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Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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THis has been discussed before, but as cold temperatures make their entry in this new winter, I'm surprised again to see how severely SX4 windows get frosted all around and hard to defrost while other cars parked beside stay clear or much less invaded by window frosting.....and this is , at least now, on the outside....not inside!....outside is the same for all cars, isn't it ?
(but I remember last year, with colder temps, the inside was also hard to defrost...)
is it thinner glass...or a different texture more prone to initiate frosting..??? I'm puzzled.....but the problem is real..and annoying.
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Shadow.....I'm sure you do not have that problem....

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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good point, i have noticed more so when i let the inside fog up while driving, it takes a while for it to defog, i turn the side vents towards the side window and that seems to help significantly, also, i noticed that the sx4 is a real slow warmer, i mean it takes a while for the temp gauge to reach normal temp, alternatively my 06 grand v is a super fast warmer,
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Right LMP! No ice here!

My SX4 obviously had a higher temp thermostat in it than my 2013 Soul.
Because it ran 20F hotter all the time.

I've had the SX4 all the way up to 230F under heavy load.
Never had any problem with it warming up though, even on that one morning when it was 18F and my TPMS lights were going crazy.

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Keep it on recirculating air and use a/c once in a while to keep the air in the cabin dry..

That seems to work for me..
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Since Auto AC was invented, people have had problems with the compressors seals drying out over the winter, because they just sat there without being used.
So it's a good idea to still have the AC on, quite often, even if the temp control is set to max heat.

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Keep it on recirculating air and use a/c once in a while ..
well..recirculation keeps the inside air inside..with its moisture....and below -2C, which is common here, the a/c will simply not turn on because of low refrigerant pressure (below 25 psi) ...and in fact, the question is not the efficiency of the heater or defrosting capacity...it is the fact that even before you enter the car, it builds frost definitely more and faster than neighbouring cars....and consequently, it takes really a long time to control it....I have been sitting parked with a full convincing heater blast..but the thin glass seems to conduct the cold from the outside to the inside at such a speed that the heater has pain to overcome the cold transfer and get the window warm enough so it does not condense moisture. I definitely blame it on thin glass...really much thinner than my Sportage...

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Just put a 500W electric heater in your car overnight and don't worry any more about frost on the windows. Works for me!
After all, I spent most of my life up in SNOW country and I learned how to cope.

Y'all have fun..... winter is coming.

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Sometimes window frosting on the inside is caused by too much PHYSICAL ACTIVITY !!!!!!!!
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Hi.
My car is engine block heater and interior heater.
Car blanket to prevent.
a canopy, or under a tree there will be less ice.
The air flow will affect. Windscreen fogs first.
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This Monday morning.... side by side...again...

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