Heated washer fluid?

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Old 26 Dec 2005, 09:54 pm   #1 (permalink)
Father Guido
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I got a heater for the washer fluid fopr Christmas. Anyone have any
experience with this thing, is it worth installing. My car satys
outside at night and it does get frost/snow quite regularly.

Thanks!
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Old 27 Dec 2005, 07:52 am   #2 (permalink)
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Washer fluid heater, gees what will they think of next. Washer fluid
wont freeze till near 10f, there are types that work till -40. But the
secret ingrediant is denatured alcohol, 7$ a gallon I just add a bit
near 0f. 100 watts 12hrs- x30 days costs me 5$ a month to run. Sounds
like a waste of time and money to heat washer fluid, now a seat heater,
block heater ok.

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Old 27 Dec 2005, 09:24 am   #3 (permalink)
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not sure what you have but if it is the kind of hose that wraps around
your radiator hose they car will have to warm up completely before it
shoots any warm water. I made one for my older camry like this. Once
warm it helped, it helped a lot in the summer for removing windshield
bugs with warm water.

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Old 27 Dec 2005, 11:01 am   #4 (permalink)
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In the last couple of weeks I've seen a adv. on TV about a new car that
shoots 100+ degree water on the windshield to de-ice the thing. Can't
remember the brand of the car but it's a US made auto. Would kind of think
that hot water might crack the windshield when it hits it but sure appears
to take care of the ice in a hurry!
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> experience with this thing, is it worth installing. My car satys
> outside at night and it does get frost/snow quite regularly.
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> Thanks!


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Old 27 Dec 2005, 11:09 am   #5 (permalink)
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In under 0 f hot water will crack a winshield if poured on, Im sure a
small amount should be safer but there may be a reason its never been a
standard option, I know people who have cracked their winshields from
warm tap water. Denatured alcohol works, it is the ingrediant of washer
fluid so it does not freeze.

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Old 27 Dec 2005, 02:43 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 03:54:42 GMT, Father Guido <FG@SNL.com> wrote:

~I got a heater for the washer fluid fopr Christmas. Anyone have any
~experience with this thing, is it worth installing. My car satys
~outside at night and it does get frost/snow quite regularly.
~
~Thanks!
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Just to bring everyone up to speed, this is an electical heater. You
cut the windshield water hose before the split to the two wipers, and
insert this thing. It comes with a very large battery cable, so it
must make a lot of heat in a hurry. I just hope it isn't sucking
electricity all of the time.
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Old 27 Dec 2005, 06:55 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I just saw the tv add for a buick Lacerne that shows heated wiper fluid,
But I wonder on temp and how its tested or saftey proofed to not crack
glass at -10 -30f. For example auto heat wont come on a GM till 110f,
overdrive on Toyota won`t activate till 110f. Hot water on cold glass is
a shock to the glass.

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Old 27 Dec 2005, 08:32 pm   #8 (permalink)
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It shouldn't be a problem to install considering the description. You
must have a chip free windshield or you will have a a spiderwebbed
windshield in short order. Been d' air.


>I got a heater for the washer fluid fopr Christmas. Anyone have any
>experience with this thing, is it worth installing. My car satys
>outside at night and it does get frost/snow quite regularly.
>
>Thanks!


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Old 27 Dec 2005, 11:46 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:32:19 GMT, MUADIB
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~It shouldn't be a problem to install considering the description. You
~must have a chip free windshield or you will have a a spiderwebbed
~windshield in short order. Been d' air.
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~>I got a heater for the washer fluid fopr Christmas. Anyone have any
~>experience with this thing, is it worth installing. My car satys
~>outside at night and it does get frost/snow quite regularly.
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~>Thanks!
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Thanks guys, my windshield has no cracks, but it does have a few
chips, guess I'll pass and exchange it for something else.
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