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    Do you think Mini/BMW actually make the screenwash to their own recipe? They just plonk their logo (and markup) on it.

    I'd avoid mixing two distinct types, but screenwash is screenwash. Never had a problem over many years


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    Im not sure what MINI actually use as screenwash but when I got a quote for a service they wanted an extra 30 to top up my screenwash.

    Needless to say, I went elsewhere.


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    Look here at the official BMW screenwash

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F273155024251

    Had a read of the reviews, they mention clogging up pipes etc

    I may just bite the bullet and go for the official stuff.. haha
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    I grudgingly spent 5 on 5 litres of prestone but 18!!!! Never!! I'd rather stop the car and wash the windscreen by hand.

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    I would begrudge paying that too. But the cost to repair a blockage makes it worthwhile I think
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    I've never used manufacturer screen wash on any of my cars, whether it's been Mercedes, VW or MINI. In 10+ years of MINI ownership this thread is the first I've heard of blocked systems due to "alternative brand" fluids.

    Then again, if it gives you peace of mind then it's a worthwhile expenditure.
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    Often use Halfords screenwash, have never used a car manufacturer branded screenwash over the 28 years Ive been driving


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    I just bought Demon screen wash for my works van as it claims to be good to -65 degrees if used neat and -20 when diluted. Was fed up having sqooshers frozen two weeks ago. As soon as the MCS bottle is empty, I will fill it up with Demon as well. I've never paid more than a fiver for screen wash. Must be an Aberdonian thing.
    Agree that it might not be good to mix different makes, but surely if your MINI is telling you the bottle is empty, a quick flush with water means the system is empty and safe to use whatever you like.

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    Yeah I'll probably run it down to empty and then flush it through with water and use some cheap unbranded stuff I've already got.

    The first service is due next month, so I'm going to tell them not to touch the washer fluid!
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    Bit late to the part but I just bought my mini in January there... first thing I done was dump the stuff mini had put in down to empty, then added the Halfords berry stuff

    I used that for the full 3 years I had my previous mini because it smells so much better! Never had any issues whatsoever


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