washers freezing up in cold weather

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Asked by Jan 01, 2009 at 04:53 AM about the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how do you prevent -20 washer fluid from freesing up in mn weather when below 20 degrees

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Usually those don't freeze up instantly when it goes under that what is promised and tank is in "safe" place so it don't get as cold as weather is. I have used fluid for -20°C in my tank even when weather has been under -30°C no broken tanks or tubes. And usually you don't need to use that when it is that cold so if it get little freeze it doesn't matter. /Harri @ Finland -10°C (now)

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it doesn't even come out of the washer it's not just the refreeze the prestone ice melt yellow will work better it prevents refreeze but i have blue -20 and how do i get it out to put the others in

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I don't see any reason you couldn't just mix it with stuff that has a lower freezing point. Just park your car in a warm place for a while and put some -30 or -40 in. then run it through the lines. Also, try checking to make sure the sprayer doesn't have ice in it.

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well, let it warm up, then use the washers to drain the tank. mixing another type with a lower freeze point will not work - if you at -30 washer fluid to -20 washer fluid then effectivly it'll only be goot to (in therory) -25, but in reality it probably not much better than a -22 rating. you can try adding some denatured alcohol to the washer fluid, that might help a little.

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