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View Poll Results: Do you use the Windshield Washer Fluid?
Yes 18 58.06%
Not really 13 41.94%
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:44 AM   #1
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How many of you vert owners use your Windshield Washer fluid?

I am looking to do a Cold Air Intake, and most if not all of them house around the Washer tank. I was looking at relocating the tank, but there was a a couple of suggestions to remove the tank totally. Here is my question to other 'vert owners. After thinking about how many times I do not use the fluid, does anyone really use it? I only drive my car in the summer, so I am not concerned about use of it during bad weather. If you vote yes, let me know if you drive your 'vert during winter months in the snow.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:35 AM   #2
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I have never used mine cause I only drive it on nice days,but I wouldn't remove it cause there will be that one time when you will need it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:46 AM   #3
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:49 AM   #4
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I don't drive mine in the winter very much AT ALL and only on nice days with the top down in summer.
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:01 PM   #5
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Mine has never seen adverse weather in 4 years. No need for it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:17 PM   #6
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I have never used mine. I only drive my Camaro in the summer and have never had the need to use it yet. But I would hate to not have it on the off chance that I may just need it.
That said, I do have the CAI cold air intake. I ordered it from Apex along with the washer fluid relocate and their air scoop. I am very happy with all 3 items, and would definitely do the relocate again, rather than remove it completely.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:18 PM   #7
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I relocated mine and and put half the factory fluid in the new tank and the other half in the express van. Never use it
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:49 PM   #8
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I have had to use it. I changed tires and run mine year around. Yes mine will get dirty and now and then hit some bugs or collect dust and ill use the wiper fluid. Either that or you can carry a can of glass cleaner and rag with you just in case.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:49 PM   #9
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I've never used mine. I don't take the car out if it even looks like rain.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:44 PM   #10
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I would get the small RotoFab bottle just for those times you need it. Here is pic of mine with the famous Dick Guldstrand signing my car.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:56 PM   #11
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if top is down I don't use it but if I'm caught out during some long distance driving I have used it from bad road conditions on the interstate and getting that crap spray from other vehicles during that drizzle condition that never really rains.

Do not drive it during the snow/ice/especially salt but if I'm caught in it I want to be able to still use it if ever needed.

CAI install is on the list and I will just keep something to undo the screws handy when I need to refill it. Which even in my truck I only had to do maybe once a year. Which I'm driving during this crap weather
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:01 PM   #12
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:31 PM   #13
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I guess I'm in the minority here, mine is my DD and I use it all the time. I just carry a set of hex wrenches in the glove box so I can remove the CAI lid when I need to fill it up. A dirty windshield bothers me when I am driving.
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:59 PM   #14
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I don't drive in winter if they are salting the roads, but I drive it the rest of the time. Even in good summer weather there will be times when the windshield get dirty (bugs, birds, etc.) and you have to spray fluid and run the wipers or stop and clean it. I suggest you keep it and decide if the stock tank blocks enough air to justify the cost of relocating it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:13 PM   #15
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I don't drive in winter if they are salting the roads, but I drive it the rest of the time. Even in good summer weather there will be times when the windshield get dirty (bugs, birds, etc.) and you have to spray fluid and run the wipers or stop and clean it. I suggest you keep it and decide if the stock tank blocks enough air to justify the cost of relocating it.
That's what it comes down to, can I justify the cost of the relocation kit, or do I just remove it all together. I can carry wipes with me for when I need to clean the windshield
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:43 PM   #16
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I got mine CAI from Apex and did not bother moving the fluid container since it was not in the way. It does not show since I had the glass over the CAI darken out because of my other custom covers. And since my other car was in the body shop for 11 months last year, I had no choice but to drive my Camaro. So yes I had to use the cleaner a few times. Truely looking forward to our two April shows coming up in Charlotte, NC and then driving the Tail of the Dragon and finally in Bowling Green, Ky. We've got 17 signed up to all drive over together from Statesville, NC so that should be a great time. Michael in Virginia
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I did the relocate bottle and removed the factory washer unit because I added the ADM air scoop. I would be cautious about adding the scoop if you have to drive in heavy rains or run into a flooded area on the road.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:01 AM   #18
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I tried it once to see if it would spray past the windshield. It does.

99% of the time we're in the car, the top is down... so using it would spray us/the leather interior. the rest of the time, it would be spraying onto the top which I figure the chemicals wouldn't be good on. So I don't anticipate ever using it. There's a bottle of Adams glass cleaner in the trunk if we need to clean the windshield.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:10 AM   #19
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I tried it once to see if it would spray past the windshield. It does.

99% of the time we're in the car, the top is down... so using it would spray us/the leather interior. the rest of the time, it would be spraying onto the top which I figure the chemicals wouldn't be good on. So I don't anticipate ever using it. There's a bottle of Adams glass cleaner in the trunk if we need to clean the windshield.
That's exactly what I've found, it is kind of useless especially with the top down. Also, like you said, it can't be good for it to be sprayed onto the top and have it dry into it.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:47 AM   #20
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I removed my wipers and the car looks so much better. Maybe I don't need the washer tank either now that I think about it.
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buy a relo kit. I did easy install. Got the apex one.
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I removed my wipers and the car looks so much better. Maybe I don't need the washer tank either now that I think about it.

I don't know if I'd go that far with either of our good weather cars. As much as we try not to, we do get caught by a surprise rain show occasionally.
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I don't know if I'd go that far with either of our good weather cars. As much as we try not to, we do get caught by a surprise rain show occasionally.

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I am looking to do a Cold Air Intake, and most if not all of them house around the Washer tank. I was looking at relocating the tank, but there was a a couple of suggestions to remove the tank totally. Here is my question to other 'vert owners. After thinking about how many times I do not use the fluid, does anyone really use it? I only drive my car in the summer, so I am not concerned about use of it during bad weather. If you vote yes, let me know if you drive your 'vert during winter months in the snow.
I removed mine along with the wipers too. Call me crazy, but I never drive my car in the rain. As a backup I didn't put rain x on the windshield.
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