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    Hi peeps, I have recently purchased a 55 plate face lift 2.0Ltr SRiCDTi which I am enjoying very much. Unfortunately it seems that the washer bottle water has gone septic and the smell I get when washing the screen is pretty foul. Can somebody please advise what is the easiest way to access / remove the bottle to clean it out. I have tried running a hose into the bottle to flood the water out but it made no difference. Any help would be greatly appreciated...
    Also I would like to remove the boot lip spoiler + replace it with a Irmscher spoiler how hard/difficult would this be.

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    the smell is a reaction between 2 differing screen washes. I've had this before - it can smell quite sulpherous.

    This is a good one I've been recommended before - though you may need your nan to help you out!

    Sterident tablet - pop it in the washer bottle - leave it in for the required time to dissovle - then flush the washers again and empty the reservoir tank. Refill and the jobs a goodun

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    as for the spoiler you can leave the original one on and fit the irmscher one in front of it

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    soorry to nit pick mate but i assume you mean 1.9 cdti and not 2.0 sri cdti, maybe the smelly screen wash has confused you a wee bit hee hee

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    OOOPPPSS ....

    My mistake your right 1.9 SRi CDTi 150

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    no worries mate good luck with your new car im sure youll love it

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    easiest way to get to the bottle?? Unscrew the nearside wheel arch liner and it's easy to get to..

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    many thanks kitchpoo your advice

    "Sterident tablet - pop it in the washer bottle - leave it in for the required time to dissovle - then flush the washers again and empty the reservoir tank. Refill and the jobs a goodun"

    was brilliant worked very well.

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    glad to be of service - hope you didnt feel a fool buying the sterident for yor dentures!!

    ps - also good at cleaning the inside of glass decanters

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchpoo
    glad to be of service - hope you didnt feel a fool buying the sterident for yor dentures!!
    Nah, he just pinched a couple from his gran/gramps/uncle/aunt* (*delete as appropriate)

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