Wipers etc

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Roman wrote...
Where I come from, freezing temperatures in winter are the nom (just
as seering hot summers). Wiper blades usually don't last more than a
few weeks on wiindshields covered with grained ice, while scrapping is
the best way to get the windscreen free of ice quickly. I personally
prefer a Webasto space heater turned on 10-15 min before I drive. Not
only it will defrosts all windows, but also warm up the whole
interior.
SNIP
Yes Roman I know the feeling, you might remember that for 3 years I worked
next door in Belarus where its a tad colder - even more so when I was in
central Russia. The best washer fluid was neat vodka as made by folks in
the kitchen from white sugar. Only problem was drunks sucking the washer
nozzles when parked - true! Out here the 47% local brew (rakia) is
distilled straight from plums or pears and it tends to be too sticky for
the job. But Tania did find that it removed Duck tape adhesive quite well
from steel.
Anyway, the problem is not frosty screens - easily scraped and cleared by
a squirt of de-icer but the accumulation of ice on wipers when driving in
snow for long periods which degenerates the wiper blades rapidly. That's
what started it all. I would like a Webasto too but they are only good for
use from home. I spend 1 or 2 nights a week at a hotel and they are not so
good for power when parking outside. I would buy one if I was in UK at
Christmas though.
Cheers
jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia. Julian, in the digest why do I get every
posting twice - should I alter my settings again ?
 
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On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 23:03:49 +0100, toy80 <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jon,
Webasto heaters are powered from the fuel tank, not an exerrnal power
supply. You can leave the heater on for a whole night/day and it will
use a tiny amount of fuel. As an extra, it can be equipped with a
timer switch, ot if you have a real hectic lifestyle - with a remote
switch operated by your mobile phone.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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I have a webasto in my merc sprinter van and it fairly does the trick, I
have the one that is equivelant to a 2kW electric fire I do notice the fuel
usage on it but it is maybe about a litre per day they draw a little
electricity for the glow plug and mine has a powerful fan in it too so it
heats the whole of the van and the delicate electronics in the back. I don't
have a remote for mine but I do have a timer and thermostat. You can get the
heaters fitted as an option on some cars too like the CDTi Rover 75
regards
Ali.
Jon,
Webasto heaters are powered from the fuel tank, not an exerrnal power
supply. You can leave the heater on for a whole night/day and it will
use a tiny amount of fuel. As an extra, it can be equipped with a
timer switch, ot if you have a real hectic lifestyle - with a remote
switch operated by your mobile phone.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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