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Francophile69
post 4th December 2009 16:12
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Don't think it is my imagination but the last few times I've been out in my car it has really misted up badly. I have to keep the rear window heater on and fan on full all the time. Sure it hasn't been like that before.

Would perished door or boot rubbers be the problem perhaps? Anybody else have the same problem!
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post 4th December 2009 16:17
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I think this is a common problem because the re-circulation motor dies...

Actually i read about this on AO...http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-145-and-146/195799-steamy-windows.html

Probably the only thing i have ever learned about my car from that site...


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post 4th December 2009 16:21
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If you get some wind defectors you can pop the window open a tad to stop it without getting cold or wet.


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post 4th December 2009 16:43
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Circulation flap stuck shut.

remove plastiv trim around the winscreen, or in fact the right hand ( passengers side) its in two halves and joins i the middle. under the wiper you will see a plastic cover, its a funny shape removes easy but bit of a b**ger remembering the way it goes back... under that is a flap bash it with a long screw driver and hay presto always open and no steamy windows!!!


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post 4th December 2009 16:45
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QUOTE(bla3d00r @ 4th December 2009 16:21) *
If you get some wind defectors you can pop the window open a tad to stop it without getting cold or wet.


they reduce airflow upto 60% cost 10% in fuel and make car look like a lada


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post 4th December 2009 16:54
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Id love to no where the 10% in fuel figure came from! 10% is a hell of a lot.


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post 4th December 2009 16:54
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QUOTE(shammon81 @ 4th December 2009 16:45) *
they reduce airflow upto 60% cost 10% in fuel and make car look like a lada

well not lada, but dodgy jap 4x4 import laugh.gif
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post 4th December 2009 17:00
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QUOTE(bla3d00r @ 4th December 2009 16:54) *
Id love to no where the 10% in fuel figure came from! 10% is a hell of a lot.



lol i was joking:P

i sound like the labour party, they make up stats so why cant i?


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post 4th December 2009 17:05
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ah i see, i was thinking 'who is this fool!' laugh.gif 10% in fuel for a set of wind defectors!

I quite like the look of them, i had some on the 145 and i have them one the 155, but mainly so i can have my window open when its raining to smoke! laugh.gif


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post 4th December 2009 17:15
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haha

http://images.drive2.ru/car.photos/1840/00...d376b0-main.jpg


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post 4th December 2009 17:18
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gleam.gif laugh.gif


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post 4th December 2009 17:59
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la ha ha ha ha da
i had one of them
my misting prob was caused by water comming in
so cleaned drain hole under wipers thumbup.gif


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post 4th December 2009 20:05
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Hey Steve... You sure you not doing anything you shouldn't be doing..... whistle.gif

Just kidding wink.gif
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post 4th December 2009 20:09
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QUOTE(Mason @ 4th December 2009 21:05) *
Hey Steve... You sure you not doing anything you shouldn't be doing..... whistle.gif

Just kidding wink.gif


I should be so lucky! whistle.gif

I'll open that flap in the morning then, if it's stopped raining...thanks for that..I'd never have thought of that in a month of Sundays....nice one!

I'll give the Lada impression a miss though, if that's alright!
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post 20th November 2010 12:13
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QUOTE(shammon81 @ 4th December 2009 17:43) *
Circulation flap stuck shut.

remove plastiv trim around the winscreen, or in fact the right hand ( passengers side) its in two halves and joins i the middle. under the wiper you will see a plastic cover, its a funny shape removes easy but bit of a b**ger remembering the way it goes back... under that is a flap bash it with a long screw driver and hay presto always open and no steamy windows!!!



you're not wrong there...bloody thing...I cannot get it to go back any way, shape or form!

(yes I've finally got round to removing the flap..well with leaking sunroof and this stuck it wasn't funny trying to drive!)
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post 20th November 2010 13:01
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one thing I did notice, maybe worth you checking..the black rubber whatsits, that go under the bonnet in the corners to collect leaves, mine have both started to perish and now actually suck up water like a sieve...when I squeezed them a lot of water came out
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post 20th November 2010 13:05
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I threw mine away years ago.

Water trap.
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post 27th November 2010 09:19
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QUOTE(E500 TAT @ 20th November 2010 13:05) *
I threw mine away years ago.

Water trap.


I took mine out so I could paint the back of the shock turrets and was wondering whether to put hem back in.. I don't think I'll bother..

..I'm sure everyone knows this already but the spaces behind those rubber blocks have drain holes that get blocked easily. its worth giving them a clean out every now and then.

Sorry.. nothing to do with misting up or monty python I know...
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post 27th November 2010 11:48
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Mine are also like a sponge so I left them out when I did some painting.. blooming alfa,

I have genuine OEM deflectors on mine, great big alfa logo on them, they are not cool but they work...

I heard if you run it constantly in thrd gear, pledge allegiance to david cameron and wear the same pants every day then you will save 20% fuel even without wind deflectors.... Apolitician would defo have you believe this was true.. idiots
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QUOTE(Smokin @ 27th November 2010 09:19) *
Sorry.. nothing to do with misting up or monty python I know...


It's all relative.

If these clog up and the water has nowere to go it'll find its way inside the car, damp.

Then your windows will have condensation on them and mist up easier.
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