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    Is it possible to fit a heating element to the washer bottle?

    Found this on ebay but not sure what controls it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-C...item1c2171a3c9

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    don't see why not and you could fit it to a relay and internal switch eg heated rear screen or something. Just need to make sure it doesnt melt the bottle

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    doesnt it freeze in the pipes rather than the bottle, less chance in the bottle?
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    No idea,

    Just thought if its good enough for the Merc it is good enough for a Vauxhall

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    i would of thought the washer hose wud have a very thin element through out
    the washer hose,from previous experience working in parts at a mercedes
    dealer im sure thats the case.




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    Have to get some of that too

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    Most cases ive seen, its been at th nozzel where its frozen (due to pressure).

    Ive had a fozen (slush ice) washer bottle.. but that was at minus 28.. where they froze at the nozzel at minus 13 (that was the headlight washers.. as my windscreen washer was fine down to minut 22 (they are heated))

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    You could get one of those £2 drink warmers you plug into lighter socket, that you just pop in your cup... smash a switch on job done... but the pipes would still be frozen til the engine bay warms up (bonnet) i'd imagine...

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    The Insignia uses a similar system. How about wraping a long length of washer hose around the main coolant pipe, the more coils the hotter the water should get. For 2.2 and 2.0T block you could use the metal transfer pipe that runs along the back of the engine, as then you wouldn't have to wait for the stat to open for the system to start working.

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