Hows Your Heater?
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:06 PM
My old Mk2.5 was fantastic it also had heated seats which i love and never got ice on in insdie of the car even when it went down to -8 last year.
Now Mk3, -6 this morning , thankfully i have the heated seats as i would have froze to death on the way home , this mk3 takes ages to warm the inside of the car. Using the climate control auto switch which also puts AC on my windscreen this morning had the same ammount of ice on the inside as out .lol
water was actually dripping down th inside of the screen.
Anyway i think i'm going to take an electric blanket with me tonight.
I'm just thinking the manual heater controls are much better than climate and not just the ease of use.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:52 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:55 PM
Cheaked for leaks last weekend when i washed it as it's not the first time ice on the inside , all is dry. I do tend to have full heat on in the car , due to the lack of miles i'm doing , i'm guessing this is causing condensation. But i am using the AC which should remove it .
If you had ice on the inside it sounds like you have moisture inside the car, check for leaks or the air con isn't working to remove any moisture.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:57 PM
My mk3 with manual air con gets warm really quick and no ice / water on inside of screen. The supposedly heated washer jets still froze though at -7 this morning, how do yours perform?
Not tried the washer jets , i will try it later when i go to work and report back.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:53 PM
My washer fluid ctually froze also as nothing would come out the heated jets. Think the heat from the engine eventually defrosted em.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:15 AM
From our limited experience with the car, after scraping the ice off the glass it needs about 4 or 5 minutes to get to a stage where the interior starts to warm up - and the manual air con needs to be used to combat steaming up windows every once in a while.
The washer jets froze up today, I checked the fluid for antifreeze and found the last owner must have used water only, so put in some neat Halfords stuff today, hopefully it will work through the system and stop it freezing instantly on the screen!
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:53 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:55 PM
Thanks Arthur. My wifes SportKA definately doesn't operate under a certain temperature. Hopefully my Focus works as yours does.
That depends on the car some have vss pumps like mine that regulate the gas so dont cycle on and off they will work down to 0 degrees on warm or hot air and switch off the pump if you select cold as for heat it does take 5 mins to warm up but with mine on full hot its roasting i never have it there always midway
Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:57 PM
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