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Does anyone know how this works?
Does it heat the washer fluid at the nozzle?
 

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its usless in california hehehehehehe. whats the use of heating it...if its cold enough b4 it hits the window it will be cold again if not frozen...seems usless to me.
 

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it will be warm so it will melt the ice!
 

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if its cold enough to be snowing, i doubt very seriously it will stay hot enough to melt ice by the time it reaches the window shield... i really think this is a useless item. i could be wrong it is just imo.
 

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it will keep it warm enough to help keep it from freezing on your windshield... remember it is mostly alcohol anyway, so its not going to freeze the same as water.
 

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ahhh warm alcohol.... seems like a good nights sleep lol. j/k... ty toasty... i didnt even think about the alcohol content in that stuff.... still useless in california though it maybe usefull for someothers in other states w/snow conditions.
 

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Toasty said:
it will keep it warm enough to help keep it from freezing on your windshield... remember it is mostly alcohol anyway, so its not going to freeze the same as water.
What makes you think it is mostly alcohol? Is mostly 50%. Has anybody actually seen this system or any system work in freezing weather. Just because 30+ million live in California check how many people live in the east and north central. Some of the people that live in freezing conditions may appreciate the hot fluid.

I hve lived in freezing climates for 50+ years and would appreciate the idea of warm fluid. :angel:
 

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i would appreciate the warm fluid up here in chicagoland, as well. nothing is going to help if it's -50 degrees, or to a lesser extent, perhaps even -30. the warmth will help the water content more than the alcohol, but will still help the alcohol. in other systems that i have seen, the bottle isnt neccessarily heated, rather the hose going to the nozzle, where there would be more probability of freezing in the hose
 

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According to the manual, in addition to the freezing issue, the heated washer fluid is supposed to do a better job at removing bugs, etc. (similar to why we wash dishes in hot water I guess). Haven't tried it yet.

That being said, being a former northerner, I am sure the greatest benefit will be not freezing immediately as you spray it on your windshield after the car in front of you kicks up 3 day old slush!
 

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cyclops said:
According to the manual, in addition to the freezing issue, the heated washer fluid is supposed to do a better job at removing bugs, etc.
Just maybe it might also help clear off the salt/fog crud that gets smeared around on SoCal vehicles.

Wayne
 

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I read the Acadia manual. It indicates a switch you turn on and it goes through 4 cycles the first one is 40 secs and the others are 20 secs all depending on outside temp. Sounds like it heats to a certain temp. It also indicates it is for bugs and stuff so I think Cal has bugs or maybe not...... to expensive to live I heard even for the bugs.... :angel:
 

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I read the Acadia manual. It indicates a switch you turn on and it goes through 4 cycles the first one is 40 secs and the others are 20 secs all depending on outside temp. Sounds like it heats to a certain temp. It also indicates it is for bugs and stuff so I think Cal has bugs or maybe not...... to expensive to live I heard even for the bugs.... :angel:
:rofl: pretty much :rofl: especially where i live.
 

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May have some effect on cleaning off the "love" bugs down here in Florida.
 

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hey d.d.b, thats cool thanks for the website.
 

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I live in Wisconsin and had it on the Acadia I purchased in February. I can say that it works great; there are days when you come out of work and you have frost on your windshield, get in start it up and in 40 seconds you can drive away. great feature in my mind if it does not become a maintenance nightmare.
 

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Gator said:
May have some effect on cleaning off the "love" bugs down here in Florida.
Anything that gets lovebugs off the windshield would be priceless around here! :cheers:
So is that an option or a standard feature?
 
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