• Announcements

    • ColinD

      2017 EMail Issues - Post Upgrade   23/01/17

      Hi,   Following a successful upgrade of our old code; being out of support we had to upgrade, we've encountered an unforeseen in preview and testing issue with our production email.   This means that email isn't sending as well as it should. You might ask for the email and we might send it, it also might get blocked by your ISP. Btinternet, AOL and Yahoo are well known for blocking.   We're working on it and I hope to have an solution working shortly.    Out of all that could of gone wrong, this isn't the worst case   As to other issues and 'change' as I said, it's forced upon us. To not change is irresponsible. More updates to follow once we're past our initial snag list.   There's only one working on it though; me, so please be patient, read the support topics, spend a few minutes, it's not that different once you get over the shock.   Cheers,   Colin   Snag List Topic >>       

Skoda screenwash

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

45 posts in this topic

I was having a look at the official Skoda accessories website and came across their Screen Wash Concentrate (Part Number: HBA096039). I was staggered at the price of £40.00! Is this correct? One thing that isn't stated is the quantity you get - does anyone know.

I would really like to buy some of this product particularly for next winter - it is has been discussed before how it protects down to -60C, but at that price !!!

See http://www.accessories.skoda.co.uk/productdetail.aspx?p_no=HBA096039 Edited by stevenc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've been using Halfords Ready Mixed screenwash - £5.49 for 5 litres - for the last 2 years with no problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've been using Halfords Ready Mixed screenwash - also the Lidl Ultimate Speed over the last winter (suitable for down to -60C and for 'fan jet nozzles') Latter was about £4 for 5l and am diluting it now that the colder weather is over. Edited by gregoir

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Must be a huge amount as you can buy it from a dealer for about £3 for a litre.

It's good stuff, I much prefer it to the Halfords concentrate that I occasionally used to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='stevenc' timestamp='1306329476' post='2401491']
I was having a look at the official Skoda accessories website and came across their Screen Wash Concentrate (Part Number: HBA096039). I was staggered at the price of £40.00![/quote]
A quick Google search of that part number seems to indicate it dilutes to 1:100 :o

When my relatives got a bottle of the concentrate, it was packaged identically to the ready-to-use mix (did not look like either of the pictures on Skoda's site), in a 1l bottle, for about £5 - dilution instruction was 1 cap-full per reservoir.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's worth looking on Ebay, I got 10 bottles of the concentrate recently for £20 inc P&P.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
it is £3+vat from the dealers part number G052164M2, also available in 500ml bottles G052164M1 £2.26+vat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It is much better than most - I used to get a pale blue sludge build up on the fill-up filter with Halfords and other "store" screenwashes, but with the VAG stuff nothing - and much rarer to get clogged nozzles too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are the washer jets supossed to have special spray heads does anyone know? Mine was bought used but doesn't have the fine spray mist that others VAGs do, and this is generally the only reason you need to buy specific screenwash. Otherwise over time the fine spray disappears and eventually the jet head gets bunged up to the point that it no longer works.

I have no idea if mine is on the way out or whether they are not equipped with fine spray jets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
try cleaning out the holes with a pin or length of steel wire

(I use #72 modelling drills but wouldn't recommend them to anyone not used to them!!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Having spent most of last winter with my screenwash system frozen solid I'll defo be investing in some of this this time round!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='chr1staylor' timestamp='1306346215' post='2401790']
Having spent most of last winter with my screenwash system frozen solid I'll defo be investing in some of this this time round!
[/quote]

I often wonder if the commonly reported problem of the feed pipe to the rear screen washer coming off is caused by excessive pressure due to the jets being blocked?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In my 100 years driving I have tried them all but Skoda one is the best we have ever had. Well it seems 100LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='pastiche' timestamp='1306351436' post='2401900']
In my 100 years driving I have tried them all but Skoda one is the best we have ever had.

Well it seems 100LOL.
[/quote]

You must use the M25 a lot !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Until quite recently, we didn't have a Skoda dealer in Northampton, the last one having closed down in 2009. I was keen to continue using the correct screen wash and to save a drive into Bedford, bought three 1 litre bottles of VW Screenwash Concentrate from the local Volkswagen dealer during last winter. It must be the same stuff, albeit with a different label.

