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Not the safest way to de-ice the windshield... (not mine!) by David Hambleton
Started on: 03-26-2015 08:54 PM
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Last post by: rogergarrison on 03-28-2015 12:29 PM
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Not the safest way to de-ice the windshield...


Heat melts ice. Maybe there was a LOT of ice? Not seeing a problem.

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Guess the seats are trashed tho

Still maybe someone needs rims and a tranny?
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The rims look like they are nice, & what is with that from bumper?
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The rims look like they are nice, & what is with that from bumper?


That's what I was thinking, and the rockers too.

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Looks like crap buildup on resistor in heater box but heater blower frozen for any reason can draw big amps and little or no air flow to cool the resistor is bad too.
Fire in that area are a sign of "resistor fire." Fire goes out heater inlet and/or burns out the front heater box, etc.
Why many people w/ old cars, not just Fiero, need to check and clean the resistor area in the heater/AC box.

Crap problems cover here many times...
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/123258.html
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/124499.html
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/123929.html
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Originally posted by theogre:

Looks like crap buildup on resistor in heater box but heater blower frozen for any reason can draw big amps and little or no air flow to cool the resistor is bad too.
Fire in that area are a sign of "resistor fire." Fire goes out heater inlet and/or burns out the front heater box, etc.
Why many people w/ old cars, not just Fiero, need to check and clean the resistor area in the heater/AC box.

Crap problems cover here many times...
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/123258.html
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/124499.html
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/123929.html
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Thanks for answering my question before I even asked it
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Had that happen to me last winter. Had a nice day for a ride and pulled the car out of storage not knowing a mouse built a nest in the resistor housing, turned on the heat and a minute later smoke come pouring out of the vents, I shut the car down and the smoke died down. Scared the crap out of me. Thanks to Ogres Cave I found the problem and cleaned out the nest of leaves and shreds of a shop towel. Now my storage is loaded with anti mouse weapons. They started this war and im going to finish it!
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Now my storage is loaded with anti mouse weapons. They started this war and im going to finish it!


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Report this Post03-27-2015 06:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I hate scraping ice. What I do is pour COLD water on it and run the wipers immediately. Hot water can shatter or crack the glass.
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That was a great movie Raydar. lol ! And yes Rodger, hot water is not a good idea. My loving wife had a small crack on the lower part of the windshield and thought a big bucket of hot water on a 10 degree morning would clean the ice rite off, that small crack turned into a jig saw puzzle of glass. I ask her what happen and she said the wind and cold probably cracked it. I do love that women anyways.
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Report this Post03-28-2015 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
LOL. With the forum lately, Im sure soon some know it all will come up with scientific data and professors opinions why hot water cannot break safety glass no matter what we say because were liars.
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