Having had a couple of early/cold morning starts, I was thinking of
popping the fan heater from the garage in the car, ready to switch on in
the mornings, but not sure whether the door seals would take a cable
thick enough for a heater, or I'd end up with a chopped extension and a
live car :-)
Just leave the door slightly open, that's what I do. I always make sure
the cable goes in the driver's door so I can't just roar off and drag it
down the street.
I have also used a 120W greenhouse heater for this and left it on overnight.
I used to have a CX estate which filled with water, so there was
sometimes as much ice on the inside of the screen as the outside. I used
to have a little industrial fan heater (700 W iirc) and used to leave it
in the load area for up to half an hour. Still had to mop the inside of
the windows, but apart from that very effective indeed. I had a friend
with an ID19, and his wife used to drive ten miles into the Bristol city
centre in the mornings. One day she started off on a foggy morning with
very little visibility all the way to work. When she got out of the car,
she found all the fog was on the inside of the windows.
On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 1:07:29 PM UTC, Andrew wrote:
Those sump heaters were utterly useless. We had one.
It used to be possible to buy a heating element that could be inserted in t
he pipework from the radiator and heated the water. These things predate as
lternators, more relaible engines and better batteries.
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