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Window steaming up,very bad in the rain?

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:35 pm
by Evelyn
Is it just mine, I have the pollen filter changed & the recirculation motor is working fine..but in the rain on a long journey god its annoying every few miles you have to put on the air-con to clear the window. Is it just a weak system or has one else this problem?

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:56 pm
by Dan
yep keep the heaters on low to keep the windows clear when it rains, only the rear window has the built in heater strips that clear the window without requiring the hot air in the cabin too. if u have ur aircon on the coldest on a cold day u should feel very cold if you dont it might be worth re-gassing your aircon

Re: Window steaming up,very bad in the rain?

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:28 pm
by Noel
Evelyn wrote:Is it just mine, I have the pollen filter changed & the recirculation motor is working fine..but in the rain on a long journey god its annoying every few miles you have to put on the air-con to clear the window. Is it just a weak system or has one else this problem?


I never use recirculation as it mists up the windows in no time .... fresh air is best ... :wink:

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:38 pm
by Evelyn
I know I had this problem before in my old car it was the recirculation was stuck in it....Its worse when you put that on. I nearly have to have it on high speed all the time :cry:

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:42 pm
by williek
ya must be up ta no good wen the windows are steaming up! :)

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:24 pm
by lanigan
Pollen filter (behind the glovebox) gets damp and causes that, no matter what u do it wont clear. Quick fix is to just take it out, long term: go buy a new one if ya want. None in my car

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:39 pm
by Evelyn
ya must be up ta no good wen the windows are steaming up!

Cheeky :wink:

Pollen filter (behind the glovebox) gets damp and causes that

I have changed that, not too bad when I am on my own but if I have passengers forget about it!!

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:19 pm
by Rob
In this kind of weather condensation is pretty much inevitible. I have to knock on the a/c to dehumidify the air every now and again to clear the windows whilst driving. Turning on a/c and heat together feels wrong, but it works. :)

R.

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:28 am
by Evelyn
In this kind of weather condensation is pretty much inevitible. I have to knock on the a/c to dehumidify the air every now and again to clear the windows whilst driving. Turning on a/c and heat together feels wrong, but it works.


Ya thats what I am doing, I just stick to doing it.....

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:02 pm
by lanigan
Evelyn wrote:I have changed that, not too bad when I am on my own but if I have passengers forget about it!!


Simple solution, stop givin lifts to sweaty bastards :D

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:14 am
by Evelyn
Simple solution, stop givin lifts to sweaty bastards


Ya I will have to pass out them hitch hickers the next time :lol: :lol:

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:50 am
by alimac
Do you have Rainx over there? If so, they maks an antifog product that you can put on the inside of your windscreen to stop it fogging up. And rainx means you hardle ever need your wipers at 100km/h in most conditions.

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:44 am
by Evelyn
Ya used to get a window clearer 1 time that was cream like t-cut up rub it in a let it dry, then wipe it off brilliant stuff, cant get it anymore it was a bit messy but it was worth it.... All the house hold window clearers are sh*t, but I will look into the anti-fog stuff

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:57 pm
by Rob
alimac wrote:Do you have Rainx over there? If so, they maks an antifog product that you can put on the inside of your windscreen to stop it fogging up. And rainx means you hardle ever need your wipers at 100km/h in most conditions.


I've seen something like this in Halfords, not sure what the brand was.
For outside the PIAA wipers with window treatment is well worth it, especially in our weather! With the treatment, most of the time you don't even need wipers when raining at night.

R.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:12 pm
by james1485
put ur AC on but turn it to warm and it will clear straight away.