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Washer Fluid Heater?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by swendling12, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    YotaMark

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    IMHO the fluid in the bottle doesn't freeze (unless its water) and the sell "good fluid" BUT even if you heated it ....... what freezes is in the lines and nozzles.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    I use the top of the line winter washer fluid offered around here, generally -30* rated. But fluid that is already below freezing doesn't do much on frost or freezing rain. I'm always cutting my mornings close so it would be nice to have a clear windshield after 20 seconds of waiting rather than the p.i.t.a.scraping the windshield on my lifted truck.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    And yes, I'm lazy.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    20 seconds ???
    I wouldn't think of moving my truck untill it was running for a few minutes, give everything a chance to warm up ? Especially in the winter!!
     
  5. Oct 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    There's arguments both ways about warming up, if its super cold yeah. I'll let it warm up and defrost, at the cost of some fuel. But if it's just frosty? Nah, with synthetic oil and modern engines it shouldn't matter if I don't let it come to operating temp anyways.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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