It's that time of year again - ice on the windows arg!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Matt, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    It's so annoying... go out in the morning and get ready to go to work,
    only to find out that there is a heavy layer of ice on the windshield of
    the car... either have to sit there scraping the window, or let the car
    run.. wasting gas.

    Has anyone found a way to keep the ice from forming on the window? Does
    putting a piece of plastic over the window in the evening prevent it?
    Is there something you can put on the window (like a liquid of some
    sort) to keep ice from accumulating in the mornings?
    Matt, Nov 4, 2004
  2. Matt

    Oppie Guest

    Have you considered a engine block heater? If this is an option, you can run
    it on a timer so that the engine is warm by the time you get in the car.
    This may also cause some convection through the heater and may warm the
    inside of the car/ windows too.

    I was re-reading the L-series shop manual and found that there are two
    electrically operated booster pumps on the heating system. guess that the
    engine driven pump was not enough for good flow at idle and the plumbing
    layout was not conducive to convective flow. One pump runs for a few minutes
    on hot shutdown to circulate the coolant from the engine to the radiator.
    The other increases the flow through the heater core.

    "I've had just enough of long, hard winters. I'm going to get on the
    interstate heading south and not stopping until someone asks what the plug
    coming out the front of the car is for..."
    Garrison Keillor- Lake Woebegone, Minnesota
    Oppie, Nov 4, 2004
  3. Matt

    teem Guest

    Too late for applying Rain-X,the ice comes of easier,I use a old bath
    towel,at night turn on the wipers,then turn off the key ignition so the
    wipers hold the towel,corner of towel stick inside of drivers door then shut
    for added holding.Only prob in morning,car starting,the inside FOGS up till
    teem, Nov 10, 2004
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