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Best Windshield Washer fluid for cold weather

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Cessnaman, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:35 AM
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    Cessnaman

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    What’s the best winter weather washer fluid for my Tacoma?
     
  2. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    tonered

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  3. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:43 AM
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    Depending on temps I use the purple and orange rainx fluid/deicer. We get some cold temps in wisconsin. One goes to -40 just because I think of windchill. Usually we don´t drop below zero for long.
     
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  4. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    Lawfarin

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    ^ Same

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  5. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    The winter kind
     
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  6. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:48 AM
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    Speedfreak

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  7. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:48 AM
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    I use rain-x. I also treat the windshield with it... I hate driving in the rain with out it
     
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  8. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:48 AM
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  9. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    5nahalf

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    If you can light it on fire and the flames are invisible, then its the good stuff.

    But as others have said, get something with a -30 rating.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    Careful with this stuff. I found out the hard way that ( whatever I used ) in my wife's Subaru messed
    up the sensor ( duh ) that tells you when you need to add fluid. Now the light is on all the time. I really
    don't need no stupid sensor to tell me there is no juice in it when I try to utilize it and none comes out...
    but these engineer types they have to put sensors in everything.

    Dealer wants $150 diagnosis fee to tell me the sensor is bad ( duh )...
    And they want $600 to fix it ... ( as if ) ...

    I'd just yank the thing but you have to pull the $()#*$**$*$@!* front bumper off to get to it...

    The HUMANITY...

    So... I don't know if Tacoma's have such sensors, but if they do - I'd buy the stuff from Toyota and keep the receipt.
     
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  11. Nov 2, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    We dont have sensors in the tacoma for the US market, Canada got the sensor though.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    Like a lot of things, I guess what you use depends on where you live. It definitely gets cold here in Atlanta, but rarely "bite-ass" cold and it does not stay cold for very long. Standard winter grade wiper fluid works fine here in the deep south.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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    I predicted this thread last week, wow…

    I’m in the wrong business.

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  14. Nov 2, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    LOL, yes you did!

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  16. Nov 2, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    I've been using the cheapest winter formulas with the RainX booster in all of our cars, including our Forester with the sensor. No issues in 7yrs and 70k. Just one data point though.


    Now, the intake VVT sensors fragging due to oil contamination loading, that's a whole 'nother story.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    Da!
     
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    Why do you think us Canadians always have a double-double in their hands.. eh?
     
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