mollytherocker

14,348 posts

178 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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I may start cutting myself.

Moog72

1,588 posts

146 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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mrdemon said:
I use Audi wash it's the best :-)
Maybe, but surely the handling isn't direct enough is it meaning you just end up spilling it down the side of the car? smile

Trev450

6,066 posts

141 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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mrdemon said:
I use Audi wash it's the best :-)
Bit too GT in its design - doesn't come out fast enough!

Carl_Docklands

8,237 posts

231 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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Hmm,

After some further internet trawling, it appears that as well as the DR.OK.WAK screenwash for non-winter use, the approved anti-freeze product is this one:

SONAX NanoPro Xtreme 02325050 Anti-Freeze and Anti-Mist Concentrate 5 L

And it is £25-30 a pop on Amazon.

(offers a selection of knives to Molly).