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Old 12-15-2015, 12:00 PM   #49 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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I like those wiper deicers. We get a lot of nights around here where it will dew a fair amount, then freeze. Just enough so you cant see out of the windows and freeze the wipers to the wind shield.
Be advised they recommend that you trim the length down to no less than 68 inches on those heater, the wind shield in my suburban is only about 60 inches, so the voltage will need to be reduced with a resistor.
I have seen anti icing systems malfunction and crack glass and we don't want that, then you have to replace the glass and the deicer.

I am going to put an electric vacuum pump in there eventually.
I have a diesel engine to put in this suburban.

Also check out:
I have had this wind shield washer fluid hear through 1 ice storm so far and it was totally worth it.
Only problem is the washer fluid still freezes up in the tip of the nozzle once the alcohol evaporates out. But adding some polypropylene "RV water line anti freeze" should fix that.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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