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Old 02-10-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Is anyone else frustrated and pissed off at Audi for making the Windshield Washer Fill Up so f'ing hard and ridiculously unuserfriendly??? I mean WTF!!! couldn't they have placed the fillup point somewhere else where you would not spill crap with every fill up? Especially when you cannot feel your fingers from the frost bite and every gust of wind just makes you spill even more?

Isn't there a solution for this yet? Damn it Audi, WTF!!!???
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I don't find it that hard. Sure when the wind blows you're gonna spill, but thats gonna happen with any location. I just wish the cap would stay open. And I always remove the "filter" because with it in place you can't tell if its almost full.
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You're not using a funnel?

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Is anyone else frustrated and pissed off at Audi for making the Windshield Washer Fill Up so f'ing hard and ridiculously unuserfriendly??? I mean WTF!!! couldn't they have placed the fillup point somewhere else where you would not spill crap with every fill up? Especially when you cannot feel your fingers from the frost bite and every gust of wind just makes you spill even more?

Isn't there a solution for this yet? Damn it Audi, WTF!!!???
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Is anyone else frustrated and pissed off at Audi for making the Windshield Washer Fill Up so f'ing hard and ridiculously unuserfriendly??? I mean WTF!!! couldn't they have placed the fillup point somewhere else where you would not spill crap with every fill up? Especially when you cannot feel your fingers from the frost bite and every gust of wind just makes you spill even more?

Isn't there a solution for this yet? Damn it Audi, WTF!!!???
Do you have a pic to inform me where it is...?
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Do you have a pic to inform me where it is...?
The blue cap in the upper right of the photo of the 3.0T engine bay). This is the A7 but the A6 is very similar. It's been in that area for years on all of my Audis. Not ideal but not all that difficult to access either. As said, you can use a funnel if you want to be tidy. I've gotten pretty good at aiming the spout over the opening w/o too much over-spill.
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Use a small gas can with a flexible spout. Mark it or spray paint so someone doesn't pour washer fluid in a gas engine fuel tank.
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The blue cap in the upper right of the photo (3.0T engine). It's been in that area for years on all of my Audis. Not ideal but not all that difficult to access either. As said, you can use a funnel if you want to be tidy. I've gotten pretty good at aiming the spout over the opening w/o too much over-spill.
Looks like someone needs some coolant too. I agree that the location isn't that bad. I've had vehicles with it closer to the front and it still comes down to how good you are at pouring.
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The blue cap in the upper right of the photo of the 3.0T engine bay).
I always use funnel for this kind of stuff. Any walmart cheap funnels will do..
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I always use funnel for this kind of stuff. Any walmart cheap funnels will do..
Theres a screen in the way. You gotta pull it out.
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Theres a screen in the way. You gotta pull it out.
Yeah, I wonder what that screen is for. Maybe to keep ping-pong ***** out of the tank?
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Yeah, I wonder what that screen is for. Maybe to keep ping-pong ***** out of the tank?
I would expect to keep debris out of the reservoir. I had one catch foil from the fluid bottle once. I guess I didn't get it all off the bottle.
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Little off topic but are the spray nozzles heated on our cars to prevent freezing?
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Little off topic but are the spray nozzles heated on our cars to prevent freezing?
Page 47 of my manual states that they are heated when at low temps and the ignition is on.
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Do you have a pic to inform me where it is...?
I just use a cap that you can unscrew to open and close and control the flow. Just get the bottle and cap in position and unscrew the cap slowly, fill it up and close the cap when you are done. No spills and good aim.
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I like the idea of the screen. The fluid jugs have hard to remove foil and plastic seals that sometimes rip apart into little pieces - the screen can keep these out rather than them fouling up the pump and tubes. Also, sometimes when you open the hood there are leaves or small debris in that area close to the cowl, so the screen keeps that stuff out too. I wish they had a little plastic catch or post to hold the blue reservoir cap open. If I do spill some fluid it is usually because that pesky tethered cap falls into the fluid stream and splashes fluid around.
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I just use a cap that you can unscrew to open and close and control the flow. Just get the bottle and cap in position and unscrew the cap slowly, fill it up and close the cap when you are done. No spills and good aim.
Been using this twist valve "bottle top" for years. Why would someone use anything else? I have one for washer fluid and another I use for anti-freeze fluid.
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I like the idea of the screen. The fluid jugs have hard to remove foil and plastic seals that sometimes rip apart into little pieces - the screen can keep these out rather than them fouling up the pump and tubes. Also, sometimes when you open the hood there are leaves or small debris in that area close to the cowl, so the screen keeps that stuff out too. I wish they had a little plastic catch or post to hold the blue reservoir cap open. If I do spill some fluid it is usually because that pesky tethered cap falls into the fluid stream and splashes fluid around.
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I've been using those little caps also. I picked mine up at Auto-Zone or Advance Auto years ago, I just keep one for anti-freeze, one for washer fluid, and an extra for whatever I may need it for.
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These containers made by No-Spill are getting pretty good reviews although a bit pricey. I especially like their push-button design of their gas containers for my other machines. I absolutely hate the typical CARB requirement gas cans made today - they cause more gas spills than the old non-reg designs. Amazon has the No-Spill containers.

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