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 Post subject: Stench from Windscreen Washer bottle water
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:09 pm 
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Just thought Id post this as its occurred to me recently & there are a few internet threads from other vehicle type owners with similar issues.

The problem I have has is an awful rotten egg sulphury small coming from the washer bottle water. Wash the windscreen and OMG nasty pong makes its way into the cabin. Lift the yellow fill cap & yep.... Mr stinky in there too.

So at this stage I've drained the offending water from the reservoir, squirted the front / rear & headlight washers for 5 or so minutes to clear the stench water from the plastic tubing as well. I haven't managed to pull the bottle out as yet (need to pull from inner guard & im not up for that yet)
Re filled with clean water, some dish drops & a Milton baby bottle sanitiser tab. Hopefully this will keep the stink away.

Some of the threads I read talk about temperatures etc & the water sitting around for periods of time at a yummy bacteria feeding 25 to 30 degrees (Legionnaire’s disease anyone??) hence the Milton tablet.

My other thought is perhaps the proximity of the water reservoir to the battery (which gives of sulphur dioxide gasses) is another possible cross contamination point??... Leave that to any member with a Bachelor of Science degree perhaps.

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 Post subject: Re: Stench from Windscreen Washer bottle water
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:36 pm 
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I'd be filling it with vinegar overnight and then give it a good rinse out after

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 Post subject: Re: Stench from Windscreen Washer bottle water
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Yeah. Ive seen this before. Infact ive seen some kindof mucous like snot growing in washer bottles that is so thick it clogs up the washer pump impellor.

Clean it out as best you can and refill with water.

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 Post subject: Re: Stench from Windscreen Washer bottle water
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:25 pm 
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Given mine the Milton baby bottle pills & no more pong.

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 Post subject: Re: Stench from Windscreen Washer bottle water
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:42 pm 
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Not sure how true it is but I was told that this can happen when you use a detergent in your washer bottle that is not specifically designed for washer bottles?


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