I can't remember the exact cost, but I seem to recall it was about £3.50 per litre including the dreaded VAT. It has to be diluted 1:4 with water, so to make life easy I found an old five litre Autoglym TFR container, rinsed it out well, tipped in a bottle of the screenwash and topped it up with water.

It now sits on a shelf in my garage ready to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's the same stuff- I get mine from the VW dealer as it's closer and the label has VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat on it.

It's exactly the same, label and all, as the stuff you get from Skoda.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
correct its all the same stuff just quote the part number in my previous post at any VAG dealer and they'll have it on the shelf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Mouldy' timestamp='1306375477' post='2402260']
Until quite recently, we didn't have a Skoda dealer in Northampton, the last one having closed down in 2009. I was keen to continue using the correct screen wash and to save a drive into Bedford, bought three 1 litre bottles of VW Screenwash Concentrate from the local Volkswagen dealer during last winter. It must be the same stuff, albeit with a different label.

I can't remember the exact cost, but I seem to recall it was about £3.50 per litre including the dreaded VAT. It has to be diluted 1:4 with water, so to make life easy I found an old five litre Autoglym TFR container, rinsed it out well, tipped in a bottle of the screenwash and topped it up with water.

It now sits on a shelf in my garage ready to use.
[/quote]
I do the same - I used an old plastic turps container - well washed out! - only about 2 litres so by the time it is running out I'm usually ready for a change in dilution according to the season.

It is much easier than putting neat screenwash in the car then adding water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
in my previous mk2 the nozzles clogged after using cheaper concentrate in the facelift I have been using halfords ready mixed (it was bogof before winter) and its been perfect..no clogged nozzles after 8 months of using it (it did get a skoda refil when it got serviced before christmas)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Got myself one of these...

10 x 1 litre bottles of genuine VW / Seat / Audi / Skoda screenwash.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-VW-AUDI-SEAT-SKODA-SCREENWASH-BOX-10-NEW-/200609085929?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2eb53bb9e9

£12.99 + £13.99 P&P = £26.98 delivered to your door.

£2.70 per litre and didn't have to leave the house :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='silver1011' timestamp='1306425716' post='2402950']
Got myself one of these...

10 x 1 litre bottles of genuine VW / Seat / Audi / Skoda screenwash.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-VW-AUDI-SEAT-SKODA-SCREENWASH-BOX-10-NEW-/200609085929?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2eb53bb9e9

£12.99 + £13.99 P&P = £26.98 delivered to your door.

£2.70 per litre and didn't have to leave the house :thumbup:
[/quote]
I have the same a user on here was selling em bulk got 10 bottles for £20 cracking stuff :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='silver1011' timestamp='1306425716' post='2402950']
Got myself one of these...

10 x 1 litre bottles of genuine VW / Seat / Audi / Skoda screenwash.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-VW-AUDI-SEAT-SKODA-SCREENWASH-BOX-10-NEW-/200609085929?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2eb53bb9e9

£12.99 + £13.99 P&P = £26.98 delivered to your door.

£2.70 per litre and didn't have to leave the house :thumbup:
[/quote]

Same chap I got mine from. Its worth bidding on his auctions rather than 'Buy It Now' as even if you lose the auction he usually seems to give you a Second Chance Offer for your original bid price, hence how I got ten bottles from him for £20.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Going back to the OP's question - what is the £40 container - is it definitely mega-concentrated and going to last me ages? Reason I ask is that I still have my £100 of vouchers that I got with the £299 service deal - otherwise I wouldn't even entertain the idea of paying £40!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
for £40 i would suspect 25litres although skoda dont do them anymore but there may be some still floating around, as for the ebay link even i cant buy 10 for that an i work for skoda

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='bouff34' timestamp='1306444978' post='2403379']
Going back to the OP's question - what is the £40 container - is it definitely mega-concentrated and going to last me ages? Reason I ask is that I still have my £100 of vouchers that I got with the £299 service deal - otherwise I wouldn't even entertain the idea of paying £40!!
[/quote]
What I did with my vouchers, as they can't give you change, is to top up with the small screenwash bottles. So e.g. when I got my wiper kit and there was £4 left, I added a screen wash.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.