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Old 12-05-2005, 10:16 PM   #11
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id think gm would have tested and tested it for any flaws. if not it will be recalled and fixed.
Well, I guess they know what they're doing.
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:26 PM   #12
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You can take pyrex and put it over flame, as long as it has water in it, it will never get over 210 degrees. You can then take that pyrex, dump the water out, and put it under running water. As long as it had water in it while over the flame, it will not crack.

So my guess, is that if the washerfluid never go over 180 degrees or so, you should be good to go. If it were even this warm, it seems that it would start evaporating anyway, so...

High school chemistry lab...
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You can take pyrex and put it over flame, as long as it has water in it, it will never get over 210 degrees. You can then take that pyrex, dump the water out, and put it under running water. As long as it had water in it while over the flame, it will not crack.

So my guess, is that if the washerfluid never go over 180 degrees or so, you should be good to go. If it were even this warm, it seems that it would start evaporating anyway, so...

High school chemistry lab...
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:21 PM   #14
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what also is an excelent defroster is the just plain methanol. use it at work for frozen locks. we just get a spray bottle fill with methanol and it works wonders but its not good for windshield wipers cuz its dryes them out.
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I wonder why GM doesn't just use the heated windshield anymore? I wish more cars had the heated windshield. :(
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:32 PM   #16
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I'm gonna take a guess here and say the washer fluid is heated electrically. Cause if you have to wait till the car is warm to have warm washer fluid, the defroster will be working by then. Anyone ever felt their washer reservior on a cold day after it'* been running a while? It might be kinda warm, similar effect but too late to make a difference.
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I'm gonna take a guess here and say the washer fluid is heated electrically. Cause if you have to wait till the car is warm to have warm washer fluid, the defroster will be working by then. Anyone ever felt their washer reservior on a cold day after it'* been running a while? It might be kinda warm, similar effect but too late to make a difference.
however, that would be one HELL of a load on a battery when the car isnt runnign
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Not really. Most people would start the car first on a cold day like that to get it warmed up while they scrape. You just need an element on the fluid supply line that heats up real quick when you hit the washer. It may pre-warm itself to some level when you start the car below a certain temp.
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ok, i thought you meant something that was heating on its own, when the car wasnt running
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Here is some more info

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...24/141203.html

Here is information from gminsidenews.com on the 2007 GMT-900s
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A heated windshield washer fluid feature also is available on some models (standard on Escalade). The heated fluid provides improved and faster clearing of frost and light ice buildup, as well as enhanced insect cleaning capability.

Regular washer fluid operation is available with the standard stalk-mounted control, while the heated fluid is available via an instrument panel control. When activated, regular washer fluid is diverted to a reservoir, where it is briefly super-heated to up to 140 degrees F. The system provides enough heated fluid for four cycles of use.
That is all the info I know on Hotshot
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