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how do you fill washer fluid with no spills

tinpandave

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Mar 1, 2015
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OCALA FL
Just had to fill the washer fluid on my MS, its not in a good location for a jug of fluid to pour so I got some clear tubing and syphon it in with no spills.
Has anyone come up with a better way?
 

LMB

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Mar 9, 2013
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South Shore Boston
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Yeah funnel, but even with a funnel it's awkward and you have to pour slowly unless it's quiet enough to hear splashing getting near the top of the filler pipe. I'm thinking of 3D printing a funnel with an integral "bobber" to let me know when the level is almost full. Not sure if the alcohol in the washer fluid will dissolve ABS plastic though.
 
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DJ Frustration

Former Model X Sig, Model S, Model 3, Model Y
Jun 19, 2012
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Miami, Florida
Just had to fill the washer fluid on my MS, its not in a good location for a jug of fluid to pour so I got some clear tubing and syphon it in with no spills.
Has anyone come up with a better way?

How do you fill washer fluid with no spills? Carefully. That's how ;) Sorry I couldn't resist. In reality, I use a pitcher of filtered water from the house. That way no hard water stains from hose water.
 

timtampa

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Oct 20, 2014
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United States
Use magical wizard powers, or a flexible cup.

You may want to try pouring some into a large, flexible cup and then pouring it in that way. You can get them free if you get a large drink from a fast food place, or just use a paper cup carefully. It should go without saying to wash it out thoroughly first ;).


Just had to fill the washer fluid on my MS, its not in a good location for a jug of fluid to pour so I got some clear tubing and syphon it in with no spills.
Has anyone come up with a better way?
 

Theshadows

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Apr 20, 2013
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306
PA
I fill it all the time with the gallon jug and nothing else. I don't worry about the table spoon or so that spills when I start the pour. It runs down along the fill spout and is contained by the plastic trim. If I do spill a bit I wipe it up with a towel. Alternately you could put a towel around the neck to catch the dribbles.

I make sure I top ours off before going in for service. I only use rain-X washer fluid and don't like the stuff the service center puts in.

As for how often does it need filled, in the north east I can easily go through a gallon each month in the winter depending on road conditions. I have used a gallon before in one day driving hundreds of miles in the right kind of slop.
 

FloridaGary

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Sep 27, 2015
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Orlando, FL.
I have not received delivery of my S, but I have seen the location of the reservoir. Since I only use Distilled water, a few drips will not be an issue. Until I saw this thread, it looked like I could just pour directly from the gallon bottle.
 

TEUNTSLA

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Oct 16, 2015
158
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Airdrie, AB
I find it helps to turn the bottle over 1/4 of the way, so the for us canadians with the rectangular bottles, the label faces the ground. rather than to the side, results in less schlopping around and a smoother pour, no funnel needed.
 

gimmi80

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Mar 30, 2015
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Pittsford, NY
I take 4-5 pieces of paper from the recycle and I fold them in a cone creating a paper funnel.
funnel.jpg
 

3s-a-charm

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Jul 18, 2014
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Calgary, Canada
I have not received delivery of my S, but I have seen the location of the reservoir. Since I only use Distilled water, a few drips will not be an issue. Until I saw this thread, it looked like I could just pour directly from the gallon bottle.
LOL to the thought of putting distilled water in my windshield washer reservoir (here in Canada) - it would be useless for the next 6-7 months! :)

I've just "gone for it" when pouring in but always spill so I then use a rag to clean up. Kind of silly that the ONE AND ONLY fluid we need to access is located in such an awkward spot.
 

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